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A photo is circulating on Facebook with the claim it shows Rigathi Gachagua, MP for Kenya’s Mathira constituency, waving at Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga’s convoy of vehicles.  He is in a crowd of onlookers Read More
Forwarding a false message on WhatsApp can mislead your friends and family. They may be tricked into believing something that isn’t true.False information can also kill.In 2018, rumors of child kidnapping spread across WhatsApp in India, with tragic results....
Media complacency has allowed for a thriving disinformation industry that threatens Kenya’s democratic discourse. This August, tens of millions of Africans..... Read More
In a TV interview, billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi quoted statistics that cast the economic management of current president Uhuru Kenyatta in a poor light.Wanjigi was right to say that debt repayments took 18% of revenue when former president Mwai...
The former finance minister was fairly accurate in his speech, correctly quoting the extent of Kenya’s public debt and overall GDP and highlighting Kenyans’ reliance on mobile lending service Fuliza. While Kenyan debt is concerning, we could find no...
Spain-based CitizenGO appears to have spread disinformation about surrogacy, other reproductive issues in Kenya, according to Mozilla Fellow Odanga Madung These disinformation campaigns were amplified by Twitter’s trending algorithm, reaching millions of Kenyans (NAIROBI, KENYA | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,...
Alphonce Shiundu and Andrés Jiménez A new digital investigation by Mozilla Foundation says it found that a cross-border influence information operation rigged Twitter’s trending topics to manipulate public opinion in Kenya. Read More
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