Sorting fact from fiction is all in a day's work for the Africa Check team. The independent, non-profit online agency was founded in 2012 with a goal to test public statements and statistics.
Millions of Europeans are being exposed to far-right propaganda on Facebook ahead of the EU elections, a report by the Avaaz NGO shows. The activists say their research prompted an "unprecedented" cleanup by Facebook.
Lawmakers in Singapore passed a controversial fake news law that "criminalizes free speech," according to international activists. People found guilty of spreading fake news could now spend up to 10 years in prison.
The social media giant has stepped up efforts to combat disinformation on its platform that could manipulate the outcome of the European Parliament elections. But is it doing enough?
Ukrainians are set to elect a new president on March 31. Russian-language fake news has consumed the country's media landscape. Some fear that this flood of false reports could influence the outcome of the vote.
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