As Nigerians get ready to cast their vote in Saturday's presidential elections, DW News Africa finds out how the spread of fake news on WhatsApp could affect the results. And: tensions in Senegal as the West African country heads to the polls.
The Facebook-owned messaging service is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message. The company has been trying to limit the spreading of fake news and other misuses of the service.
With European Union elections months away, Facebook has announced new measures to stop election meddling across the bloc. The measures include bolstering ad transparency and establishing regional defense centers.
Brazilian presidential candidate Fernando Haddad has accused far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro of online dirty tricks using WhatsApp. Bolsonaro and team are savvy social media users, but they've also faced legal battles.
Brazil's federal police have opened an investigation into disinformation on social media against presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad. WhatsApp has played an outsized role in this year's vote.
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