Africa Facts

Poynter Results

  • Fact-Checking

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    Don't put too much hope in EU legislation against fake news

    JOHANNESBURG — Supporting free speech and majority rule is a hallmark of the European Union. But in the fight against fake news, those values are nothing short of obstacles.

    That’s according to several media experts and stakeholders, who all told Poynter that recent efforts by the European Union and individual countries to regulate online misinformation will likely fail due to governance issues and legal restrictions in the region.

  • Fact-Checking

    Article

    Amid political turmoil in Zimbabwe, a fact-checking project prepares to launch

    JOHANNESBURG — Jean Mujati left Harare a day early, while things were still calm.
     
    “The part of the city I drove through, it was quiet, it was peaceful — it even looked normal,” the journalist told Poynter. “Someone needed to do something. I’m not saying I’m in favor of the military stepping in and taking over power, but something had to give in Zimbabwe.”
     

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