How good are you at spotting fake news?
BBC Research across Kenya and Nigeria has found that people are more interested in being first to share news on social media than making sure it is accurate, despite being aware of the consequences of disinformation.
Nigerian police say false information & incendiary images on Facebook have contributed to more than a dozen recent killings in Plateau State. When BBC got in touch with Facebook, the company disabled the account of a man in the UK spreading misinformation to thousands in Nigeria.
“Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.” -Abiodun Borisade