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Somali Journalists Launch ‘Disinformation Lab’ to Combat Spread of Fake News | Voice of America

By Mohamed Kahiye
June 1, 2021

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – The Federation of Somali Journalists has launched a campaign to combat the spread of false information, fake news, hate speech and propaganda. The federation says Somalia is already seeing a huge spike in social media misinformation campaigns ahead of elections expected before the end of July.

The country’s chronic internal conflict and political instability has made Somalia a fertile ground for the spread of misinformation. The growing number of young Somalis who connect and share news on social media platforms has become a prime target for this tide of fake news.

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Source: Somali Journalists Launch ‘Disinformation Lab’ to Combat Spread of Fake News | Voice of America

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