"Factforward": foretelling the future of Africa's information disorder

Title"Factforward": foretelling the future of Africa's information disorder
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsB. Mutsvairo, L.R. Bruls, M.E. de Bruijn, and K. Skare Orgeret
Secondary TitleThe bulletin of technology & public life
Date Published2023
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, disinformation, misinformation

This article explains how Africa-specific dynamics of democratisation, state control, and mobility shape the creation of Africa's information disorder. By conducting expert interviews, the authors explain about existing studies on the continent's information disorder, explore the the concept of “factforwarding”, and highlight specific focal points to better understand disinformation practices in Africa.


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