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We found that while these laws have a chilling effect on political and media debate, they do not reduce misinformation harm.
Some college students surveyed showed substantial media literacy — but being able to recognize a fake story didn’t always deter them from sharing it.
“The new media continues in the ways of the old conventional media — that is, it supports patriarchy and negative portrayal of women.”
More than a quarter of Kenyans and Nigerians surveyed said they had shared stories that they knew were made up.
“In the West, Cracked, BuzzFeed, and Mashable had really picked up steam. We couldn’t relate to the contents; we didn’t get the jokes. So we decided to create content for people like us.”
Following the blueprint of Syria Deeply, the new Ebola-focused site hopes to deliver context and coherence in covering the spread and treatment of the virus.
The site, backed by the Agence France-Presse Foundation, is starting in South Africa but hopes to spread elsewhere.