In partnership with Article 19 and Meedan, NDI is examining how marginalized communities in Kenya are impacted in online spaces and how disinformation and hate speech spreads. Final results from this participatory research are expected in early 2020. Through this project, the Coalition has grown to include many great Kenyan organizations that joined D4D to lend their expertise. In the next Download, we will introduce you to all of our new Members.
Researchers at the Stanford Global Internet Observatory found disinformation and computational propaganda networks run by Russian organizations with connections to the government in various countries across central and eastern Africa. The report has led to the deactivation of Facebook accounts and groups related to three Russian based networks that were active in Mozambique, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya, while others operated in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.