fake news

Did the apartheid government inject black people with HIV? We look to science.

This month, the New African boasts a shocking headline: "We deliberately spread Aids in South Africa." Could that be true?


PIC Commission calls out 'desperate' Twitter accounts on fake news

Tebogo Tshwane

The commission said it is aware of the 'clearly orchestrated recent flurry of messages'' on Twitter circulating inaccurate information


Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news

Idayat Hassan

According to new research, the volume of disinformation and fake news in the run-up to the Nigerian election is unprecedented


Our appetite for fake news is a global threat to health

Junaid Nabi

The next battle for global health is likely to be fought on the internet


Fake news: Censorship’s no solution

The public, not private companies or governments, should limit dangerous digital deception