February 3, 2024

Can the DSA Help Mitigate Online Disinformation Threats? Insights from Kenya's Elections

The article highlights the alarming rise of online disinformation in Kenya as elections approach. Platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter are accused of hosting harmful content, including hate speech and incitement to violence against ethnic communities. This disinformation threatens to exacerbate tensions reminiscent of the deadly clashes following Kenya’s disputed 2007 election. Investigators found that not only are social media companies failing to adequately police this content, but their algorithms often amplify its reach. Read more

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