TOGO’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

Les fausses nouvelles sont un phénomène qui n’épargne pas le Togo à l’instar d’autres pays du monde. Il importe donc d’essayer de comprendre les mécanismes qui gouvernent leur rapide diffusion pour trouver les voies de mitigation. L’écosystème de l’information au Togo est composé de deux branches : les médias traditionnels (la presse écrite, la radio, …

NIGER’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

Niger’s first private media entities emerged in the 1990s following the fall of the single-party and military era. However, the birth of private media did not lead to free and independent media. A bipolar media system quickly took shape, with public media tending to support the ruling party and private media siding with the opposition. …

GHANA’S FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM: An Overview

This report explores Ghana’s fake news ecosystem examining key actors in the online and offline space and the origins of their authority; key online information platforms and the interaction between offline media and non-media structures that shape information flows and gender dynamics. Ten interviews were undertaken to augment secondary data gathered from online and offline …