Here is how Facebook wants to fight fake news in Africa
By Guardian Exclusive
20 August 2019 | 8:17 am
Facebook is taking its fight against fake news to a whole new level Facebook is taking its fight against fake news to a whole new level as it is including more African languages, including Yoruba, in its quest to curb this menace.l as it is including more African languages, including Yoruba, in its quest to curb this menace.
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