Why tech giants dropped Uganda and Trump from their platforms
Ahead of Thursday’s presidential election in Uganda, Facebook has taken down a government-backed network, accusing it of using fake accounts to post information about the election. Coming so soon after some social media platforms took down accounts belonging to Donald Trump, the move has raised questions about the role social media companies play in regulating online communications.
Army to deploy new recruits to Sambisa - Burutai, BVN-generated NIN invalid without update – NIMC
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2020 in Retrospect | Inside Stuff
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,' multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at the year 2020 and its lessons, looking at how COVID19 showed us the importance of hygiene, paralyzed the economy, changed work ethics, and caused loss of jobs. It is also the year of ENDSARS, where Nigerian youths were organised to pass their message, amongst others. He also advises President Muhammadu Buhari to focus in the coming year on restructuring the federation. Get more at the YouTube channel of Guardian Nigeria, and be on the lookout for Oloja's weekly column, every Sunday, in The Guardian newspaper.
Deepfakes: Manipulating audio and video to spread misinformationFr
With the US elections fast appproching, we tell you more about the rise of so-called deepfakes, or how to generate videos by manipulating words or actions of individuals. How are they created and could they have an impact on votes? Our correspondents in California explore this growing phenomenon.
Managing sentiments, doubts, conspiracies and politics during Covid-19 pandemic
GuardianTV engages Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu on the management of sentiments, doubts, conspiracies, and politics during a pandemic like Covid-19.
Nigeria's National Assembly security men harasses female journalist over indecent outfit
A Nigerian journalist took to Twitter to recount how she was denied access to the National Assembly on Monday while trying to cover the public hearing on the controversial Social Media Bill because of her outfit.