Nieman Lab: Punitive laws are failing to curb misinformation in Africa

Nieman Lab: Punitive laws are failing to curb misinformation in Africa. “In a recent study, we examined the changes made to laws and regulations relating to the publication of ‘false information’ in 11 sub-Saharan countries between 2016 and 2020. We also looked at how they correlate with misinformation, to understand the role they may play in reducing harm caused by misinformation.”

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