BBC Africa Debate
BBC Africa Debate
BBC World Service for Africa
Is Journalism in Africa Threatened by Fake News?
49 minutes Posted Feb 17, 2017 at 10:34 am.
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Plastic rice. Death hoaxes. ‘Marry twice or go to jail’. How can journalists preserve audience trust in an era of social media and – some say – fake news? Do social media platforms have a responsibility to curb the spread of fake news? And can government censorship can ever be the answer?

The BBC’s Akwasi Sarpong and Didi Akinyelure debate the big questions with an audience in Malawi.

(Image: A stack of newspapers branded with a red ‘fake’ stamp. Credit: Thinkstock; BBC.)