Stories about Elections from December, 2019
As the election nears, netizens are election posters through the hashtag #GraphicDesignForDemocracy.
Overall, our coverage in the past 12 months highlighted stories of protests and internet shutdowns from across the region.
The suspicions about Russia began before the elections with the publication of an electoral poll that gave clear victory for Frelimo.
"I lost 2 brothers during the crisis, and like countless others, reflect on the legacy of the conflict everyday. May we have a lasting peace."
Uganda’s social media tax essentially amounted to an internet shutdown, driving thousands offline and silencing dissent for others.
Political delegates of the New Democracy party were arrested, accused of carrying fake credentials.
The increased Communication Service Tax to 9% will create a huge barrier to affordability, increase existing digital inequalities and will be disproportionately felt in rural areas and among women.
In light of the lack of transparency from Facebook and a legal void characterizing the regulation of political ads on social media, measures to counter disinformation were inadequate.
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Fact-checking service blames Croatian government for using EU money to fund online portal that spreads disinformation
A web portal infamous for proliferating falsehoods and nationalist hate has received funds slated for support of Small and Medium Enterprises from the European fund for Regional Development.