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Misinformation in countries with limited technological literacies: How people in sub-Sahara Africa engage with fake news

BKC Faculty Associate Greg Gondwe writes about variations in digital access and literacy among people in sub-Saharan Africa. 

“However, the presumed news-literate individuals did not seem to believe in misinformation, except in events that compromised their moral fiber. Because of eco-chambers, news-literate people were more susceptible to misinformation. The overall findings question the notion of news literacy and whether it is indeed a panacea for fighting misinformation.”

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