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Pandora Exposè Takes a Sharp Twist as Details Emerge of How State Are Secretly Dealing With Expose

Following the revelations by the Pandora Papers last month, digital influencers were paid to promote lies and misinformation in online public platforms according to the reports. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the Pandora Papers earlier this month, which revealed that world leaders had large assets in offshore tax havens.

  6 months ago ago
Pandora Exposè Takes a Sharp Twist as Details Emerge of How State Are Secretly Dealing With Expose

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

Revealed: How Spanish Company Paid Kenyan Twitter Influencers to Push Fake Hashtags

Twitter has been one of the greatest social media that most Kenyans have used to demand accountability from the government and other top organizations. Recently, the hashtag lower food prices dominated the platform. However, according to research done by Mozilla, a right-wing group based in Spain allegedly used Kenyan Twitter influencers to spread misinformation about reproductive health policy and surrogacy.

  3 months ago ago
Revealed: How Spanish Company Paid Kenyan Twitter Influencers to Push Fake Hashtags

POLITICS

New Details Emerge on How Kenyans Were Used to Cleanse Uhuru in Pandora Papers

Another investigation from the Mozilla Foundation has exposed how online disinformation efforts were used to clear President Uhuru Kenyatta after he was named in the Pandora Papers. Data journalist Odanga Madung and cybersecurity analyst Brian Obilo conducted investigations into how well-paid disinformation influencers and sophisticated strategies were utilized to manipulate Twitter's trending algorithm.

  6 months ago ago
New Details Emerge on How Kenyans Were Used to Cleanse Uhuru in Pandora Papers

POLITICS

What Happened To The Pandora Papers Scandal?

Kenyans experienced a huge shock one months ago, after a journalist known as John Allan Namu leaked the Pandora Papers. The biggest fainancial leak in Kenyan history, which linked President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family to an offshore wealth. (A picture of John Allan Namu)

  6 months ago ago
What Happened To The Pandora Papers Scandal?

DIGITAL-TECHNOLOGY

How Verified Kenyan Twitter Accounts are Fueling Disinformation - Report

A new report by Mozilla Foundation has exposed how verified Twitter users in Kenya are fueling disinformation. According to the report, high profile Twitter accounts are being hired out and used to attack judges, journalists and members of civil society. The report, released on September 2, stated that verified tweeps are hired by a secret agency to engage in a highly coordinated online attack by also hijacking Twitter's trending algorithm.

  8 months ago ago
How Verified Kenyan Twitter Accounts are Fueling Disinformation - Report