The long and ‘distinguished’ history of fake news

The long and 'distinguished' history of fake news

The BBC is launching a new initiative – Beyond Fake News – with the aim of finding ways to address the increasingly pressing issue of misinformation. The issue has been at the centre of political campaigns and fractious debates around the world. But is fake news really such a new phenomenon?

Newsday’s Alan Kasujja is at the Beyond Fake News conference in Nairobi and was joined by journalist Charles Onyango-Obbo and Nanjala Nyabola, author of ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics’.

(Photo: Charles Onyango-Obbo and Nanjala Nyabola with Alan Kasujja. Credit: BBC)

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