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Nigerian study wins WhatsApp misinformation grant

A social media messenger App, WhatsApp, has announced the recipients of its $1 million research grants to academics from around the world for the purpose of studying misinformation and its impact on society. Fake news, calls for violence, election-related propaganda and other topics come under the different proposals for which the grants were given.

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WhatsApp “Staying Connected”

One platform that resonates well with many in these days of constantly evolving technology is the chat platform “WhatsApp”. Both young and the elderly are permanently preoccupied with staying connected on WhatsApp with family, friends, colleagues, groups, and all those they know. I guess it is because it is quite a good user friendly social media app that does not require too much techiness.

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