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Social media, platform power and (mis)information in Zambia’s recent elections

Willems, Wendy ORCID: 0000-0002-9185-4268 (2016) Social media, platform power and (mis)information in Zambia’s recent elections. Africa at LSE Blog (30 Aug 2016). Website.

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Open-source, purpose-built digital platforms such as Ushahidi and Uchaguzi have been used to monitor a number of African elections. However, with the growing power of corporate social media platforms on the continent, Facebook and Twitter are emerging as important sources of information on election-related incidents. Based on her recent fieldwork, LSE’s Wendy Willems examines the challenges of the intensive circulation of information during the recent Zambian elections held on August 11.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Collections > Africa at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 23:22

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