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

Willems, Wendy (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: 05 Aug 2021 10:44

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