Cyber Security Authority fights fake news for December 7 elections

May 20, 2024
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Key Points:

  • Cyber Security Authority vows to fight fake news ahead of December 7 elections
  • The Authority will work with tech providers to mitigate misinformation and disinformation on social media platforms

The Cyber Security Authority in Ghana has pledged to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation on social media platforms as the country prepares for the 2024 general elections. The Director General of the Authority, Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako, expressed concerns about AI-powered misinformation campaigns and highlighted the need to work with tech providers to address these issues.

Dr. Boasiako emphasized the changing landscape of cyber attacks and the challenges posed by AI-powered campaigns. He stressed the importance of citizens being vigilant and critical of the information they consume, as well as the role of the media in ensuring free and fair elections. The Authority is working towards detecting and preventing misinformation ahead of the elections by collaborating with platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Overall, the Cyber Security Authority views combating fake news as a top priority and recognizes the collective responsibility of citizens, tech providers, and the media in addressing this issue before the upcoming elections.

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