Fake News, the Media and COVID-19 in West Africa

This report briefly examines the phenomenon of fake news in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Anglophone West Africa. It specifically addresses the following areas: fake news trends; how the phenomenon has impacted the work of the media and the fight against the pandemic; measures taken so far (by government, media, development partners, others) to address the spread of the phenomenon; and recommendations on the way forward.

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