Election campaigning ends in Kenya but disinformation battle drags on
Campaigners for the frontrunners, Deputy President William Ruto and veteran politician Raila Odinga, are circulating dozens of posts claiming that their opponent is engaged in "vote rigging plots", said Benedict Manzin, a sub-Saharan Africa analyst at UK-based intelligence firm Sibylline.
Kenya campaign ends but disinformation battle drags on
The campaign for Kenya's presidential election has officially closed but the relentless -- and dangerous -- flow of disinformation continues online, as keyboard warriors battle to discredit rivals by sharing fake rigging claims, experts say.
UNLV study reveals calls for gun control after mass shootings
UNLV researchers found that political parties on the left and right that flock to Twitter after mass shootings are beginning to find a middle ground, calling out gun control and mental health services.
Americans want less "thoughts and prayers" and demand action after shootings
If you look the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, the majority of responses were "Vegas Strong", "Thoughts and Prayers", "We're With you". Now that is largely disappeared and replaced by a lot of anger. A lot of fear and calls for a legislative actions mostly on the right-leaning gun control side. But you do we see that also on the frightening sight as well.
What Twitter Can Tell Us About Gun Control Attitudes
Mary Blankenship is a researcher at Brookings Mountain West at UNLV who studies internet misinformation — and her most recent study suggests that sentiments on gun reform across the political aisle are converging.