Stakeholders Urge Tech Giants, Gov’t To Attend To Mis-disinformation Situation in Ghana

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At end of the public forum on mis-disinformation in Ghana, media stakeholders highlighted three main drivers of the problem: political party propaganda, legacy media’s sacrifice of news accuracy for speed and the Ghana government’s regulation challenge.

Consequently, to arrest the problem, the main recommendations by participants were that stakeholders take action to stem these three main drivers. The forum also demanded…

There’s No Such Thing as Flawless Facial Recognition Technology

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A human rights lawyer responds to Catherine Lacey’s “Congratulations on Your Loss.”
A few years ago, I attended a meeting for litigators at a digital rights conference. When entering the room, I saw many familiar faces, and a few that were unfamiliar. When I introduced myself to one of the women I had never seen before, a white woman, she…

US, UK, Interpol Give Ghana Phone Hacking Tools, Raising Journalist Concerns on Safety and Confidentiality

By Jonathan Rozen, CPJ |

In May 2019, senior members of Ghana’s law enforcement posed for photos with the U.S. ambassador to their country at a ceremonyExternal link in the capital, Accra. Between them they held boxes and bags, gifts from the U.S. government to Ghana which, according to one of the recipients, contained Israeli phone hacking technology.

That recipient was Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, then-director…