Abstract

In the media industry, the propagation of fake news is becoming a booming topic and challenge. On social media, website and written press the spread of this is so fast to keep track of confusing reader on what is fake and also causing damage in different sector of life [1] in response, social media platforms have announced actions to limit the spread of false content. Rapid speed of fake news poses an increasing risk to society’s worldwide to counter this more need to done. The lack of digital literacy may play a big role in spread of fake news in the DRC were less than 20% have access to internet never less access to social media is also low few how have access don’t have computer literacy skills to distinguish and decide what to share. With growing number for the last decade, the challenge will be more complicated with a population estimated to 80 million in 2017, if 75% will be able to access social media platform in 2030 the problem will far great than what it is now.

How to Cite
AGANZE, RIPHIN KUSINZA, Eliud. The Current State of Fake News in the D.R. Congo and Socials Impacts. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], mar. 2020. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/1909>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2020.