Pasha 12: Fake news and fallacies part 1

“Fake news” is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms. One of the ways to beat misinformation, disinformation and propaganda is through science. Evidence based journalism is crucial, too.

In this episode of Pasha, Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, spoke ahead of a panel discussion presented in partnership with The Conversation Africa. Here’s what he had to say about fake news.

Read more: Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

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