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What we do
The Africa Science Dialogue is an ISAAA AfriCenter-led platform that connects science to our society through timely interventions on various types of misinformation on innovations in Agriculture, Health and the Environment. Although social media revolution presents many advantages to the population, it has also contributed towards blurring the lines between fact and fiction on scientific issues. Proliferation of social media platforms has provided fodder for misinformation and disinformation to thrive. Disinformation campaigns targeting new innovations have become more and more aggressive. Dangers of widespread falsehoods and malicious information about science include delayed decision making, growing mistrust on science and emergence of fears on technologies. Our intervention has also been informed by lessons learnt in communicating about genetically modified crops over the last 30 years. Don't amplify misinformation, clarify with our experts.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
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