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    Kenya Is the Latest Victim in the Info Wars

    Think before you click. Many are dubious about President Trump’s claims that “fake news” dominates American media — but in Kenya it’s an actual threat. There, phony news reports and social media propaganda are playing an outsize role ahead of August’s general election. It’s particularly dangerous for the mainstream media, seen as Kenya’s most trusted institution. Perhaps worst of all? Thanks to Kenya’s 87 percent mobile penetration rate and lighting-fast mobile internet, there may be no limit to how quickly and how far fake news can spread.

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