“Fake News” and Cyber-Propaganda in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recentering the Research Agenda

@article{Mare2019FakeNA,
  title={“Fake News” and Cyber-Propaganda in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recentering the Research Agenda},
  author={Admire Mare and Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara and Dumisani Zondiwe Moyo},
  journal={African Journalism Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={40},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
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