Washington Forum March 30, 2018: Should Africa be wary of Facebook?

Apr 3, 2018, Washington, DC–Frank Welffens, Managing Partner at USAFCG, joined the Washington Forum at Voice of America in Washington, DC, and participated in the discussion on information security and Facebook in light of Cambridge Analytica’s scandal.

Source: https://www.voaafrique.com/a/4323744.html

Discussion Topic: Panic winds at Facebook, following the revelations of data use of millions of users by the company Cambridge Analytica to influence the last US presidential election. And in Africa, how can Facebook influence political processes?

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Washington, DC, 30 March 2018: Voice of America Washington Forum’s host Raissa Girondin discusses Facebook and Cambridge Analytica’s scandal and the potential impact on social media use in Africa with Frank Welffens, Managing Partner, USAFCG.

Africa, how is your cyber hygiene?

Jan 31, 2018 by Ambassador Omar Arouna–Cyber hygiene is the establishment and maintenance of an individual’s daily routines, occasional checks and general behaviors required to maintain a user’s online “health” (security).

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