Disinformation Tracker

This interactive map seeks to support human rights defenders in Sub-Saharan Africa by tracking and analysing all laws, policies and other government actions on disinformation across Sub-Saharan Africa. Powered by data and insight from local partners, it provides detailed analysis on all government actions using GPD’s framework for disinformation and human rights. Clicking the filters at the top of the map provides a birds eye view of actions across the region. For a detailed analysis of the state of play at the national level, click a country on the map, or select it from the drop down menu. If you have any feedback or questions regarding the tracker, contact info[at]gp-digital[dot]org

Disinformation (specific legislation)

The existence of legislation specifically targeted towards combating disinformation

General speech (related legislation)

The existence of more general speech-related legislation (such as legislation which restricts speech threatening “public order”) which could potentially be used to restrict disinformation

Proposals for legislation

The development (or proposals for the development) of disinformation-specific or general speech-related legislation by the government

Law enforcement action

The actions of law enforcement officials, including prosecutions, arrests and threats, against individuals on the basis that they have spread disinformation

Informal pressure on media/tech companies

Informal governmental pressure on media organisations/tech companies to remove disinformation to restrict online speech or communications on the basis that they constitute disinformation

Informal pressure on individuals

Informal governmental pressure on individuals to self-censor speech or communications on the basis that they constitute disinformation

Other

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Disinformation (specific legislation)

General speech (related legislation)

Proposals for legislation

Law enforcement action

Informal pressure on media/tech companies

Informal pressure on individuals

Other