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People & Culture

Defusing the rumour mill, digitally

The text-messaging technology that’s helping quash misinformation and save lives in Kenya

  • Feb 15, 2016
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Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya
Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya, in June 2014. (Photo: Adrian Gregorich)
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Bad information can be deadly in southeastern Kenya, but a Canadian organization is working to stop it in its tracks. Brian Owens looks at how the Sentinel Project’s text-messaging technology is helping quash rumours and save lives.? Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world?, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.?

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