Freedom Online Coalition – Joint Statement on Spread of Disinformation Online

Exactly @Ali Hussein <ahussein@kictanet.or.ke> , be that as it may the
joint statement creates the necessary creative tension.

Best Regards

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 1:05 PM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Internet shutdowns? 🙂
>
> Regards
>
> *Ali Hussein*
>
> Digital Transformation
>
>
> Tel: +254 713 601113
>
> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>
> Skype: abu-jomo
>
> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>
>
>
>
> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
> organizations that I work with.
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 12:30 PM Badru Ntege via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Fully agree. The ethical and Moral standard in information dissemination
>> has been fully diluted. We cannot only focus on state actors as non state
>> actors are equally as lethal since all one needs is a keyboard and an
>> internet connection.
>>
>>
>>
>> The challenge moves beyond “joint statements” to finding a balanced
>> solution. Targeting state actors empowers none state actors to abuse the
>> void and we end up with the state looking for draconian responses. And we
>> all know what that ends up as.
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Badru
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From: *kictanet >> nftconsult.com@lists.kictanet.or.ke> on behalf of Ali Hussein via
>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>> *Reply to: *KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
>> *Date: *Tuesday, 16 February 2021 at 18:38
>> *To: *Badru Ntege <badru.ntege@nftconsult.com>
>> *Cc: *Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke>
>> *Subject: *Re: [kictanet] Freedom Online Coalition – Joint Statement on
>> Spread of Disinformation Online
>>
>>
>>
>> I wouldn’t hold my breath. Propaganda has been part and parcel of
>> political tools to coerce and convince since before the Roman Empire. Today
>> it’s more lethal because it has been weaponized as a tool of Mass
>> Destruction through digital platforms. Sad but it is the times we live.
>>
>>
>>
>> Having said that we must create an online repository of tools to fight
>> this menace. One way is educating the masses on how to detect fake news.
>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> Digital Transformation
>>
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
>> mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the
>> organizations that I work with.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:06 PM Victor Kapiyo via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> In its “Joint Statement on Spread of Disinformation Online”, the Freedom
>> Online Coalition (FOC) expresses deep concern about the growing scope and
>> sophistication of disinformation, which has been employed by state and
>> non-state actors with political, ideological, commercial or other motives.
>>
>> To address this trend, the FOC calls upon governments to refrain from
>> conducting and sponsoring disinformation campaigns, and urges all
>> stakeholders to take active steps to address the issue in a manner that
>> respects human rights, democracy and the rule of law, including
>> acknowledging, in particular the specific targeting of and impact on women
>> and persons belonging to minorities.
>>
>> The development of this statement was led by the governments of Finland
>> and the United Kingdom with input from other Coalition member states and
>> the multi-stakeholder FOC Advisory Network.
>>
>> You can read the statement here
>> <freedomonlinecoalition.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FOC-Joint-Statement-on-Spread-of-Disinformation-Online.pdf>
>> .
>>
>>
>>
>> *Victor Kapiyo*
>>
>> Partner | *Lawmark Partners LLP*
>>
>> *Suite No. 8, Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi | **Web:
>> www.lawmark.co.ke <www.lawmark.co.ke> *
>>
>> ====================================================
>> *“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” Zig
>> Ziglar*
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> kictanet mailing list
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
>> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
>> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
>>
>> Unsubscribe or change your options at
>> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/info%40alyhussein.com
>>
>> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform
>> for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and
>> regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT
>> sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>>
>> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
>> online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth,
>> share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do
>> not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
>>
>> [image: Image removed by sender.]
>> _______________________________________________
>> kictanet mailing list
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
>> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
>> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
>>
>> Unsubscribe or change your options at
>> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/info%40alyhussein.com
>>
>> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform
>> for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and
>> regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT
>> sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>>
>> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
>> online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth,
>> share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do
>> not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
>>
> _______________________________________________
> kictanet mailing list
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
>
> Unsubscribe or change your options at
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/otieno.barrack%40gmail.com
>
> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform
> for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and
> regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT
> sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors
> online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth,
> share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do
> not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
>

KICTANet Admin information

Related Posts

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.