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Elections 2024: UP partners with CSIR to caution against online disinformation during elections

# Researchers from the University of Pretoria and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are collaborating on a project to detect fake news online during elections. South Africans head to the polls on the 29th of May. The project involves using artificial intelligence to analyse patterns and identify fake news and also focuses on continuous learning to adapt to evolving disinformation tactics. The university’s professor Vukosi Marivate says the effects of disinformation and fake news during elections pose significant threats to social cohesion and trust.