Linda Ngari | August 7

Tackling Misinformation: The Confluence of Platform Integrity and Data Journalism
In her keynote speech, Kenyan data journalist Linda Ngari delves into the intersection of data journalism and digital humanities, focusing on content moderation and platform transparency to combat misinformation. Drawing from her extensive experience in reporting on influence operations during elections, Ngari explores the use of data analysis techniques, to highlight insights and trends informing content moderation strategies. She questions the role of platform transparency in promoting accountability and shows how data journalism scrutinizes platform practices to uphold integrity. Through compelling narratives, Ngari’s work has demonstrated how data journalism is important for digital literacy and fighting misinformation and disinformation- even unto defending democracy during campaigns and elections. Join her in exploring how multidisciplinary efforts can shape the information ecosystem.


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Linda Ngari is a Kenyan journalist, experienced in open source investigative journalism, as well as training fact-checking journalism. Ngari’s work has featured on platforms such as BBC Africa Eye, Global Voices, Face2Face Africa, Code for Africa, and Africa Uncensored. Notably, she is a recipient of ICFJ’s Michael Elliott award and The Gaby Rado Newcomer award for her health and gender reporting about abortion rights in Kenya, as well as the AIPS and Media Council Sports Journalism awards for an open source investigation on a ponzi scheme targeting betting fans in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Daystar University.