UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation
The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.
South Africa misses out on digital identity possibilities
The South African government must recognise the infinite opportunities presented by the mass adoption of a digital identification system, say industry insiders.
Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills
Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.
Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment
UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.
UN launches global initiative to protect cyber space
The United Nations says the world cannot cede virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate.
UN Broadband Commission puts digital cooperation into action
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Mastercard to bring 500m people into digital economy in 2020
The fintech company says it is well on its way to achieving its goal of bringing financial inclusion to hundreds of millions across the globe this year.
Call to open source developers to help fight climate change
The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge focuses on reversing or slowing the effects of climate change.