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WhatsApp: The Purveyor of Fake News In Haiti and One Haitian Org That’s Fighting Back

In the last days of January, a sex tape began to spread rapidly across Haiti’s social media channels. Its reach was particularly broad because people claimed that the star of the video was a Haitian minister called Enol Joseph. The video turned out to be fake, but it still had a strong impact and underlined a problem that’s become more and more pervasive in Haiti—the spread of misinformation. One organization is trying to fight back.