Category: Social Media

Sub-Saharan Africa and Open Source, Internet-based Due Diligence

In January 2019, the International Monetary Fund released its annual world economic outlook and sub-Saharan Africa as a whole is forecast to grow by 3.5 percent in 2019.   While some of this growth will be driven by organic development of African economies, other drivers will be foreign direct investment and international firms entering new African […]

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Africa and Social Media: Part Two

Social Media Usage Social media are crucial components of Africa’s Internet activity. According to the 2014 “Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology” report by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, approximately 78% of Internet usage in Africa is in social media.  Social media have become increasingly important fora for Africans to air their political views, […]

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Social Media Enhancing Investment Due Diligence

The ever increasing availability of “online data” provides investors, big and small, with a tremendous new opportunity to enhance their due diligence capabilities.  To demonstrate some of this potential, Confidion undertook an analysis of indicators of questionable activities discovered through citizen comments in social media channels and “open gov” databases around three investment fraud cases […]

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