Big tech troubles in Africa

July 26, 2022
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Two weeks ago, we discussed the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filing civil lawsuits against Mirror Trading International Proprietary Limited, a South African company and its CEO for a $1.7 billion Bitcoin fraud scheme.

Well, it appears all the victims might not be getting their money. But that's not all we discussed on today's podcast.

If you've been a consistent listener of the podcast, you've probably heard Emmanuel talk about the Termii Elevate Conference, which was held on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Oluwanifemi gave a quick rundown of all that happened at the event, touching briefly on some of the learnings from a panel on communication models.

Meanwhile, in South Africa, the construction of Amazon's Development Centre may be facing some delays. A lawsuit brought by indigenous activists contesting the tech giant's right to build on the land has been a constant headache since January 2022. Chimgozirim had some interesting insights on this.


Continuing the big tech trend, Bolu talked about Meta and the lawsuit it is facing in Kenya, over allegations by whistleblower Daniel Motaung who says he was forced to watch videos that gave him PTSD. Emmanuel and Chimgozirim argue the forced nature of the job, as the rest of the team weighs in on what role Artificial Intelligence plays in all of this.

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Writer, Humanoid, Forever she/her, Lover of words. Find me on Twitter @OnomeOneyibo.
Writer, Humanoid, Forever she/her, Lover of words. Find me on Twitter @OnomeOneyibo.
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