Disinformation in a time of Covid-19: Weekly Trends in South Africa

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04 October 2020,  Daily Maverick, Thandi Smith and William Bird

Through Real411, Media Monitoring Africa has been tracking disinformation trends on digital platforms since the end of March 2020.

Using the Real411 platform, we have analysed disinformation trends that have largely focused on Covid19. To date, the platform has received 762, with 96% of the complaints resolved. Over the past several weeks, we have been unpacking some of the issues that make disinformation both easy and challenging to identify and combat.

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