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

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21 February 2021, Daily Maverick, William Bird and Thandi Smith

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 Covid-19. To date, slightly fewer than 1,300 complaints have been submitted to the platform since March 2020, with relevant action being taken where necessary.

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