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

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14 March 2021, Daily Maverick, Thandi Smith and William Bird

Through the Real411 platform, 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, more than 1,310 complaints have been submitted to the platform since March 2020, with relevant action being taken where necessary.

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