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

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02 May 2021, Daily Maverick, Thandi Smith and William Bird

So this 3 May, get out there, take out a subscription, hold the media accountable and fight disinformation: every small step to protect our democracy makes it that much easier to protect (and less likely that disinformation will spread), making it a tiny bit safer for our media.

Safer journalists means a safer democracy, and we all win, even the scumbags and the scoundrels. Pity they are just too self-interested, greedy, corrupt and hateful to see that.

Remember, if you come across content on social media that could potentially be hate speech, incitement, harassment or disinformation, report it to Real411. To make it even more simple, download the Real411 mobile app.

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