Disinformation in a time of Covid-19: The power of political spin

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10 October 2021, Daily Maverick, William Bird and Nomshado Lubisi

 

Since March 2020, Real411 has received complaints about a range of digital harms. Most were related to mis- and disinformation about Covid-19. This shifted to vaccines, and it is now shifting to the local government elections. This week we look at the power of spin and how it has been used by political parties to deflect and divert attention from two key issues.

 

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