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

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18 October 2020, Daily Maverick, Thandi Smith & 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 which have largely focused on Covid-19. To date, 865 complaints have been submitted to the platform, 97% of which have been assessed by experts, and action taken.

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