Coronavirus (537) Are we past the peak of viral WhatsApp misinformation about coronavirus? (3)

2 May, 2020

Dear Martin

Regarding the spread of misinformation, in South Africa, the spread of unofficial or fake information about Covid-19 has become a criminal offense. There were arrests carried out already. Some links:

1. http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/378305/fake-news-peddlers-could-be-ja...

2. https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/covid-19-third-parties-can-...

3. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/africa-press-office/2020/04/15/coronavirus-so...

4. https://www.enca.com/news/covid-19-government-clamp-down-fake-posts

5. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/man-who-posted-fake-contaminated...

6. https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2020-04-23-fake-news-and-covid-19-ho...

7. https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-04-16-government-ramp...

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Maryam Bibi Rumaney

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