15 April 2020 – Established process for monitoring and responded misinformation

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Public information
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa initiated a new monitoring and evaluation process to assess complaints of misinformation from the media, the public and other sectors of society.

The process allows for fake news items to be taken down, and for cases to be submitted to the police service for investigation and prosecution.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/government-monitors-and-responds-misinformation-and-fake-news-during-coronavirus-covid-19