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  • Images of voter queues segregated by race at S. African polling station ‘coincidental’- Electoral Commission

    9 May 2019, Standard Digital, The IEC had warned ahead of the poll that “there are recurring themes of disinformation with every election”. However, William Bird, director of Media Monitoring …

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  • South Africa: Politics in the Twittersphere – How Much Misinformation Did We Get?

    15 May 2019, Daily Maverick, Tessa Knight Social media noise does not necessarily correlate to votes. “If you look at the ZACP and the Black First Land First (BLF), they …

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  • How IEC fought fake news during #Elections2019

    13 May 2019, IOL, Thabiso Goba William Bird, director of MMA, the company that came up with the concept and presented it to the IEC, said the programme was born …

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  • Why has land reform slipped off the political agenda in 2019?

    Media Monitoring Africa, a leading media research organisation in Africa, today launched the second in a series of reports analysing the coverage of the 2019 National Elections in South Africa. …

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  • SABC: A broadcaster in the public interest?

    Media Monitoring Africa, a leading media research organisation in Africa, today launched the first interim report analysing the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s coverage of the 2019 National and Provincial …

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  • Don’t let disinformation undermine your vote

    12 May 2019, Rosebank Killarney Gazette, Sarah Koning Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird discusses the problem of using the term ‘fake news’. Read the full article

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