27 February 2024, Bloemfontein Courant, Zanele Mbongo

REAL411 alerts of disinformation dangers as South Africa gears up for 2024 elections, urging awareness and action against misinformation.

Disinformation can polarise communities, mislead voters and erode trust in electoral institutions, REAL411 has warned.

“As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital media and gear up for the 2024 general election, it is crucial to recognise the dangers that disinformation poses to democracy,” said REAL411.

Combatting disinformation in elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) partnered with social media giants Google, Meta and TikTok, and nonprofit organisation Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), and signed a framework of cooperation to combat disinformation in the elections.

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