7 May 2024, Joel Ontong, News24

Media Monitoring Africa previously warned that misinformation and disinformation would be a certainty in the run-up to this year’s general election on 29 May.

“The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) is hard at work to ensure that all goes according to plan for these historic elections, and that they are perceived as free and fair. But this is tough when it must deal daily with disinformation,” said IEC spokesperson Kate Bapela.

Certain election myths pop up repeatedly and are usually shared via social media platforms, like WhatsApp, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram and others.

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