08 October 2020, CAPETALK, Qama Qukula

Meanwhile, William Bird, the director of Media Monitoring Africa, has warned against the spread of disinformation.

He says disinformation can be used to pursue a political agenda.

Bird says disinformation, particularly linked to politics, is an ever-increasing threat to South Africa’s democracy.

“It looks as if it could be what we would call disinformation because it is being withdrawn from the different media houses that initially reported it.” William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa

“There doesn’t seem to be any confirmation that there is a warrant of arrest out for him. So you kind of have to wonder, where would you get this from and why would you want to report it when you don’t have any confirmation of that?” William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa

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