27 April 2020, City Press, Juniour Khumalo
A big contributor to the anti-vaccine sentiment is fake news about the disease on social networks.
This led to Media Monitoring Africa relaunching its Real411 platform, which was originally set up during South Africa’s elections to enable members of the public to report disinformation and other objectionable speech to a digital complaints committee.
The committee will have three members, one with legal, one with media and one with digital expertise; who make a decision on each complaint. Retired Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob will sit as the appeal commission to adjudicate on any appeal.