Media Monitoring Africa

6 June 2020, Sowetan Live, Unathi Nkanjeni Director of Media Monitoring Africa William Bird told TshisaLIVE the post from Leanne was concerning and could discredit her credibility. “It’s a very disappointing thing to see when a respected news presenter, someone who is known to bring us news,...
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 p...
15 April 2020, News24 “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news.” According to the ministry, the process is a co...
9 April 2020, Moneyweb, Tebogo Tswane Media Monitoring Africa – in partnership with government, the South African National Editors’ Forum, the Press Council South Africa and other stakeholders – has launched a platform where people can report fake news. The website, Real411, allows people to...
7 April 2020, All4Women, News24 William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa, told News24 there had been a significant spike in fake news and conspiracy theories since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. “This kind of thing is increasing. That specific complaint [about the contaminated s...
5 April 2020, ENCA, Anlie Hattingh There’s been a lot of false information doing the rounds on social media. Fake news can lead to unnecessary fear. Media Monitoring Africa is inviting South Africans to report instances of suspected disinformation to its Real 411 platform. William Bird, the or...
1 April 2020, Radio Islam, Faizel Patel Media Monitoring Africa says the spreading and sharing of fake news and misinformation causes anxiety and anger among people creating a sense of panic, fear and an unprecedented sense of urgency. Bird has urged people to get COVID-19 news from trusted sources ...