15 April 2020 – Established process for monitoring and responded misinformation

Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Government of South Africa initiated a new monitoring and evaluation process to assess complaints of misinformation from the media, the public and other sectors of society.

The process allows for fake news items to be taken down, and for cases to be submitted to the police service for investigation and prosecution.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/government-monitors-and-responds-misinformation-and-fake-news-during-coronavirus-covid-19