Episode 10 : Social Media and Fake News

While the internet and social media provide citizens with the opportunity to inform themselves about just any topic they are interested in, they are also used as platforms to spread false information and fake news. The danger of misinformation and fake news is especially great in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Khaya Sithole spoke to Lee Mwiti, the Chief Editor of Africa Check and media academic, Professor Anton Harber about misinformation and regulation during this crisis.