South Africa: Fake news about Covid-19 now a criminal offence – Dario Milo and Johan Thiel

22 03 2020

As Covid-19 infections spread rapidly around the globe and governments everywhere scramble to limit infections, fake news about the disease on social networks has become a major problem. There have even been some arrests – in India, Hungary and Kenya – of people who have spread fake news about Covid-19, using existing local laws. Read the rest of this entry »