Covid-19 and Fake News Survey in South Africa

Coronavirus and Disinformation in South Africa
Analysis11.08.2020Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
Covid-19 and Fake News SA
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

A campaign to empower people and to unite efforts in the battle against disinformation.

 Disinformation, propaganda, and “Fake News” have always existed. But why should we worry about that at all?

 What makes it different today is its rapid dissemination and global reach. The spread of false information is being deliberately weaponised by the enemies of freedom. It’s being used to degrade public trust in democratic and state institutions, the media and to intensify social division, resentment and fear.

The campaign #FreedomFightsFake empowers citizens around the globe to think critically and “pre-bunk” disinformation!