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UKZN Invitation to Webinar: Wed, 22 April 2020

April 17, 2020

Fake news is news that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread using traditional or social media

Communiqué from the Office of the Executive Director: Corporate Relations

The University of KwaZulu-Natal presents the 2nd in a series of Public Webinars

by Judge Zakeria Mohammed “Zak” Yacoob

Facilitated by: Professor Francesco Petruccione (UKZN)

Fake news is news that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread using traditional  or social media. With most of the world’s population under lockdown and with easy access to smartphones, in an atmosphere where people are desperate for information, fake news is everywhere.

Anyone who creates or spreads fake news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  is now liable for prosecution.. The government has put mechanisms in place to enable it to act faster in curbing digital misinformation and fake news. We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or misinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. 

 Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Time: 16h00 - 17h00

See invitation for more information.

Click here to RSVP.

Enquiries only : thakurpersads@ukzn.ac.za  

 

Issued by

Normah Zondo

Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)

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