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Newspaper apologises for SA Navy cannon firing fake news

A newspaper report of an SA Navy frigate gun firing a 76 mm round into Simon’s Town, denounced as fake news, elicited an apology...

Fake news peddler arrested

The SA government welcomed the arrest of a 55-year-old male suspect for allegedly circulating a misleading video clip on COVID-19 test kits. The suspect appeared...

Arrests in Morocco over fake coronavirus news

Moroccan police arrested 12 people spreading rumours about the coronavirus, including a woman who used her YouTube channel to say the disease did not...

Egypt targeting social media and fake news

The Egyptian parliament passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists publishing fake news. Under...