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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessTech.]

Government has set-up a hi-tech monitoring and evaluation platform in an effort to ramp up state capacity to monitor and respond to misinformation and fake news proliferating during the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement, acting Communications minister Jackson Mthembu said the intervention is being put in place to assess complaints and reports from the media, the public and other sectors of society.

The platform has the ability to take down fake news items on a range of platforms and submit cases to the SAPS for investigation and prosecution.

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