What is the penalty for spreading fake news?


Anyone that creates or spreads fake news about the Coronavirus COVID-19 is liable for prosecution.

Verify the information before you sharing online by cross-referencing the data with reputable sources such as the World Health Organisation, the NHS, SA's Department of Health, and Skills Portal.

You can report fake news through the Real411 website: www.real411.org or the Whatsapp line 067 966 4015.

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