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Sharing or liking false statements online can land you in hot water

If you like or share a Facebook post, which contains questionable information, you can face legal action for engaging in the “chain of publication”. An example is the recent case where the website African News Updates published a fake article titled “Two arrested over 80,000 ballot papers already marked as ANC votes”.   The Electoral […]

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Facebook….are they overstepping or are you sharing too much…

Facebook….are they overstepping or are you sharing too much… Cambridge Analytica is a political consulting firm that did digital work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and has close ties to Steve Bannon and GOP mega-donor Robert Mercer, is in hot water after several recent reports have raised ethical and potentially legal questions about […]

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Listeriosis in Ladysmith?

MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING NEWS REPORTS ON LISTERIOSIS IN LADYSMITH 19 March 2018 THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has been inundated with media enquiries following the publication of an article about listeriosis by a Ladysmith-based newspaper at the weekend. As part of efforts to avoid unnecessary panic, and the dissemination of inaccurate information, the department wishes […]