Fake News Obstructs Africa's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Fear mongering and homemade remedies: Fake news is getting in the way as Africa responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Cai Nebe for Deutsche Welle. This comes after social media posts circulated in South Africa claiming the government would only assist companies that were 51% black-owned, and a now-deleted tweet from Nigerian music and entertainment consultant Bizzle Osikoya featured a doctored image of a television breaking news segment, proposing that cocaine can cure the novel coronavirus.

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