Combating disinformation and fake news, theme of meeting in Tunis


TUNISIA AFRIQUE PRESS– Participants in a meeting in Tunis on Tuesday on « trust in the media and disinformation in the context of a pandemic » were unanimous in stressing the need to fight against the spread of fake news.

They believe that fake news, which circulate very easily thanks to social media, risk compromising citizens’ trust in the media.
 Many Tunisians say they only get their information from Facebook and Twitter. For them, social media are becoming the main source of information and thus see the credibility of the media, all media combined, in sharp decline.