26 Nov 2018

Fiji deals with fake news over election time

From , 6:05 am on 26 November 2018

This month's election in Fiji was not immune to the increasingly world-wide phenomenon of so-called fake news around polling time.

Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First party has another four years in power after Fiji went to the polls, only the second since the 2006 coup.

The authorities there made several calls as the election unfolded for people to be wary of fiction masked as news circulating on social media.

Sally Round reports.

Frank Bainimarama on his way to vote

Frank Bainimarama on his way to vote Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins