8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Social media misinformation putting Pacific communities at risk - government

From Morning Report, 6:49 am on 8 April 2020

Government advisors say social media misinformation about Covid-19 is putting Pacific communities in New Zealand at particular risk.

On Tuesday, the government announced a $17 million package toward building an awareness campaign in Pacific languages, as well as support for health providers.

Doctors and community leaders say that's needed to tackle a stream of false information online and address a staffing shortfall in health workers.

Mackenzie Smith reports.