17 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Govt can't do much more about social media misinformation - commentator

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 17 August 2020

The Health Minister gave New Zealanders a serve yesterday for peddling nasty rumours and misinformation relating to the current Covid-19 cluster.

Tech commentator Paul Brislen says a telling off is about all they can do at this point.

He says the world no longer relies solely on mainstream media for news, but the online world has much fewer regulations than traditional methods of passing on information.

Brislen spoke to RNZ reporter Charlotte Cook.