Gareth Cliff and his e.tv show landed in hot water for spreading “dangerous misinformation” about Covid-19 and have been fined R10,000.
This is after an official ruling by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) that stated it had fined e.tv and eNCA R10k for airing an episode of Cliff’s show, So What Now? on July 22. The fine is to be paid by November 15 to the Registrar of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA).
In the episode, Gareth interviewed conspiracy theorist David Icke, who claimed Covid-19 didn’t exist. The conspiracy theorist claimed that the “concerns” about Covid-19 were a scam, and he described it as a hoax.
While neither of them quoted any scientific or medical evidence about why they believed Covid-19 didn’t exist, Gareth and David continued to make several untrue claims about the virus, the commission said.
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) complained to the BCCSA and said the broadcast was unlawful, harmful, and in breach of SA’s broadcasting code.
Read more: South African TV and radio personality Gareth Cliff and his e.tv show fined R10,000 for spreading ‘dangerous misinformation’ about ‘Covid-19’ by interviewing David Icke. What are they all terrified of the public hearing from David Icke all over the world? ‘The virus does not exist’. Why? Because it DOESN’T