Social media allows fake news travel faster, farther

Ximena Smith London, May 11, 2020 Opinion: An open letter to the Prime Minister written by independent journalist Peter Drew, questioned the projected World Health Organisation (WHO) death figures and suggested that the New Zealand government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis was excessive and not based on evidence. Ironically, a number of the letter’s assertions were backed up by referencing less-than-reputable…

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Online traders breaching Fair Trading Act warned

Supplied Content Wellington, May 11, 2020 On the back of increases in online shopping in New Zealand in recent weeks, the Commerce Commission is reminding retailers of their obligations when they sell products online. Rising complaints The Commission has received a significant increase in consumer complaints about retailers selling online in the last month. Complaints include traders advertising goods that…

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