Benin Policies Affecting Disinformation
Benin has no specific legislation against disinformation but the "Loi N° 2017-20 du 20 Avril 2018 portant code du numérique en République du Bénin" strictly regulates against spreading disinformation. The law has been criticized as too ill-defined in scope and too disproportionately harsh, permitting the government to limit any speech deemed inappropriate.
In April 2020 there was been at least one journalist arrested for allegedly spreading false information about the country's economy on social media.
During COVID-19 the government set up a number of platforms to ensure factually correct health information was readily available including a centralized government platform available on mobile phones, videos, press releases across social media, an official pandemic website and a WhatsApp messaging system.