Three Western Cape pupils have been recognised for their incredible resilience in almost unspeakable circumstances.
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Eskom recently launched a dedicated section on its website flagging reports it says are fake.
The group's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has strongly argued against fact-checking in political ads.
Misleading social media posts about the anti-migrant violence gripping South Africa have been spreading across the continent, fuelling tensions that have already sparked reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
Despite its increasing notoriety, fake news has been around since the early days of print media. Some fake news articles are easier to spot than others. Here are some tips to help you distinguish fact from fiction.
A fake advert posted on the Facebook page 'Jobs learnership and bursary' claims Absa bank, one of South Africa's largest financial services organisations, is hiring.
Facebook and YouTube said on Tuesday they were moving to reduce the spread of misleading health care claims after a media report showed the proliferation of bogus cancer cures on social media.
Tweeters like Panyaza Lesufi and journalists such as myself need to be extra careful about how we wield the superpower of social influence, writes Mandy Wiener.
The journalist stands by his tweet saying he got the information from reliable sources
The first of April traditionally brings with it pranks and jokes, with journalists often getting in on the gag and many publications running spoof articles that have readers gasping in disbelief.
Democracy underminers will consistently seek to attack credible media not because they have a principled argument against them, but simply to sow doubt about the information, writes William Bird.
A circulating screengrab of a "tweet" from US president Donald Trump, purportedly in conversation with President Cyril Ramaphosa about conscripting South Africans for war in Iran, has been debunked as fake.
The Twitter account @helpsurvivers, which "exposed" men when Twitter users tweeted allegations of rape against them, has been suspended.
Despite claims made on various Twitter accounts that five women were kidnapped in the Hatfield area in Pretoria, no cases have been opened with the police.
Here's what social media companies can do to keep us safer, says Santosh Vijaykumar.
Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly stunned to hear himself described as a former innovator - not a current one.
And he's recruiting an army of medical experts to help him.
Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday.
The story has even caught international attention.
South African WhatsApp users often get bombarded by viral messages making a variety of claims, be it from a neurotic neighbour or a loony relative. Now you can have them fact-checked.
One of the core challenges surrounding disinformation is that it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between what is credible and what is not, writes William Bird.
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