'If the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits': Song about ongoing trade war with the US goes viral in China

2019-05-23 08:04

The musical score was written by retired Chinese official Zhao Liangtian, and it was posted in a group on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat.

ISIS ripped off a scene from 'The Lord of the Rings' in its latest propaganda video

2018-05-25 11:07

The Islamic State used a scene from the Ride of the Rohirrim, which features in "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in a recent propaganda video. The terrorist group also used footage from Orlando Bloom's 2005 movie "Kingdom of Heaven."

Does government have a responsibility to fight fake news?

2017-10-30 14:11

For democracy to be stable, people must have fair access to information. It is essential for the exchange of ideas, a necessary step in pursuit of human development in society, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Defence against Bell Pottinger's dark arts

2017-07-07 07:54

Is there a Defence Against the Dark Arts course to help you counter the impact of propaganda campaigns like the one waged by Bell Pottinger, asks Mandi Smallhorne.


Facebook is launching fake news checking in South Africa – here’s how it works

2018-10-04 14:54

Hitting a "report" button activates a process that will see fake news balanced with warnings on Facebook – just in time for the 2019 elections in South Africa.

China is using a tweet from Elon Musk as propaganda tool

2018-03-01 10:25

Musk tweeted about a railway station upgrade completed by 1,500 workers in nine hours. State media seized the tweet and declared Musk was "amazed" by China.

The scourge of social media

2017-07-14 16:16

Propaganda has entered the digital age, with a number of sinister players around the world propagating false information to sway the public’s views on various political issues.

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