Pro-Afrikaans website could close - report

2013-11-10 20:23
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Johannesburg - Google's decision to stop channelling advertising to an Afrikaans language activism group and website could result in its closure, Rapport newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to Rapport, Roodt said Google had told him Afrikaans was not a recognised advertising language and it could channel advertisements only to the English version of the Praag website.

In a letter she reportedly posted on the social media network, she allegedly accusing Praag of being racist and of spreading hate speech, and shared the letter with companies she claimed were helping it spread this message by advertising on the website.

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