Mondli Makhanya | The fake news pandemic

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Fake news, which is loosely defined as the manipulation, falsification or even invention of information to suit a certain end, is an old concept. Picture: istock
Fake news, which is loosely defined as the manipulation, falsification or even invention of information to suit a certain end, is an old concept. Picture: istock

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Written on the eve of last weekend’s national executive committee meeting (NEC), the story said failure by Ramaphosa to chop Magashule and tame his supporters would result in Rupert’s withdrawal of funding for the ANC and his instruction to all media to stop writing positively about the president.

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