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List of Known Fake News Sites in South Africa (and beyond)

LazyLion

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#66
Gary's Hoax Summary for the Day - 1 November 2017

1) There is NO Security Strike on 2 November and they are not going to kill White People. The airport is not going to be closed on Friday.
2) There is an EFF March in Pretoria on 2 November, but they are not going to kill white people.
3) The Government is not going to monitor and record ALL forms of social media.
4) People who attended the Black Monday protest are not being marked or targetted.
5) People who have crosses on their profiles are not being marked or targetted.
6) Your petrol will not explode in your petrol tank due to high temperatures.
7) The Soweto Marathon is not looking for staff, all vacancies have been filled.
8) It is theoretically possible (but unlikely) that there are transparent creatures in your drinking water.
 
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#69
www.News24.com

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...sdorp-for-allegedly-stealing-tractor-20180108

Johannesburg - A 32-year-old farm worker was shot and killed, allegedly by his employer, on a farm in Tarlton, outside Krugersdorp, over the weekend.

Details of the alleged murder were still vague.

However, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela confirmed to News24 that the incident happened on January 6.

"The farmer phoned the police and told them that he shot a farm worker who stole his tractor. The police went to the farm and found the farm worker," Makhubela said.
Correct article:

https://maroelamedia.co.za/nuus/sa-nuus/plaaswerker-glo-oor-trekker-doodgeskiet/

https://krugersdorpnews.co.za/34470...officer-fatally-shoots-tractor-thief-in-head/

Police Statement:

WEST RAND CLUSTER

Media Statement
Date:2018-01-08

46 YEAR OLD MALE ARRESTED FOR MURDER

Tarlton- On Saturday the 6th of January at approximately 11:00 the police arrested a 46 year old male in connection with a murder that took place at Matshelapad informal settlement.

It is alleged that the 43 year old victim was travelling on a tractor from his place of employment to his place of residence at Matshelapad when he was followed by the security officers. It was alleged that the victim stole the tractor that he was driving.

The victim was allegedly followed up until Matshelapad were he was shot at by the security officer. The victim suffered a gun shot wound on his head.

The shooting took place at an open field near Matshelapad. The police were summoned to the scene and on their arrival the situation was reported to be tense, as the members of the community attacked the security officers. The vehicle belonging to the security officers was badly damaged and the officer escaped unharmed.

The 46 year old suspect will make his first appearance at the Krugersdorp Magistrate Court today on charges of murder.

The Station Commander of Tarlton SAPS condemned all acts of vigilantism that eminates from such situations. She urged members of the community to work with the police and not against the police as in most cases crucial evidential material is or gets destroyed by such actions.

Issues by: Constable Lucky Matome
Spokesperson
Tarlton SAPS
0119520005/6
 
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#73
Mistakes in articles do not count as Fake News. The source even stated that the details were vague...
Well, reporting a total different story than what really happened (a farmer shot his worker in a labour dispute after attempting to steal a trekker vs the worker stole the trekker and security chased him and shot him) and also quoting a false interview with a police officer vs the actual statement released by police...

If you see this a small mistake and not fake news.... it is your thread.
 

LazyLion

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#74
It's based on a real event they just got some of the details wrong. Probably interviewed the wrong sources. They usually correct it in subsequent articles. And they admitted it was vague. I'm willing to give them the BOTD. As much as I also hate news24.

Fake News is usually completely fictitious stories.
 

Moto Guzzi

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#75
If you understand the Motive & Funding behind any news, it does not matter whether its fake or not.
 

f2wohf

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#76
Well, reporting a total different story than what really happened (a farmer shot his worker in a labour dispute after attempting to steal a trekker vs the worker stole the trekker and security chased him and shot him) and also quoting a false interview with a police officer vs the actual statement released by police...

If you see this a small mistake and not fake news.... it is your thread.
Fake is what you say. They never mentioned an interview with the police officer, but a phone call.

Did you speak to the police officer mentioned in the News24 to confirm that if she got contacted or not and what she said to News24?

Maybe the police officer said complete BS and got News24 into this.

Same with the police statement issued “yesterday” according to you but dated today.

I already suggested all this in the relevant article and you failed to answer.
 
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