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

LazyLion

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Guys, we've had a challenge to remove blackopinion.co.za (the site run by the Black First Land First Group) from this list. It is possible that the articles which originally got it added to this list more than a year ago may have been removed from their site. Can you please list reasons as to why it should not be removed from this list? Appears to be mainly opinion pieces on their site, and also appears to be publishing opinion pieces as news. But opinions alone are not enough reason to list the site as "Fake News". Please give me concrete examples.
 

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Guys, we've had a challenge to remove blackopinion.co.za (the site run by the Black First Land First Group) from this list. It is possible that the articles which originally got it added to this list more than a year ago may have been removed from their site. Can you please list reasons as to why it should not be removed from this list? Appears to be mainly opinion pieces on their site, and also appears to be publishing opinion pieces as news. But opinions alone are not enough reason to list the site as "Fake News". Please give me concrete examples.

This under international news seems to be pushing the boundry between opinion and fact. https://blackopinion.co.za/2017/02/08/exclusive-south-african-reserve-bank-kill-ceo-bank-baroda/

"In a sadistic and evil streak, SARB sent a mocking message of condolences to the family of Argawal. This is after having made his life impossible and possibly contributing to his heart attack. "

This is part of the insulting message, “The South African Reserve Bank is aware of the passing away of Bank of Baroda CEO, Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, and conveys our sympathies to his family and the staff of the bank.”
 

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CNN, BBC, NY Times, MSNBC, Sky .. Proven false reporting and cover up stories serving the Neocons ..

Any outlet of the big media houses(Turner, Murdock, Disney…) ,spell only one narrative, They read the news from one script,
No Independent journos allowed, No Alternative views.. "Experts that are called in the studios are on payroll .. Youtube is full with clips of how featured guests are cut off air quick if they move away from the official line,,

Pro Wars, Pro Monsanto, Pro scaremongering news.. based on “anonymous” sources, or Social media “reports” , unproved videos, and doughy “eyewitness” accounts…They take all tis as a facts, Push recklessly for start of WW3..
 

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Yeah, we are not really looking for conspiracy theories here... those are normally the domain of the fake news sites.
 

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CNN, BBC, NY Times, MSNBC, Sky .. Proven false reporting and cover up stories serving the Neocons ..

Any outlet of the big media houses(Turner, Murdock, Disney…) ,spell only one narrative, They read the news from one script,
No Independent journos allowed, No Alternative views.. "Experts that are called in the studios are on payroll .. Youtube is full with clips of how featured guests are cut off air quick if they move away from the official line,,

Pro Wars, Pro Monsanto, Pro scaremongering news.. based on “anonymous” sources, or Social media “reports” , unproved videos, and doughy “eyewitness” accounts…They take all tis as a facts, Push recklessly for start of WW3..
 

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I normally tell people "If you see something on Facebook, your default position should be that it is bullsh*t. Go and check on mainstream sites like BBC, Sky, CNN etc".
 
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I normally tell people "If you see something on Facebook, your default position should be that it is bullsh*t. Go and check on mainstream sites like BBC, Sky, CNN etc".
Ya. Problem is - those mainstream news agencies aren't inclined to carry the latest pictures of my newborn grandson.
 

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This under international news seems to be pushing the boundry between opinion and fact. https://blackopinion.co.za/2017/02/08/exclusive-south-african-reserve-bank-kill-ceo-bank-baroda/
Try these two "stories" today .. just spreading rumour & rubbish, clearly by at least one pf the people involved themselves!!

https://blackopinion.co.za/2018/10/...iet-rampedis-sunday-times-resignation-letter/
https://blackopinion.co.za/2018/10/07/pravins-thugs-intimidate-judge-kroon/

Amazing rubbish, frankly!!
 

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WATCH: Fake news sites under spotlight
JOHANNESBURG - A Unisa office administrator has been revealed as the author of several fake news websites.

According to a new News24 investigation, the 29-year-old and his sister also use several Facebook groups to distribute their misinformation.

Among the fake news, they've spread is that the Dros rapist was black.

So, is there any way to shut down these fake news sites, and how can the public tell what's true and what's a lie?
Read More...
https://www.enca.com/analysis/watch-fake-news-sites-under-spotlight
 

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More related fake news sites and another owners details exposed by lengthy News24 investigation: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...ifies-himself-in-fake-news-fightback-20181125

In an attempted fightback against a News24 investigation into disinformation website Mzansistories.com late last week, another "fake news" website owner has inadvertently identified himself.

News24 can reveal that Ntebatse Clement Sekgodiso (27) from Kgopane near Tzaneen in Limpopo attempted to retaliate against the News24 investigation that highlighted William Mahlatse Ramatseba as a fake news kingpin.

Sekgodiso unwittingly revealed that he too has links to at least 14 disinformation websites of his own.

His main website www.ABCNews.co.za (ABCNews), attempts to pass itself off as part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), even incorporating its logo.
 
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