WATCH: Fake news sites under spotlight

JOHANNESBURG - A Unisa office administrator has been revealed as the author of several fake news websites.

READ: The term 'fake news' is doing great harm

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.

READ: Companies caught funding fake news websites, blame Google AdSense

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?

 

A Unisa office administrator has been revealed as the author of several fake news websites. 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? Courtesy #DStv403

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