Ten fake news sites to be wary of

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Russian man faces US trial in lucrative hacking scheme.

Russian man faces US trial in lucrative hacking scheme.

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Russian man faces US trial in lucrative hacking scheme.

Russian man faces US trial in lucrative hacking scheme.

JOHANNESBURG - Fake news websites are multiplying in parasitic fashion in South Africa, with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan their latest target

Anything posted online can go “viral” and it may be difficult for online readers to distinguish between fact and fiction.

According to Africa Check, readers' critical faculties can be overshadowed when a story elicits emotional responses.

Africa Check has compiled a list of fake news sites to watch out for: 

• Live Monitor
• iMzansi
• Mzansi LIVE
• African News Updates
• Mzansi Stories
• News24-TV
• CitySun
• Gossip Mill Mzansi
• Pretorialive
• South Africa Latest News