Fake News Sites Pull Wool Over Mainstream Media, Public's Eyes

A man who is an employee at the University of South Africa is accused of running fake news websites, where amongst others he has covered the story on the rape of a 7-year-old girl by a 22-year-old man in a family restaurant. The fake news included that the perpetrator's mother said he was "bewitched" by neighbours and that he said the victim "did not look like a virgin", and was reported as fact by mainstream media. Big business was also duped into advertising on the fake news sites.

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