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Fake News: the ANC’s attempt

South Africa’s ruling party tried to launch a 50 million rand ($3,7 million) on a fake news campaign to spread positive spin and troll the opposition ahead of the 2016 local government election, in which the African National Congress suffered unprecedented losses. Publicist Sihle Bolani blew the lid on the covert campaign when she took…

via South Africa’s ANC allegedly tried—but failed—to deploy fake news to win the 2016 election — Quartz