South Africa: Techcentral – We Go Inside the Guptabot Fake News Network

South Africa: Techcentral – We Go Inside the Guptabot Fake News Network

[Daily Maverick] On Monday last week, Richard Poplak, in his Trainspotter column on the Daily Maverick, wrote a funny but scathing rant about the two Zuma sons, Edward and Duduzane (or is that Duduzani?). By Tuesday his Twitter timeline was clogged with insults and defamatory memes from a bunch of anonymous Twitter trolls. Talk to any South African journalist reporting on the relationship between the Guptas and President Zuma or his acolytes and they’ll tell you a similar story. Abuse from the so-called Guptabots is the ne

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