Impact


The article illustrates how Fake News impacted South Africa. The site explained that after an article was released about Jacob Zuma's unexpected resigning the Rand went up due to his unpopularity with investors but this fake article was debunked by accredited websites and the Rand went back to its weaker state. The source from which the fake news had spread, mimicked a real African News Site, with the name; AllAfricaNews.com. The fake source's website was similar to that of the original site and but the domain name was different. Theirs was AllAfricaNews.co.za. (Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL), 2018) In this case the outcome was positive but not all scenarios have the same outcome as this one. Although the story did not spread massively online, it had made in impact on the financial state of South Africa. (Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL), 2018)

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