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Press release 6: Online elections conversation

The online elections conversation received more than 300,000 mentions between 2 April and 15 April 2024. The IEC’s decision to appeal the Electoral Court’s order, which allowed former president Jacob Zuma to be included in the MK Party list, was the main talking point during this period. The CABC also noted attempts to shut down …

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Online discussions over Phala Phala theft were manipulated, report finds.

The CABC investigation analysed patterns of online engagements on social media platforms between June 1, 2022 and September 15, 2022. The report found that some of the Twitter accounts involved were also encountered by the CABC when investigating the July 2021 unrest. This “network”, the organisation said, is focused on manufacturing online dissent as well as …

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