The internet is a breeding ground for radical ideologies and bizarre conspiracy theories and can quickly move troubled souls to violence.

Media Monitoring Africa agreed, saying fake websites in South Africa were becoming a serious problem.

“It has become difficult for readers to differentiate between what’s legitimate and what’s fake. All we can advise is for people to think before they click the share button,” said Media Monitoring’s William Bird.

Nabeelah Shaikh, ‘Fake news dangerous and getting harder to stop,’ IOL, 11 December 2016