Organisation: FakeNewsHunters (South Africa)

Publication Date: 11/22/2017


As in many countries, social media has been weaponised, with legions of bots and their human sock puppet masters pushing political agendas and trolling anyone who holds contrary views or opinions. With elections due in South Africa in2019, we hope this tool can help stop the fakers and the trolls in their tracks.

Technologies used for this project:

The tech site for the Twitter bot and webapp is NodeJS, Expressjs, Twitter Node SDK, Pug, and Botometer. Programs: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop), MS Office (Word and PowerPoint.


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