When a photograph of President Jacob Zuma supposedly dancing up close and personal with singer Babes Wodumo popped up on social media in 2016, gleeful South Africans shared it far and wide. In fact, it was a photoshopped composite of two different pictures. The result was a perfect example of how misinformation usually has a grain of truth. In this case, the president’s reputation as ladies’ man who has also danced on stage at political rallies with some of South Africa’s top musicians, might have lulled many into thinking it was genuine.
With rising awareness of “fake news”, people are more cautious of reflexively hitting share. But how can you quickly verify whether what you’re seeing is true, especially when you’re on your mobile phone?Luckily there are many free go-to websites and mobile apps. Here are three useful ones to help keep the egg off your face…..more