Battleground social media: The gathering Twitter storm

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By Susan Comrie, Micah Reddy and Sam Sole for amaBhungane

When we say ‘same WhatsApp group’ we normally mean people sharing a point of view. But occasionally – very occasionally – there really is a WhatsApp group quietly co-ordinating what people say on social media and what happens in the streets. In chapter two of ‘Battleground social media’, we look at how remnants of the Zuma faction of the ANC have leveraged non-profits, anonymous Twitter accounts and even an outside political party to advance their agenda.

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