Ferial Haffajee on political parties and their 'trolling armies'

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- capetalk.co.za | 2 weeks ago

In a column on Tuesday, Daily Maverick associate editor and columnist Ferial Haffajee comments that social media platforms display among the worst forms of violence against journalists and pose a threat to media freedom.

Describing herself as part of their "roadkill", she details her own harrowing experience of Twitter trolls. "Online abuse has become so commonplace that taking it in and blocking is part of the daily routine now", she writes.

The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) is busy with a court case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) which it accuses of of hate speech and threats against journalists.

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