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Only racist for the money?

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford
2020-10-29

Tessa Knight’s painstakingly detailed uncovering of a network of South African websites which predict race war and the notion of “white genocide” is a masterpiece of digital sleuthing. She’s traced hundreds of scam domains full of clickbait and lies, including one straightforward rip-off of an Afriforum site, to a single owner. The scams are many and marvelous, ranging from straightforward white supremacist nonsense to rip-offs of SABC news sites, WhoIs and – most improbably of all – Afriforum. Many of which lock you into a redirect loop of spammy ads. There’s no detail on the amount the gentleman in question is vacuuming up in display ad cash, but it’s likely to be substantial. Of course, he denies he’s doing it for the money and that he is genuinely a nasty piece of work.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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