In the latest instalment of her “Backstory” series, Gill Moodie writes exclusively for journalism.co.za:

Social networks such as Twitter are nothing if not irreverent and that peculiar Sunday Times splash of the past weekend – of a Facebook fan page displaying a picture of a white man with a rifle posing over the apparently lifeless body of a black child – came in for a roasting in the Twitterverse.By Sunday afternoon other journalists – alerted by Mandy Wiener at Eyewitness News – were saying stories about the picture had been done in 2008 and that the picture was a hoax.

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