Racist online rants are a mirror of SA society - Facebook director

2017-02-15 23:03

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative has said.

Facebook inches closer to 2 billion user mark

2017-02-02 14:31

Facebook’s fourth-quarter revenue climbed more than forecast, driven by advertisers’ continued push to reach consumers on mobile phones.

Facebook used to find sound equipment thief

2017-01-20 10:07

A businessman who tracked and found the suspect who allegedly stole his sound equipment, says he was amazed when the investigating officer on the case would not help him to get the man arrested.

Flashy Facebook celebrity Qhubinja

2017-01-17 09:58

A new self-made Facebook celebrity, Qhubinja Nge’gala Lendlamleze Ntombela, has risen to instant stardom after other Facebook users took to his flashy posts.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

WhatsApp vulnerable to 'backdoor' spying - report

2017-01-13 16:48

The mobile messaging service is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy.

Facebook to fight 'fake news' with new journalism project

2017-01-12 08:13

Facebook has announced the creation of a Journalism Project aimed at fostering "a healthy news ecosystem" and curbing the spread of fake news.

Man who called for mosque to be burnt down slams desecration

2017-01-08 21:01

A Langebaan man who called for a mosque to be burnt down has joined those slamming the desecration of a Simon's Town mosque.

Obama uses social media to engage

2017-01-05 11:26

President Barack Obama's administration has increasingly turned to social media options to engage the public.

Israel advances bill to remove online 'incitement'

2017-01-04 08:26

Israel's parliament has advanced a bill that will allow a court to order internet sites such as Facebook to remove material considered "incitement".


Chinese association lays charges over xenophobic Facebook comments

2017-02-07 15:26

Members of The Chinese Association in Gauteng have laid charges against people making xenophobic and racist remarks about Chinese people on social media.

Facebook targets fake news with new 'trending' formula

2017-01-26 15:03

Facebook is updating its 'trending' feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, as part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.

Biker makes mincemeat of racist on Facebook

2017-01-19 12:31

Racism in South Africa is unlikely to end anytime soon, biker Carola Trummer has posted on Facebook, in response to a comment about photos of herself with a black man.

Man behind Diwali Facebook rant back in dock

2017-01-17 05:59

A Facebook user behind an offensive post about fireworks and the Hindu festival of Diwali is expected in the Durban Magistrates Court.

These 8 men own more wealth than half the world combined

2017-01-16 11:55

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology.

Live video of 12-year-old girl's suicide goes viral

2017-01-13 11:19

Video of a 12-year-old US girl's suicide broadcast live has gone viral around the world, and local police say they're unable to do anything about it.

Dung heaps are rhinos' Facebook

2017-01-11 18:40

Rhinos signal gender, age, and sexual availability in their poo, says a study which suggested mammals may use communal dung heaps as social networking sites.

DA to lodge complaints against man who called for mosques to burn

2017-01-05 18:11

The DA intends laying criminal charges against a man who made a call on Facebook for mosques to be burnt down.

'Blacks are cockroaches' - Facebook racist

2017-01-05 08:19

In the latest in a slew of racist Facebook rants, a Limpopo man has called black beachgoers cockroaches.

Social media support floods in for abuse victim who exposed Christmas wounds on Facebook

2016-12-30 17:01

People on social media has shown abuse victim Yolo Pityana tremendous support after she posted pictures of bruises inflicted by her husband on Christmas Day.

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