Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

2017-10-18 14:40

Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing 'non-consensual nudity' and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.

Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

2017-10-10 12:45

Google has summoned policy staff from around the world for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

Twitter to expand character limit in bid to boost growth

2017-09-27 09:10

Twitter plans to lift its 140-character limit on tweets in an experiment with a small group that may expand to the entire social media platform.

Radio host Redi Tlhabi’s Twitter account hacked

2017-09-23 16:42

Writer and radio host Redi Tlhabi’s twitter account, @reditlhabi, has been hacked, merely a week after her highly anticipated book about president Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006 was released.

What is Trump worth to Twitter? One analyst estimates $2bn

2017-08-18 09:08

Without US President Donald Trump, Twitter could lose as much as $2bn in market value, according to an analyst.

Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips

2017-08-08 08:41

After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base.

'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

2017-07-25 11:52

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

Trump jnr tweets 'Top Gun' video of dad shooting CNN jet

2017-07-10 16:28

Donald Trump jnr has tweeted a video of an edited clip of the 1986 military thriller "Top Gun" in which President Donald Trump's face is superimposed over Tom Cruise's character as he shoots down a Russian jet with a CNN logo on it.

Trump's Twitter-smack down of CNN his most retweeted post

2017-07-06 06:09

A mock video tweeted by President Donald Trump showing him pummelling a man whose face is covered by the CNN logo, has become Trump's most-shared post on the platform

Social media 'bots' distorting global politics - study

2017-06-21 12:00

A wave of "computational propaganda", largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers say.


Facebook, Twitter face a UK levy if cyber bullying not tackled

2017-10-11 15:09

Social-media giants such as Facebook and Twitter will have to reveal the scale of cyber bullying in the UK and face being made to pay the cost of dealing with it.

Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter

2017-10-05 05:14

Donald Trump has passed the pope to become the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a social media tracker says

Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removed

2017-09-26 13:37

Twitter is citing "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it didn't remove President Donald Trump's declaration in a tweet that North Korean leaders may not "be around much longer."

Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

2017-08-24 14:20

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.

Trump's new Twitter target: own party leader

2017-08-10 20:31

Donald Trump has vented his anger against any number of political opponents on Twitter, but the latest target of US presidential scorn is the Senate leader of his own Republican Party.

Twitter asked why it doesn't disclose daily user numbers

2017-08-01 22:33

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked Twitter a question that many investors also have: why not disclose your number of daily active users?

Locals band together to shut down Gupta-linked web platforms

2017-07-17 12:09

The joint effort of South Africans to shut down Gupta-linked websites and social media platforms signals a strong community focus, says internet expert Arthur Goldstuck.

Apology not accepted, SA tells #BellPottinger

2017-07-07 13:00

South Africans have taken to Twitter to question the sincerity of the apology made by international public relations firm Bell Pottinger. View some of the responses here.

Trump says he does not have tapes

2017-06-22 20:09

US President Donald Trump has said he did not have recordings of his meetings with former FBI director James Comey.

Twitter eyes SA growth with Lite app

2017-06-20 14:17

Twitter is eyeing its Lite application to grow in South Africa to mitigate the cost of data.

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