Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

LinkedIn mega-deal puts Twitter's future into focus

2016-06-15 11:17

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter's future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks.

Clinton trolls Trump on Twitter: 'Delete your account'

2016-06-10 08:00

Hillary Clinton's snarky tweet to her White House rival Donald Trump was among the funniest of the campaign.

Tech giants vow to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours

2016-05-31 17:39

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours to combat the use of social media by terrorists.

Twitter loosens reins on 140 character limit

2016-05-24 16:34

Internet micro-blogging tool Twitter will move to relax certain conditions regarding its 140 character limit, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Festival sacks Azealia Banks over racist attack on Zayn

2016-05-12 10:23

A London music festival has removed rapper Azealia Banks from its line-up after she went on a racially charged attack against former One Direction heartthrob Zayn.

Canadian to leave Nepal after visa revoked over tweets

2016-05-05 17:01

A Canadian software developer who has been ordered to leave Nepal over tweets deemed to "incite conflict" will fly home after failing to win a reprieve from the country's top court, his lawyer says.

Joemat-Pettersson slams fake social media accounts

2016-04-21 14:27

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson has denounced Facebook and Twitter accounts in her name.

Social media clampdown in Zim 'will lead to court challenges' - press watchdog

2016-04-11 20:05

Any attempt by President Robert Mugabe's government to regulate social media use in Zimbabwe could lead to costly court challenges, a press watchdog warned on Monday

Hamas slams Twitter for closing its accounts

2016-04-01 16:59

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has lashed out at Twitter after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts.


Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

2016-06-22 08:52

The social network is increasing the time limit for video tweets to 140 seconds, a move aimed at drawing in more users with visual content.

Democrats searching for unity around Clinton

2016-06-10 18:02

Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan.

Fast-growing Snapchat overtakes Twitter

2016-06-03 15:07

Snapchat reportedly now has 150 million people using the service each day, which makes it more popular than its older rival Twitter.

Katy Perry’s Twitter account got hacked!

2016-05-31 14:31

Katy Perry’s Twitter account was hacked after the account started tweeting vulgar and racist language.

Twitter to free room for links and photos - report

2016-05-17 07:33

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit set for posts at the one-to-many messaging service, Bloomberg has reported.

French teen suicide on Periscope leads to inquiry

2016-05-11 22:44

French authorities have opened an investigation after a teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her suicide on the popular app Periscope.

Social media fuming over racist sports transformation post

2016-05-02 20:25

Matthew Theunissen's name is now trending on social media platform Twitter following a racist comment he made about Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Twitter, WhatsApp 'blocked' in parts of Ethiopia

2016-04-12 11:13

Internet messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered protests.

Twitter goes from excited to confused on #MbekiLetters

2016-04-11 13:08

After posting his much-awaited letter about the “Nkandla matter”, Twitter went from excitement to disappointment about what former president Thabo Mbeki was saying.

ANC media officer apologises for Malema tweet

2016-03-31 15:50

An ANC media relations officer has apologised after taking to Twitter to downplay EFF leader Julius Malema receiving a BA degree from Unisa, after claiming it as mediocre.

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