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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.

Paramedic suspended for 'discriminatory remarks' over #KnysnaFires

2017-06-09 16:34

A paramedic has been suspended after allegedly posting "discriminatory remarks linked to the tragic weather conditions", Netcare911 says.

Twitter has fun with Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

2017-05-31 09:09

A confusing tweet posted by US President Donald Trump has left him an object of ridicule online, as Twitter continues to decode the meaning behind his late night tweet.

 

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.

Mbalula tweets slam Magashule

2017-06-15 14:30

In a series of unexpected tweets, the official account of ANC NEC member Fikile Mbalula has trashed Free State Premier Ace Magashule as an option for the position of secretary general position, saying he would kill the party.

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

2017-06-08 05:16

President Donald Trump is defending his tweeting habit despite complaints from some Republicans that the president's practice can be a distraction.

South Africans express shock, sadness, following Manchester bombing

2017-05-23 14:00

South Africans have expressed shock and sadness following the killing of 22 people in a suicide bombing in Manchester, UK.

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