Twitter suspends more accounts linked to 'terrorism'

2017-03-22 13:45

Twitter said it suspended 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016 for "promotion of terrorism," an increase of 60% over the prior six-month period.

After tweet insulting Trump, McDonald's says it was hacked

2017-03-17 13:03

McDonald's says it has determined that it was hacked after its Twitter account sent a message calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President".

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has Twitter lit

2017-03-15 17:00

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's sharp wit, and an even sharper tongue, has has lit up Twitter.

Spot the difference! Real vs fake tweets about finance minister Pravin Gordhan

2017-01-30 20:05

A media analytics company has pulled together some interesting graphics illustrating that a careful strategy is behind the nasty Tweets being generated in the name of politics.

Fake news peddlers can be traced - Hawks

2017-01-23 20:16

Fake news peddlers and Twitter impersonators can run with fake information, but they will not be able to hide, the Hawks have warned.

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka

2017-01-17 17:14

President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter but has accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka in Britain.

Twitter users hit out at ANC over #DontfillupOrlando

2017-01-05 22:00

The ANC was hit with public scorn on Thursday night when the hashtag #DontfillupOrlando trended on Twitter.

Backtracking after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office

2017-01-04 06:59

House Republicans have done an abrupt U-turn under pressure from president-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.

Trump plans lots more tweeting - spokesperson

2017-01-01 21:14

Donald Trump is planning to do "many big things" after being sworn in as president, his communications director has said, adding that his boss has no intention to stop using Twitter.

#2016in4words has people wishing it was over

2016-12-29 17:00

As 2016 draws to a close, Twitter users are seeking to find the four words which best describe the past 363 days - and they are not very positive.


Twitter users react to Spur altercation

2017-03-21 21:16

After a video showing a man physically threatening a woman in front of his and her children at a Spur restaurant went viral on social media, Twitter users reacted with shock, with some defending the man.

Trump: I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter'

2017-03-16 21:03

President Donald Trump is defending his frequent, and often incendiary, use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press

Trump's smartphone not so smart

2017-02-14 20:13

Two US senators have requested details on President Donald Trump's smartphone security, saying he could jeopardise national secrets if he is still using his old handset, as some reports say.

Elon Musk asks Twitter followers for advice on Trump travel ban

2017-01-30 11:57

The billionaire has asked his 6.9 million followers to suggest changes to US President Donald Trump’s order limiting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Haffajee to take on ‘fake news’ Twitter trolls

2017-01-22 20:14

Huffington Post SA's editor-at-large Ferial Haffajee is on a mission to hunt down trolls who have been attacking her and other journalists on Twitter.

Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal his interests, insecurities

2017-01-10 16:17

Donald Trump's use of Twitter is giving Americans and the world something they've never seen before: A peek behind the presidential curtain.

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.

Obama boosted White House technology, Trump sees risks

2017-01-02 08:04

A method of a bygone era may be in for a comeback under US president-elect Donald Trump, despite his voracious use of Twitter.

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.

Trump slams 'inflammatory' Obama on Twitter

2016-12-28 18:21

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused incumbent Barack Obama of making "inflammatory" statements and complicating the impending transfer of power - the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two.

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