#VanessaHartley publicly shamed for 'racist' post

2016-12-05 18:03

Social media users have let rip at a woman who had apparently posted a racist post on a neighbourhood page on Facebook at the weekend.

Tweets about #PoorBaba prove South Africans have no chill

2016-11-30 15:44

As South Africans faced the news that President Jacob Zuma's term in office had not come to an abrupt end, the hashtag #PoorBaba started trending on Twitter. And Twitter users didn't hold back.

Google to prohibit fake news sites from using its ad software

2016-11-15 07:24

Google plans to prohibit websites that publish fake news from using its ad software, a product called Adsense that allows publishers to place Google ads on their websites.

President-elect Trump back to tweeting with abandon

2016-11-13 22:16

The newly minted Republican president-elect let loose his latest Twitter barrage on a range of topics.

Did Facebook and Twitter inadvertently help Trump win?

2016-11-10 13:24

America just endured its first presidential election in which the majority of the electorate got its news from social media.

#SaxonwoldShebeen leaves Twitter shaken and stirred

2016-11-03 22:43

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s tearful revelation about a “Saxonwold shebeen” to explain his presence near the Gupta family’s home caused an uproar on Twitter on Thursday night.

Maphatsoe won't say if he is the naked man in photo

2016-10-28 19:43

Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has refused to comment on a picture allegedly showing him standing naked in what looks like a hotel room.

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs stiletto

2016-10-27 08:00

2016 US presidential vote - welcome to the first nationwide Twitter election.

Surge in anti-Semitic tweets, Trump supporters involved

2016-10-20 15:38

The number of anti-Semitic posts on Twitter has surged this year, according to a report that says many of those tweeting are supporters of Donald Trump.

Tweet on Lavender Hill mass shooting not true, say police

2016-10-14 20:02

Cape Town police are fuming at a fake claim circulating on Twitter warning people to avoid Lavender Hill as 20 people were shot and eight were killed there.


Getting into the festive spirit with #DecemberIsTheTimeWhen

2016-12-01 18:47

In the spirit of welcoming the final and most lively month of the year, Twitter users have made #DecemberIsTheTimeWhen a new topic of conversation.

Twitter rolls out tool to curb online abuse, bullying

2016-11-16 11:42

Twitter said it was rolling out a new tool to help users filter out harassment and abusive conduct on the messaging platform.

Media fights back as invasion of fake news intensifies

2016-11-14 16:30

The latest allegations that fake news shared on social media changed the way people voted in the US elections has placed the topic of the internet’s Achilles heel back in focus.

‘Sockpuppet’ Twitter accounts used in #HandsOffGuptas information war

2016-11-13 11:43

Fake Twitter accounts are being used to drive an alleged “misinformation” campaign that is seen to benefit the controversial Gupta family.

Twitter COO quits as company falters

2016-11-10 11:16

Twitter's chief operating officer, Adam Bain, is leaving the company to be replaced by finance chief Anthony Noto

Govt's perky Twitter morning after #StateCapture tweet lampooned

2016-11-03 15:27

The South African government's tweeter-in-chief's perky wish for residents to have a great day backfired, setting off a flood of retorts, laughter emojis and of course, memes.

Twitter is shutting down its Vine video app

2016-10-27 18:49

Twitter has announced that it would be discontinuing in the coming months the Vine app that rose to popularity for its six-second video clips.

Global cyber attacks disrupt Twitter and other major sites

2016-10-23 06:00

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the internet through common devices such as webcams and digital recorders, and cut access to some of the world’s best known websites, a stunning breach of global internet stability.

Top Twitter suitor walks away - report

2016-10-16 13:21

A top suitor has ruled out bidding for Twitter, making it likely the one-to-many messaging service will be left to fly solo, according to Financial Times.

Rising social media star Snapchat 'eyes' IPO

2016-10-14 11:35

Snapchat has chosen bankers for its initial public offering, which could happen as soon as March, according to people familiar with the matter.

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