ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

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.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

2017-05-20 14:04

Melania Trump's decision not to wear a headscarf upon arrival in the Middle East is drawing attention on social media.

Government 'needs a good shutdown', frustrated Trump tweets

2017-05-03 11:46

President Donald Trump has tweeted that the US government "needs a good shutdown" to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signalling his unhappiness with a spending bill that GOP congressional leaders - and Trump himself - praised as a major accomplishment.

Trump's tweets cooling - and the impact is fading a bit

2017-04-29 07:32

President Trump's tweets are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. But they seem to be losing some of their impact as his tone has cooled.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

2017-04-20 05:07

China has confirmed that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

US drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder

2017-04-07 22:21

The US government has dropped its effort to force Twitter to identify the owner of an anti-Trump account purported to voice dissent from federal employees, court documents have shown.

AS IT HAPPENED: Opinions divided over #BlackMonday

2017-04-03 10:12

View all the latest from the #BlackMonday campaign and various press conferences across South Africa.

Emirati academic gets 10 years in prison over tweets

2017-03-30 15:23

An Emirati academic held since August 2015 over his tweets has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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".

 

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

2017-05-21 15:29

A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

#BrianMolefe heading back to Eskom and Twitter is not having it

2017-05-12 12:32

Brian Molefe is returning to Eskom and Twitter users have gone all out in reaction. #BrianMolefe is currently at the top of the trending list on Twitter.

Twitter says it would love world leaders to use it like Trump

2017-05-02 07:30

Twitter won’t attribute a bump in activity on its platform to US President Donald Trump’s prolific usage.

Trump's constant tweeting isn't lifting Twitter's profit

2017-04-26 12:15

Twitter's frequent presence in the news as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump has not translated into meaningful user growth for the company.

Opposing birthday wishes for Zuma, Gordhan on Twitter

2017-04-12 17:42

Twitter users have extended very different wishes to President Jacob Zuma and his former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on their shared birthday.

PICS: The best #AntiZumaMarch memes

2017-04-07 12:57

As protests take place all around South Africa, pranksters poked fun at Number One on #AntiZumaMarches, Twitter's top trend for the day. Here are some of the best.

#ZumaMustFall makes a comeback on Twitter

2017-03-31 11:25

Following the biggest Cabinet reshuffle since President Jacob Zuma took office in 2009, the ZumaMustFall hashtag has made a comeback on Twitter.

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

2017-03-26 15:13

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields.

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

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