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.

'#WeLoveErdogan: Supporters rally around Turkey leader

2016-03-30 20:56

A bid by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to create Twitter buzz around the Turkish leader as he makes a sensitive trip to the United States, has descended into acrimony amid accusations of censorship.

The most memorable events in a decade of Twitter

2016-03-18 12:46

Over its 10-year history, Twitter has marked numerous world events and created its own unique moments. Here are a few key milestones in Twitter history.

Azealia Banks quits Twitter over 'junky' US media culture

2016-03-10 09:10

Hip-hop star Azealia Banks, an explosive presence on Twitter where she relished taking other artists to task, has abruptly deactivated her account as she deplored US media culture.

French social networks atwitter over asteroid hoax

2016-02-15 22:48

Twitter and Facebook lit up this weekend when pranksters reported that an asteroid was hurtling toward France.


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.

Microsoft takes chatbot offline after offensive tweets

2016-03-27 07:22

Microsoft yanks chatbot designed to tweet like teen girl after it makes offensive remarks

#StateCaptureMovieTitles takes aim at 'all the president's Gupta men'

2016-03-17 11:27

As Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas and former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor both claimed that the Guptas offered them top Cabinet posts, South Africans have taken to social media to interrogate the influential family's "state capture".

Did Kanye West just hack Kim’s Twitter account?

2016-03-08 09:46

Did Kanye West just hack Kim's Twitter account so he could have another Twitter tirade?

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai ventures back onto Twitter, gets mobbed

2016-02-15 21:15

Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has reappeared on Twitter after a more than two-year absence, telling followers that with social media 'taking over... one has to evolve or die'.

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