ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

SAHRC to investigate Helen Zille’s colonialism tweets

2017-04-21 21:39

The SAHRC will investigate whether Western Cape premier Helen Zille’s tweets about colonialism violated the Bill of Rights.

These celebs found love on social media and so can you!

2017-04-16 11:47

Forget online dating sites. Your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are the new matchmaking platforms.

Can Twitter predict the markets?

2017-04-12 12:15

Translating opinions into numbers is not an easy undertaking but it seems that Twitter does offer some useful, perhaps even lucrative, insights.

6 Social media food accounts you need to be following

2017-04-09 06:00

In partnership with City Press.

Dlamini-Zuma rejects 'rubbish' march tweet as fake

2017-04-07 21:05

Former AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has claimed that a tweet on her verified account, criticising the anti-Zuma protests, was a fake.

Twitter drops egg icon in battle with internet 'trolls'

2017-04-04 08:53

An egg icon that for years marked profiles of new Twitter users was gone on Monday, a victim of "trolls" who often hid behind them to launch anonymous online attacks.

Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live

2017-04-02 15:04

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook, according to Chicago police.

Bathabile Dlamini distances herself from fake social media accounts

2017-03-31 18:24

A Twitter account from which Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini ostensibly tweeted “Greeting all South Africans. I am still the Minister of Social Development” has been dismissed as a fake.

Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

2017-03-31 11:32

Twitter is easing its 140-character limit in replies

Twitterati on mission to #SavePravin after Kathrada's funeral

2017-03-29 22:45

Following the burial service of the late struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada, the name of finance minister Pravin Gordhan has been making its rounds on social media.

 

Major search targets suspect in Facebook murder

2017-04-17 15:23

The search for a suspected US killer who has posted gruesome Facebook video of a fatal Cleveland shooting has authorities in surrounding states on the lookout.

Facebook targets 30 000 fake France accounts before election

2017-04-15 08:57

Facebook says it has targeted 30 000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation.

Mbalula's birthday tweet to Zuma 'buying face' - Twitter

2017-04-12 12:07

Some Twitter users have rejected Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's birthday wishes to President Jacob Zuma as "buying face" and "kissing ass".

Michigan boy, 11, hangs himself after prank

2017-04-08 19:37

An 11-year-old US boy who saw social media posts indicating his girlfriend had committed suicide, believed every word and soon after he hanged himself.

Twitter pokes fun at Mbalula's call for crime reports

2017-04-05 16:23

Twitter users are poking fun at new Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's call for people to use the social media platform to report crime.

Britain to burst fake news bubble

2017-04-02 22:55

The rise of fake news has been a hot topic in Britain this year, with the lawmaker leading a probe into the phenomenon warning it was "a threat to democracy".

Social media now more important for retailers

2017-04-02 06:02

Social media is becoming increasingly influential for retailers to target their customers.

Video appears to show Rio police shooting subjects on ground

2017-03-31 13:01

Brazilian military police say they are investigating a video that appears to show two officers shoot injured suspects who are on the ground.

#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.

Political parties to debate Zille's 'colonialism' tweets

2017-03-28 07:18

Political parties will try and show the "true legacy" of colonialism when the Western Cape provincial legislature debate Helen Zille’s recent tweets.

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