Facebook changing guidelines for trending topics after probe

2016-05-24 06:59

Facebook is changing how it determines which news stories are “trending,” after recent allegations of political bias in its selections.

Kenyan blogger faces arrest after claiming VP collapsed

2016-05-20 17:06

A Kenyan blogger is facing possible arrest after he claimed that the country's vice president had collapsed and been rushed to hospital.

Mutharika blames social media for 'social decay' in Malawi

2016-05-16 13:48

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has urged churches to join in his war on social media, claiming that the communication medium is the cause of "social decay" in his country.

Journalist group slams Uganda over social media blackout

2016-05-13 13:51

The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticised Uganda over social media shut down during President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration.

Justice Dept considering new laws against racism

2016-05-12 11:50

Government is considering drafting new laws to prevent racism and hate speech, says acting Minister in the Presidency Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Moseneke and I braaied wors together - Judge Jansen in tribute

2016-05-11 13:52

Beleaguered Pretoria High Court Judge Mabel Jansen once paid tribute to the special bond she had with Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, who was her colleague in the 1980s.

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

2016-05-11 09:15

Facebook has denied allegations from a former news curator that it scrubs its site of articles by and about political conservatives.

Complaints gather against judge's rape comments

2016-05-09 16:04

The ANCWL and DA have called for the JSC to investigate High Court Judge Mabel Jansen's comments about child rape and black culture.

Matthew Theunissen still a trending topic

Matthew Theunissen has apologised for his racist Facebook post, saying he did not mean to say it.

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De Lille calls on SAHRC to probe racist Facebook rant

2016-05-03 13:55

Mayor Patricia de Lille has called on the SA Human Rights Commission to investigate the "utterly despicable racist comments" made by Matthew Theunissen on Facebook.


14 new tech words in the Oxford dictionary

2016-05-23 12:02

Digitally inspired words are increasingly used in conversation and the Oxford Dictionary has been including the neologisms into its word lists.

Twitterati poke fun at Gwede Mantashe during live chat

2016-05-18 21:04

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has been the butt of Twitter jokes after he opened up the #ANCLiveChat question-and-answer debate on the party’s election manifesto.

Jansen defended by black adopted children

2016-05-15 14:47

Judge Mabel Jansen - currently facing controversy over comments on rape and race – has been defended by her black adopted children, two newspapers reported. But the reports have been met by heavy criticism.

Uganda shuts down social media ahead of Museveni's inauguration

2016-05-12 15:11

Ugandans are in a social media blackout after the country's communication regulator instructed service providers to shut down social media ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's swearing-in ceremony, a report says.

Masutha grants special leave to Judge Jansen

2016-05-11 14:00

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has approved a request for special leave for controversial High Court judge Mabel Jansen.

Steve Hofmeyr comes out in support of Judge Jansen

2016-05-11 11:34

Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr and right-winger Dan Roodt have come out on social media in support of beleaguered High Court Judge Mabel Jansen.

Judge Mabel Jansen requests 'special leave'

2016-05-10 14:36

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and beleaguered High Court Judge Mabel Jansen have requested that she be placed on special leave, the Judicial Services Commission says.

Petition started to remove judge over rape comments

2016-05-09 09:25

A petition has been started calling for the removal of High Court Judge Mabel Jansen over comments on Facebook regarding black people and rape.

Racist Facebook ranter: 'I didn’t mean to say it'

2016-05-03 16:02

A man who went on a racist rant on social media has apologised for what he wrote and says that he "didn’t mean to say it”.

'He doesn't work for us' - Racist Facebook ranter's former boss

2016-05-03 08:55

Facebook racist ranter Matthew Theunissen has gone to ground as a former employer distanced themselves from him.

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