ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Quotes of the week

2017-02-17 22:25

A selection of quotes from some stories News24 published this week.

Hate Crimes Act will increase our workload - NPA

2017-02-15 17:22

Once the draft Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has been finalised and written into law, it will increase the workload of the NPA, the prosecuting authority says.

Why victims of drunk texting can take heart

2017-02-12 15:31

If you’ve been a victim of "drunken texting", well, take heart! WhatsApp is testing a range of new features, including a function to revoke messages sent to other users.

Social media users explode following 'racist' Joost meme

2017-02-07 10:08

A "racist'' meme which seemingly mocked the death of former Springboks scrumhalf Joost van de Westhuizen has enraged Twitter users.

Zuma's daughter takes swipe at ANC media manager

2017-02-05 22:04

Chief of staff of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Thuthukile Zuma has taken a swipe at the ANC’s communications manager, Khusela Sangoni, calling for the party to “stop juniorising senior posts”.

Instagram giveaway a hoax, warns Pavilion shopping mall

2017-01-31 10:56

The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban has issued a warning about a fake Instagram account, while experts warn that social media has become the new method of spreading spam.

Missing activists in Pakistan return home

2017-01-28 20:17

Pakistani police say that four prominent activists and bloggers who have been missing for a few weeks have all returned safely.

Fake news peddlers can be traced - Hawks

2017-01-23 20:16

Fake news peddlers and Twitter impersonators can run with fake information, but they will not be able to hide, the Hawks have warned.

Why we will keep exposing social media racists

2017-01-20 08:24

To make believe that everything in our country is alright, and tolerate those that shout out racist slurs, either from a car window or their Twitter account, is something we cannot accept as the norm, writes Ahmed Areff.

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka

2017-01-17 17:14

President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter but has accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka in Britain.

 

Racist online rants are a mirror of SA society - Facebook director

2017-02-15 23:03

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative has said.

SAHRC to discuss racism on social media

2017-02-15 07:57

The South African Human Rights Commission is to host a two-day national hearing on racism and social media, following several incidents which have caused uproar in the country.

Trump outburst on daughter’s behalf blurs business and politics

2017-02-09 12:19

Donald Trump has lashed out at department store chain Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's clothing line, again spotlighting the intermingling of the US presidency with Trump family businesses.

WhatsApp wants to save you from drunken texts

2017-02-06 10:20

Instant messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly testing a range of new features, including a function to revoke messages sent to other users.

WhatsApp hoax: the fake news scourge continues

2017-02-03 11:32

A message that WhatsApp will be notifying users when someone takes a screenshot of their conversations, has proven to be a hoax. Is it legal to pass on screenshots of private conversations and how can you protect yourself, asks Emma Sadleir.

Spot the difference! Real vs fake tweets about finance minister Pravin Gordhan

2017-01-30 20:05

A media analytics company has pulled together some interesting graphics illustrating that a careful strategy is behind the nasty Tweets being generated in the name of politics.

Western Cape Facebook group on a mission to save water

2017-01-26 09:24

With the City of Cape Town set to intensify water restrictions, a Facebook group is on a mission to make every drop count.

Facebook used to find sound equipment thief

2017-01-20 10:07

A businessman who tracked and found the suspect who allegedly stole his sound equipment, says he was amazed when the investigating officer on the case would not help him to get the man arrested.

Biker makes mincemeat of racist on Facebook

2017-01-19 12:31

Racism in South Africa is unlikely to end anytime soon, biker Carola Trummer has posted on Facebook, in response to a comment about photos of herself with a black man.

WATCH: Cape Town police station scuffle goes viral

2017-01-16 17:01

A scuffle at a Cape Town police station involving an officer apparently manhandling a woman as she resists arrest was recorded and has gone viral on social media.

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