ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Snapchat adds Group Story tool to stay ahead of Instagram

2017-05-23 22:08

Snap, the maker of photo and video-sharing app Snapchat, has unveiled a new tool that will let people collaborate with their friends on video stories about events.

Facebook fined $122m for misleading EU over WhatsApp

2017-05-18 14:30

The European Commission has fined US social media giant Facebook $122m for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

Elderly man allegedly abused because he 'wanted to steal'

2017-05-12 18:46

An elderly man from the Cape Flats has allegedly been abused by workers in a workshop in Grassy Park when he was manhandled and shocked with jumper cables.

How social media can get you into trouble with your insurer

2017-05-12 06:00

In the UK a woman was jailed for using Facebook when she caused a car accident. A legal expert shares how a case like this would be handled in South Africa.

‘Abuse’ at children’s home investigated

2017-05-04 21:56

The Gauteng Department of Social Development is investigating allegations that care givers at a children’s home have been swearing at, hitting and dragging the children by the hair.

Facebook profits surge as user base nears 2 billion

2017-05-04 06:40

Facebook has reported that its quarterly profit surged as its ranks of monthly users closed in on two billion, but warned of rising expenses and slowing revenue growth.

Colonialism tweet backlash 'anti-white' - Zille

2017-05-01 07:11

Helen Zille has reiterated her belief that colonialism had positive effects, while suggesting the backlash against it was a result of an ‘anti-white’ sentiment, according to an article she penned in the Sunday Times.

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

2017-04-28 16:31

Posting a smartphone video online has never been so easy - even if the video shows a murder.

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.

 

Facebook shares rules for censoring violence, sex - report

2017-05-22 17:46

In response to global criticism over its failure to block controversial material, Facebook has created a rule book for moderators to use when censoring the posts of its nearly 2 billion users.

DA official faces charge after anti-Zille Facebook like

2017-05-14 08:56

Former DA youth leader Mbali Ntuli has been charged for breaching the party’s social media policy despite legal advice that she should not be charged.

#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.

UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

2017-05-11 20:00

Two UN experts are urging the Indian government to lift ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed Kashmir.

Parent's guide: Making Instagram safer for your kids

2017-05-04 12:14

Kids as young as 13 are regular Instagram users. Here's how to keep it teen-friendly.

Tutu's granddaughter explains 'I hate you' Facebook post

2017-05-02 22:46

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter Nyaniso Burris says she doesn’t hate white people but her journey to self-love has been shaped by “people external to my own being”.

Turkey blocks Wikipedia over 'terror' claims

2017-04-29 20:17

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups.

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.

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