Zim authorities threaten social media users as economic crisis deepens

2017-09-25 19:00

Authorities have warned social media users over spreading pictures and videos about Zimbabwe's economic woes, after a prominent activist was charged with subversion for a video circulated at the weekend.

Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

2017-09-22 10:30

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US, has pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising.

WATCH: Teen tries to nab a rat using his cat but things take a hilarious turn

2017-09-20 10:34

The best way to catch an unwanted rodent in your house is a cat, right?

Facebook moves to block ads on fake news, offensive videos

2017-09-14 11:39

Facebook is adding new standards that will keep advertising off fake news videos and objectionable content.

Dear student, your social post could cost you a university placement or job one day

2017-09-11 20:03

A useful reminder from your career counsellor to be mindful of what you post online: it may negatively impact you in the future.

Not real news

2017-09-08 22:43

A look at what didn't happen this week - completely untrue headlines of the week.

Ramaphosa's office rubbishes leaked media query as smear campaign

2017-09-02 09:39

A WhatsApp message that has been doing the rounds, purporting to be correspondence directed to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa from a Sunday newspaper, has been rubbished by his spokesperson as a deliberate smear campaign.

Kohler Barnard returns as shadow deputy police minister

2017-08-31 22:04

The position of shadow deputy minister of police in the DA has been filled by MP Dianne Kohler Barnard following a resignation that left it vacant.

When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad

2017-08-29 09:18

Social media can actually prove to be a useful tool for kids as it encourages learning and provides social avenues for participation in online public spheres.

How misinformation is used to influence markets

2017-08-25 16:05

We know that fake news played a role in the election of US President Donald Trump and the outcome of the Brexit referendum. But it is also being used to influence stock markets.


Energy Minister Kubayi's groom's wedding outfit under fire

2017-09-24 06:05

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's groom wanted to look like a pilot on their wedding day, but his unique combination of an airforce pilot’s wings and a sailor’s cap had soldiers fuming on social media.

Social media deepens its hold on SA - all the stats

2017-09-20 12:28

As data costs drop, social media use has intensified among South Africans in the past year, with Facebook now being used by 29% of the population.

Facebook removes advertiser ability to target 'Jew haters'

2017-09-15 10:47

Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to target people by how they describe their education or employer after finding that some were filling in those fields with offensive content.

Girls on top billboard 'misinterpreted' – health department

2017-09-13 21:13

The National Department of Health has defended a She Conquers campaign billboard next to the N1 in Johannesburg after accusations that it contains sexual innuendo.

No room for mushroom hunters on army base

2017-09-10 18:28

Latvia's armed forces took to Twitter this weekend to warn sneaky mushroom-pickers against venturing onto restricted training ranges where they run the risk of getting shot or even blown up while seeking the perfect fungi.

Teach your kids the SPACE and THINK tricks to venting on social media

2017-09-05 13:52

Encourage your kids to take some "SPACE to THINK" before posting any rants online that they may very well regret at a later stage.

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the app-addicted teen

2017-09-01 10:15

Ever wondered what life is like for the average teen with a smartphone? Here's a look.

Teaching teens to use social media, and use it wisely

2017-08-29 13:06

Social media has the potential to do more good in our children's lives than we actually think.

EFF slams fake news report about Malema 'car accident'

2017-08-27 20:28

The EFF has slammed "fake news" reports that party leader Julius Malema has been seriously injured in a car crash.

Predicting the future

2017-08-25 14:43

BrandsEye analyses social media users’ conversations to determine how they feel about a particular topic in order to predict outcomes.

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