ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Gauteng education MEC takes on Twitter racist

2016-06-26 18:04

Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has reacted to racial slurs aimed at him on Twitter, saying he would lead the battle against the country's racists.

ANCWL won't support 'comrade' Fransman

2016-06-23 07:25

The ANC Women’s League says it is not supporting suspended ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman in his sexual harassment case.

When your child is more private on social media than you are

2016-06-22 11:00

The trials and tribulations of an oversharing mother.

Equality Court judgment served on Sparrow's daughter

2016-06-17 16:32

A court judgment ordering controversial KwaZulu-Natal realtor Penny Sparrow to pay a R150 000 fine for her racist comments has been officially served, a lawyer has confirmed.

Orlando gunman raged against 'filthy ways of the west'

2016-06-16 09:57

In the final hours of his life, Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts in which he raged against the "filthy ways of the west".

Western Cape police cast doubt over child kidnapping claims

2016-06-15 21:03

Police have cast doubt over allegations that children are being kidnapped across the Western Cape, saying they cannot be substantiated with any records.

People threatened me with rape, says Penny Sparrow

2016-06-15 08:33

Controversial KZN realtor Penny Sparrow has claimed that anonymous tormentors threatened her with rape in the social media tumult after her inflammatory Facebook post in January.

Call for probe into cop van escape viral video

2016-06-11 17:45

A call for a full investigation into the video footage showing suspects allegedly escaping from a police van in Pinetown was made by KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport and Community Safety Mxolisi Kaunda on Saturday.

Is your personality getting you fired?

2016-06-02 15:44

Apparently, how you relate to your colleagues is just as important as being able to do your job effectively.

Tech giants vow to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours

2016-05-31 17:39

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours to combat the use of social media by terrorists.

 

'Blacks are not people' - Sodwana Bay Guest House owner tells radio presenter

2016-06-24 07:58

A radio presenter says she was traumatised after interviewing a guesthouse owner who told her that black people are classified in the Bible as animals.

Ronnie Apteker: Fighting the digital devil – finding solutions at 46 000ft

2016-06-23 07:13

Ronnie Apteker presents five tips for dealing with email bombardment he discovered at 46 000 feet, while on a business trip to Europe.

Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

2016-06-22 08:52

The social network is increasing the time limit for video tweets to 140 seconds, a move aimed at drawing in more users with visual content.

SAHRC still dealing with Sparrow, Hart, Khumalo racism complaints

2016-06-17 16:06

The racism complaints against Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and Velaphi Khumalo with the SA Human Rights Commission have yet to be finalised, six months after they were made.

Rapist who used social media to lure child victims sentenced to 20 years

2016-06-15 21:05

A Cape Town man who preyed on young girls and boys through social media has been sentenced to an effective 20 years behind bars by the Western Cape High Court.

LinkedIn mega-deal puts Twitter's future into focus

2016-06-15 11:17

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter's future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks.

EXCLUSIVE: I think black people are wonderful - Penny Sparrow

2016-06-14 13:16

Controversial KwaZulu-Natal realtor Penny Sparrow says in an exclusive interview with News24 that she is not a racist.

Ethiopia OKs law against sharing defamatory speech online

2016-06-08 06:27

Ethiopia has approved a law against sharing defamatory speech online which critics say is meant to stifle dissent.

Ultimate ice breakers – Nudging goes digital. 4 Tips.

2016-06-01 06:30

Ideas on how to nudge people who aren’t getting back to you without coming across as a ‘spam-pest’, or a ‘phone-stalker’.

Social networks key for news; Facebook leading: study

2016-05-30 08:59

Social networks are an increasingly important news source for many Americans, with Facebook leading the pack, a study has showed.

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