Hunt on for killer accused of filming crime spree

2016-10-25 15:49

Authorities are still hunting for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media during a violent rampage that included killing and trying to behead his aunt and uncle.

Creepy clown 'madness' is classic social panic - experts

2016-10-12 18:24

With a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns sweeping the US and parts of Europe, experts say the scare is a classic social panic involving an exaggerated fear about some evil threatening the public.

Who inherits a selfie?

2016-10-02 17:48

States in the US have begun passing laws dealing with how someone's online accounts, emails and photos can be accessed after death.

Cape Town man robbed at gunpoint after responding to Facebook car sale post

2016-09-14 19:37

Police have warned of the dangers of social media adverts after a Cape Town college student who responded to one was held up at gunpoint.

Austria jails man for reposting ISIS beheading videos

2016-09-13 22:01

An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by ISIS.

Laws against online hate speech inadequate, Parliament hears

2016-08-31 14:30

More needs to be done in terms of the law to get social media companies to assist police in identifying perpetrators of online hate speech, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies has told Parliament.

Margharet van Wyk’s privacy was invaded – law expert

2016-08-26 15:18

The privacy of North West hockey mother Margharet van Wyk has been violated after a picture of her genitals was posted on social media, says a law expert.

US varsity responds to criticism over #StopWhitePeople2K16

2016-08-25 21:24

A public university in New York says the #StopWhitePeople2K16 used as the title of a recent training session had been chosen for its irony and the session - about diversity - isn't anti-white.

Twitter axes 235 000 more accounts in terror crackdown

2016-08-18 20:58

Twitter says it has cut off 235 000 more accounts for violating its policies regarding promotion of terrorism at the global one-to-many messaging service.

Mugabe ministers in Twitter war

2016-08-11 16:23

Social media network Twitter has turned into a battleground between President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet ministers over the just-ended Heroes’ Day and Defence Forces’ Day celebrations, a report says.


Clinton cashes in -

2016-10-20 23:15

Suddenly, it seems America is crawling with nasty women. Female unpleasantness as a tongue-in-cheek rallying cry is on T-shirts, in memes and in tweets galore -- a furious backlash mocking Donald Trump's latest insult of Hillary Clinton.

Trump unleashes ranting tweetstorm at 'disloyal' Republicans

2016-10-11 18:38

Embattled White House hopeful Donald Trump has lashed out at "disloyal" Republicans in a ranting tweetstorm, saying they are to blame if his faltering campaign comes up short.

Man who lost phone fleeing cops posts online: Don't call me

2016-09-20 16:26

Police say a Pennsylvania drug suspect who dropped his cellphone while running away from police took to Facebook to warn his friends not to call that phone number.

WhatsApp message sees robbers arrested in a flash

2016-09-14 09:41

A quick response from police and a little help from technology led to four housebreakers being arrested while trying to enter a Pietermaritzburg home this week.

Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

2016-09-13 22:01

Facebook, Twitter and around 20 news organisations - including AFP, CNN and YouTube - have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks.

Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

2016-08-26 17:20

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favour of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi backfired.

Kohler Barnard's Facebook post 'hate speech' - court papers

2016-08-26 07:02

The ANC has taken DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard to the Equality Court, saying a Facebook post she shared praising apartheid leader PW Botha constituted hate speech.

Cincinnati Zoo cans Twitter account amid Harambe histrionics

2016-08-23 17:15

The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla, has been taken down.

Mbeki Foundation: Ex-president alive, in Ethiopia for talks

2016-08-14 21:55

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says it is still being inundated with queries regarding the health of the former president.

'Coalitions' dominate SA social media chatter - study

2016-08-11 14:23

Talk of coalitions has social networks abuzz shortly after the local government elections, according to an online media monitoring company.

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