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Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence

2017-07-25 22:13

Visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg have been trading jabs on social media over artificial intelligence in a debate that has turned personal between the two technology luminaries.

New Nelson Mandela University logo slated as 'toddler lego blocks'

2017-07-21 17:34

While the renaming of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to just the Nelson Mandela University has mostly been accepted as a positive step, reactions to its new logo have been negative.

Australia to force Facebook, WhatsApp to hand over encrypted messages

2017-07-14 15:19

Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws.

Social media 'bots' distorting global politics - study

2017-06-21 12:00

A wave of "computational propaganda", largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers say.

Twins' kidnapping, rape nightmare after social media ad goes sour

2017-06-13 17:54

A man and his twin sister in Free State thought they had found an opportunity of a lifetime on social media, but instead endured a horrific ordeal.

Durban clearing company sues over 'defamatory' Facebook posts

2017-06-12 16:21

A Durban cleaning and clearing company claims, accused on social media of illegal dumping in a nature reserve, is now suing two Facebook sites and two individuals.

Police, Western Cape government rubbish rumours of 'arsonists' being arrested for Plett fires

2017-06-09 19:05

The Western Cape government and police have rubbished social media rumours about "arsonists" being identified and arrested for the fires in Plettenberg Bay.

Paramedic suspended for 'discriminatory remarks' over #KnysnaFires

2017-06-09 16:34

A paramedic has been suspended after allegedly posting "discriminatory remarks linked to the tragic weather conditions", Netcare911 says.

G7 demands internet giants crack down on extremist content

2017-05-26 22:30

The G7 nations have demanded action from internet providers and social media firms against extremist content online, vowing to step up their fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack.

Twitter defends Shabangu's 'Karabo was weak' claims

2017-05-24 13:32

Some Twitter users have defended claims by Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu that abuse and murder victim Karabo Mokoena was "weak".

 

702 to 'engage' social media producer for 'dog vs baby' tweet

2017-07-24 14:35

Primedia Broadcasting has said it would "engage" with a social media producer responsible for a tweet comparing two black children with dogs to determine what motivated the post which has caused uproar on Twitter.

Cape Town teen arrested for 'bogus' park attack story

2017-07-19 18:05

A 17-year-old Cape Town girl has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming that two men attacked and stabbed her in a Brackenfell park.

Trump's Twitter-smack down of CNN his most retweeted post

2017-07-06 06:09

A mock video tweeted by President Donald Trump showing him pummelling a man whose face is covered by the CNN logo, has become Trump's most-shared post on the platform

Twitter eyes SA growth with Lite app

2017-06-20 14:17

Twitter is eyeing its Lite application to grow in South Africa to mitigate the cost of data.

Zille apologises for 'insensitive actions'

2017-06-13 13:43

Former DA leader Helen Zille has apologised to South Africans for her tweets justifying some aspects of colonialism.

Pakistan: Death penalty for blasphemy on Facebook

2017-06-12 11:08

A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a prosecutor says, in a first such case that involves social media.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals on Facebook

2017-06-09 16:51

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said.

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

2017-06-08 05:16

President Donald Trump is defending his tweeting habit despite complaints from some Republicans that the president's practice can be a distraction.

Fake news poses threat to mainstream media - minister

2017-05-24 19:54

While the jury is still out on what exactly constitutes "fake news", the peddling of untruths is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, and the fourth estate needs to work harder than ever to prove its credibility, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says.

South Africans express shock, sadness, following Manchester bombing

2017-05-23 14:00

South Africans have expressed shock and sadness following the killing of 22 people in a suicide bombing in Manchester, UK.

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