ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL NETWORKS

DA's federal executive must decide on Zille hearing - Breytenbach

2017-03-24 15:22

DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach says her investigation into whether Helen Zille should be charged over her latest tweet saga is done, but the final decision lies with the party's federal executive council.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has Twitter lit

2017-03-15 17:00

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's sharp wit, and an even sharper tongue, has has lit up Twitter.

US press secretary wears flag pin upside-down

2017-03-10 22:26

White House press secretary Sean Spicer opened his daily press briefing with his American flag lapel pin upside down - and the internet noticed.

UN experts express concern about growth of 'fake news'

2017-03-04 15:09

Experts monitoring freedom of expression at the United Nations and key regional organisations are expressing concern at the growing prevalence of "fake news" and propaganda.

Journalists face rising threats in trouble spots - watchdog

2017-02-21 16:10

Journalists in conflict zones are facing unprecedented threats amid a rise in violent non-state actors, a decline in rule of law and increased reliance on freelancers, a media watchdog says.

Trump's smartphone not so smart

2017-02-14 20:13

Two US senators have requested details on President Donald Trump's smartphone security, saying he could jeopardise national secrets if he is still using his old handset, as some reports say.

Malema lambasts white shirts for 'squeezing his balls'

2017-02-10 18:33

EFF leader Julius Malema says security in Parliament “squeezed his balls” during the tussle to forcibly remove him from President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Trump takes control... of @POTUS Twitter handle

2017-01-21 09:54

Donald Trump has taken over as the 45th US President and in doing so inherited the White House Twitter account from outgoing leader Barack Obama.

Teen who gained infamy for cyber bully rant goes viral - again

2017-01-17 18:00

An explicit video showing a teenager who gained infamy on social media for cyber bullying another girl has gone viral.

Twitter users hit out at ANC over #DontfillupOrlando

2017-01-05 22:00

The ANC was hit with public scorn on Thursday night when the hashtag #DontfillupOrlando trended on Twitter.

 

After tweet insulting Trump, McDonald's says it was hacked

2017-03-17 13:03

McDonald's says it has determined that it was hacked after its Twitter account sent a message calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President".

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

2017-03-15 12:50

Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, have been defaced by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland".

Social media regulations 'an abuse of power that threatens democracy'

2017-03-07 14:55

The Right2Know Campaign and the DA have lashed out at State Security Minister David Mahlobo for proposing the regulation of social media in South Africa.

DJ threatened with interdict following Facebook post

2017-03-01 17:48

East Coast Radio has threatened its former employee, popular Durban radio personality Kevin Minter-Brown, with a court interdict following a Facebook post.

Sweden mocks Trump over 'major incident' statement

2017-02-20 14:06

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing US President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Woman who live streamed rape of teen gets 9 months'

2017-02-14 18:30

An Ohio woman accused of live streaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Diwali Facebook ranter pleads guilty in Durban court

2017-01-27 13:39

Johannes Dawie Kriel, the man who made demeaning comments on Facebook aimed at Hindus during Diwali in 2016, has pleaded guilty.

Authorities warn against sharing, viewing Facebook sex tape involving Cape minors

2017-01-18 19:09

The sharing and viewing of a sex tape recorded by a teenager could lead to charges of production and distribution of child pornography, says the Western Cape Department of Social Development.

Diwali Facebook ranter makes a brief show in court

2017-01-17 12:33

A Bluff man who made denigrating comments on Facebook aimed at Hindus during Diwali, has made a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.

Obama uses social media to engage

2017-01-05 11:26

President Barack Obama's administration has increasingly turned to social media options to engage the public.

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