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.

Obama boosted White House technology, Trump sees risks

2017-01-02 08:04

A method of a bygone era may be in for a comeback under US president-elect Donald Trump, despite his voracious use of Twitter.

Social media support floods in for abuse victim who exposed Christmas wounds on Facebook

2016-12-30 17:01

People on social media has shown abuse victim Yolo Pityana tremendous support after she posted pictures of bruises inflicted by her husband on Christmas Day.

Trump slams 'inflammatory' Obama on Twitter

2016-12-28 18:21

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused incumbent Barack Obama of making "inflammatory" statements and complicating the impending transfer of power - the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two.

Saudi jailed for call to end male control over women

2016-12-27 19:48

A Saudi man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media say.

Trump aims tweet attack at Bill Clinton

2016-12-20 21:02

President-elect Donald Trump has taken on Bill Clinton in a new tweet attack, after the former president questioned his intelligence.

Here are Twitter's top 10 hashtags for 2016

2016-12-07 16:56

As 2016 draws to a close, social network Twitter is choosing to celebrate highlights throughout the year with the #ThisHappened hashtag.

Global tech giants vow to fight terrorism online

2016-12-06 13:48

The biggest digital companies in the world are rallying together to curb the spread of terrorism and identify terrorist content online and on social networks.


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.

'Blacks are cockroaches' - Facebook racist

2017-01-05 08:19

In the latest in a slew of racist Facebook rants, a Limpopo man has called black beachgoers cockroaches.

Trump plans lots more tweeting - spokesperson

2017-01-01 21:14

Donald Trump is planning to do "many big things" after being sworn in as president, his communications director has said, adding that his boss has no intention to stop using Twitter.

#2016in4words has people wishing it was over

2016-12-29 17:00

As 2016 draws to a close, Twitter users are seeking to find the four words which best describe the past 363 days - and they are not very positive.

Afghan woman pilot's US asylum bid sparks fervent debate

2016-12-28 07:13

The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot seeking asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.

Russia shocked by video of bear being crushed to death

2016-12-27 17:32

Russian investigators say they are looking into a disturbing video of a bear being crushed to death by a group of men riding in off-road vehicles over Siberian tundra. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Facebook user tries to delete 'racist' comments

2016-12-18 22:09

A Sandton man embroiled in a Facebook race row has attempted to delete the controversial comments that landed him in hot water.

Potential for violence from fake news troubling - officials

2016-12-06 21:30

A shooting related to fake news has alarmed those from neighbours all the way to the White House.

ANC to lodge HRC complaint for 'stupid animals' post

2016-12-05 12:05

The Western Cape ANC plans to lodge a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission and police after a Hout Bay resident apparently called black people 'stupid animals'.

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