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".

WATCH: Pastor calls 'Papa God' on cellphone during prayer service

2017-05-22 18:59

A video of a Zimbabwean pastor claiming to be on the phone with God during a prayer service has gone viral.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

2017-05-20 14:04

Melania Trump's decision not to wear a headscarf upon arrival in the Middle East is drawing attention on social media.

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

2017-04-29 08:32

Facebook is acknowledging that governments and other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to shift public sentiment.

WATCH: ‘Drunk’ policeman in uniform caught on camera

2017-04-25 15:50

An apparently drunk police officer in full uniform has been caught on video which has been posted on Facebook.

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

2017-04-24 11:31

Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming when she was 8, hopes to use the internet to transform public involvement in government.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

2017-04-20 05:07

China has confirmed that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

Opposing birthday wishes for Zuma, Gordhan on Twitter

2017-04-12 17:42

Twitter users have extended very different wishes to President Jacob Zuma and his former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on their shared birthday.

Teen's quest for Wendy's nuggets gets huge Twitter support

2017-04-11 19:06

A teen's joke effort on Twitter to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's may become the platform's most re-tweeted post of all time.


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.

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

2017-05-21 15:29

A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

Gigaba's former mistress takes on his wife in social media storm

2017-05-09 17:49

A storm has erupted on social media with a woman claiming to be Buhle Mkhize taking on Norma Gigaba, wife of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba after her TV interviews.

Trump's tweets cooling - and the impact is fading a bit

2017-04-29 07:32

President Trump's tweets are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. But they seem to be losing some of their impact as his tone has cooled.

Twitter joins the search for Ntlemeza

2017-04-24 18:10

Twitter has reacted with mirth at Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's order that sacked Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza return his work cellphone and the car he signed out.

Facebook out to read minds

2017-04-20 08:05

Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

Police arrest scores in major WhatsApp child sex abuse swoop

2017-04-18 17:24

Police have arrested almost 40 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to distribute child pornography.

The case for: Can journalists be activists?

2017-04-12 08:01

Activist-journalists in Syria inform international media about the war, and sometimes it is hard to leave views aside.

US drops bid to out anti-Trump Twitter account holder

2017-04-07 22:21

The US government has dropped its effort to force Twitter to identify the owner of an anti-Trump account purported to voice dissent from federal employees, court documents have shown.

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