Tweets about #PoorBaba prove South Africans have no chill

2016-11-30 15:44

As South Africans faced the news that President Jacob Zuma's term in office had not come to an abrupt end, the hashtag #PoorBaba started trending on Twitter. And Twitter users didn't hold back.

Nhleko condemns fake Facebook account

2016-11-15 18:03

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has said he was considering taking legal action after a Facebook account was set up in his name.

Maphatsoe won't say if he is the naked man in photo

2016-10-28 19:43

Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has refused to comment on a picture allegedly showing him standing naked in what looks like a hotel room.

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.


Joburg couple turns to social media to find dog missing after flash floods

2016-11-16 14:11

A Johannesburg couple, who lost all their household belongings in the recent flash floods, has turned to social media pleading for help to try and find their dog which went missing after their home was flooded.

Police: Wannabe weatherman set fire to gain Facebook views

2016-11-12 12:32

Police in Kentucky in the US say a wannabe weatherman has been arrested after admitting to setting a fire to draw attention to his selfie videos on Facebook.

WATCH: Spry seniors tear up the dancefloor

2016-10-28 13:43

Durban Metro police have revealed a softer side, as video footage of officers singing and dancing with elderly residents at an old age home has swept across social media.

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.

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