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Hopkins insists on Caster Semenya 'facts' in tweet storm

2017-08-12 19:35

Columnist Katie Hopkins has refused to back down from her negative commentary on South African Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya.

Case opened against deputy minister over alleged assault - Mbalula

2017-08-07 08:18

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that a case has been opened against deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana for an alleged assault against a woman at the weekend.

British minister to meet US tech execs over online extremism

2017-08-01 09:10

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd will meet US tech leaders in Silicon Valley to try and push back against "ruthless" extremists inciting terror online.

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.

 

Police: Woman posts Snapchat video of herself being raped

2017-08-09 18:39

Authorities in Ohio say a woman has posted Snapchat video of herself being raped, and a friend who saw it alerted police.

Makhosi Khoza 'unfazed and unshaken' as she fights ANC disciplinary charges

2017-08-01 12:02

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says she is "unfazed and unshaken" as she prepares to fight disciplinary charges against her for alleged misconduct.

Author of 'black baboons' MiWay email apologises

2017-07-28 18:40

A former MiWay client has apologised for writing and distributing an email in which the insurance company’s black customers are referred to as baboons.

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.

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