‘Social media can help to shape society’

2018-07-04 06:00

The social media has been applauded for its potential to shape society and to help government reinforce values such as gender equality, and not exacerbate the challenges faced.

This was highlighted by Pinky Kekana, deputy minister of Communications, on the Facebook NGO Day in Johannesburg on 20 June.

She said social media platforms should help entrench dignity, instead of diminishing it, and cannot be a bystander or enabler of content which derails social progress.

According to Kekana, 18 million South Africans have Facebook accounts and 32% of South Africans are active social media users.

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