#RIPFreeTwitter trends as MTN pulls plug on free service

2018-09-22 14:38

A furore erupted on Twitter on Saturday after MTN announced that its free Twitter service will come to an end.

Twitter's ban of Alex Jones raises questions on consistency

2018-09-07 23:06

Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones again underscores the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior.

Trump accuses Google of rigging search results against him

2018-08-28 12:24

US President Donald Trump accused Alphabet's Google of rigging its search results to display only negative stories about him, calling it “a very serious situation” that “will be addressed.”

How the world covered Trump’s tweets about expropriation in South Africa

2018-08-23 19:10

US president Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Thursday morning when he – incorrectly – claimed that farm seizures and the “large-scale killing of farmers” is taking place in South Africa.

Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week

2018-08-16 06:11

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said his Twitter account had been suspended for a week, the latest online platform to take action against the activist.

Tesla: Musk's tweet a bridge too far?

2018-08-12 12:02

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk got into legal hot water this week after announcing on Twitter he had sufficient financing already in hand to take the electric automaker private.

Fake news: algorithms in the dock

2018-07-14 13:17

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lost 200 000 followers in fake-user purge

2018-07-13 10:47

Twitter's top executive didn’t slide by unscathed in the social-media site’s crackdown on fake followers.

Land hearings demonstrate our intolerance

2018-07-02 08:24

Political leaders have also failed to rise to the occasion and create a viable environment where communities get to air their different views about the issue, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Twitter ramps up fight against abuse and malicious bots

2018-06-27 05:15

For the first time, Twitter is going to require confirmation of an email address or phone number to sign up for an account.

 

Twitter sinks after analyst flags accounting 'smoke and mirrors’

2018-09-17 21:35

Twitter shares are sliding after one Wall Street bear rang the alarm on the firm’s spending, flagging “smoke and mirrors on the cost line”.

WATCH: Facebook, Twitter come under US pressure to make rules clearer

2018-09-07 06:45

The more US lawmakers learn about how Facebook and Twitter work, the more they want to know.

Twitter's Dorsey agrees to appear before a house committee

2018-08-27 10:30

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on September 5 on how the company monitors and moderates user content.

Twitter outrage over racist holiday maker use of k-word

2018-08-21 16:14

Social media users in SA are upset at a man on holiday who used a racial slur to describe beach goers.

Twitter and Amazon want to bring you more sports

2018-08-15 05:15

Amazon.com and Twitter are exploring ways to bring more sports content to customers - including personalised notifications of live events - seeking to lure a larger number of viewers in the age of cord-cutting.

Twitter shares plunge 17% as monthly users decline

2018-07-27 13:37

Twitter said monthly users dropped by 1 million in the second quarter, and predicted that number will decline further as the company continues to fight against spam, fake accounts and malicious rhetoric on its social network.

Helen Zille and Julius Malema lose 50,000 followers in Twitter purge

2018-07-13 15:41

Twitter started to delete inactive accounts to restore confidence in the follower numbers of users – and two of SA's favourite political tweeters were hit hard.

Twitter beats back group-bias lawsuit by female engineer

2018-07-05 06:00

Twitter won’t have to face a group lawsuit alleging systematic discrimination against female software engineers following a court ruling.

Twitter will show who pays for ads and how much they spend

2018-06-29 20:11

Anyone will be able to search for a Twitter account and see all the ads it has run in the past seven days.

Time to stop screaming at each other - and listen

2018-06-22 08:43

Sending death threats to someone because of their political views, does not foster a constructive debate. When was the last time you listened to someone when they screamed at you? The conversation is over the moment you go on the attack, writes Joshua Carstens.

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