ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

Helen Zille hits back at Twitter critics and 'fauxrage'

2020-01-13 13:01

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says many people are "delighted" that she has been "drawing the line" against what she calls "fauxragers" on social media, a term coined to describe what she believes is fake outrage.

Think twice before sending that tweet, it can get you fired - social media expert

2019-12-20 19:18

Following TV news channel eNCA's decision to fire its director of news, Kanthan Pillay, over his "rats" tweet, a digital specialist has advised people to "always think before they tweet" to avoid landing in hot water.

Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US

2019-11-09 13:07

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US.

#KFCProposal: Who's pledged what for the couple's wedding day

2019-11-08 18:17

South African social media is all abuzz with wedding fever as people discover and celebrate their new favourite couple – all set off by the #KFCProposal on Twitter. Here is who has pledged what to their nuptials so far.

WATCH | Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

2019-10-31 14:21

Twitter has said it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media.

'Don't be discouraged, my big brother' - Malema's message to Maimane

2019-10-24 19:00

Mmusi Maimane may be going through a rough time after stepping down as DA leader and resigning from the party, but he has found apparent support in the form of EFF leader Julius Malema.

Twitter trolls 'frightening' in fight-back against corruption - Gordhan

2019-10-12 13:33

The public enterprises minister warned that there were worrying anti-democratic trends developing globally and making their way into South Africa.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey heading to South Africa in November

2019-10-07 14:41

Dorsey, in a recent tweet, announced that he'll be visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa for the duration of the month.

Trump tweets increasingly moving markets - report

2019-09-09 22:00

Donald Trump has been tweeting more than ever in recent months and is also moving financial markets more, according to a new report by JPMorgan Chase that analysed the US president's Twitter habit.

'I wish you all the best in getting the law right'- Mkhwebane, De Vos in snippy Twitter tussle

2019-09-01 13:13

Under fire Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and constitutional law expert Professor Pierre De Vos have exchanged quippy barbs on Twitter over her position and their respective understandings of the law.

 

'I told myself it's not my money, yet': This woman saved R23 400 in small change in a year

2020-01-04 08:45

Student Sandisiwe Msomi saved R23 400 in small change over a year, which she will now use to pay for the registration fees of her second academic year.

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

2019-12-12 18:30

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media - with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation.

#KFCProposal: 'We never imagined that our love story would have touched so many people'- SA's new favourite couple

2019-11-08 22:27

Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat, the couple who has captured the hearts of thousands of South Africans after a video of Mkansi proposing inside a KFC went viral, have expressed their gratitude to the kindness and warmth they have received.

WATCH: Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

2019-11-07 16:14

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment.

'Unnecessary outrage': Lesufi apologises after accusing Springbok fan of flaunting old SA flag

2019-10-28 11:51

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has apologised for incorrectly accusing a Springboks fan of wearing an old South African flag around his shoulders at the Rugby World Cup game against Wales.

Twitter says world leaders 'not above' its rules

2019-10-16 15:53

Twitter says world leaders are "not above" the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its terms of service.

Twitter admits phone numbers meant for security used for ads

2019-10-09 08:55

Twitter has apologised after 'inadvertently' using phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for account security.

Twitter account that 'exposed' alleged rapists suspended

2019-09-12 16:17

The Twitter account @helpsurvivers, which "exposed" men when Twitter users tweeted allegations of rape against them, has been suspended.

Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

2019-09-04 20:54

Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account on the platform by hijacking his phone number.

Erratic messages from Twitter CEO account suggest hack

2019-08-30 22:25

A series of erratic and offensive messages appearing on the account of Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey on Friday suggest his account had been hacked.

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