'I did not like BLF tweet dissing Gordhan' - Mboweni insists

2018-11-20 13:35

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied liking a tweet by Black First Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp that is highly critical of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

It's not always what it seems: False flags, parody accounts and social media

2018-11-07 14:43

A "false flag" campaign tries to give the appearance that a particular person or group of people is responsible for conduct perpetrated by others.

Twitter apologises for 'mistake' in ignoring apparent bomb threat in tweet

2018-10-29 12:06

Twitter has apologised for the way it responded to Rochelle Ritchie, a former congressional press secretary, when she first alerted it to an apparent threat made against her by mail bombing suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc.

Twitter exceeds sales projections amid spam account cleanup

2018-10-25 16:18

Twitter has topped estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter amid higher spending from advertisers, marking a much-needed boost for the social-networking site.

Twitter posts millions of tweets linked to Russia, Iran

2018-10-18 12:14

The social-media company has previously disclosed the activities, going back to 2016, but says it was opening up the data to the public to encourage independent analysis by researchers, academics and journalists.

Twitter to ban 'dehumanising' comments with user help

2018-09-26 12:30

Twitter reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanise people and set the stage for real-world violence.

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.

 

Study says local Twitter users boost influence

2018-11-11 21:00

Twitter users are influential in their social circles and share their recommendations and assessments regularly, more so than the average internet user

Investigation reveals political interference on SA Twitter

2018-10-30 05:43

An investigation by data analytics blog Superlinear has provided fascinating revelations about political influences on Twitter.

To tweet or not to tweet? Tito Mboweni asks Twitter users

2018-10-27 15:32

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been pondering on whether he should hand over his Twitter account to officials at National Treasury or whether he should continue to tweet in his personal capacity.

'Can the sun protect us from itself?' – Cape Town Twitter reacts to heatwave

2018-10-24 12:40

Summer hasn't even officially arrived and Capetonians have already had enough.

DOCUMENTARY: How others get rich off your personal data

2018-09-28 20:33

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.

#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.

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