It wasn't me, says Moyane, as new Twitter account tackles 'systemic lies'

2019-06-20 14:37

Former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane has denied tweeting about clearing his name against ''systematic lies told by dedicated media houses & journalists".

WATCH: New data suggests Donald Trump's Twitter impact is declining

2019-06-02 17:39

President Trump's tweets are losing the kind of impact they may have had earlier in his term according to social monitoring platform CrowdTangle. Neal Rothschild of Axios explains the diminishing returns on the president's social media output.

Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

2019-05-16 05:30

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence.

While Ramaphosa closes #Elections2019, Mboweni teaches SA Twitter to cook chicken stew

2019-05-11 20:41

Tito Mboweni took to Twitter to teach his followers how to cook chicken stew, all while the country was officially wrapping up its sixth national elections.

Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system

2019-04-24 13:23

Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video.

Twitter's Dorsey gets $1.40 salary in nod to old character limit

2019-04-09 09:12

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey received his first salary since returning to the chief executive officer role four years ago: 140 cents.

US corporations advertise on hookup sites, unwittingly

2019-03-23 20:16

Ads for major US corporations like General Electric and home improvement retail chain Lowe's are appearing, often without their knowledge, on internet hookup sites.

Twitter rolls out Snapchat-like camera feature, experimental app

2019-03-14 15:29

Twitter is rolling out a Snapchat-like camera feature that lets users post videos or photos in a swipe, as the social-media company experiments with changes and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

Twitter’s sales forecast falls short on tepid user growth

2019-02-07 16:05

Twitter gave a lackluster first-quarter sales forecast and reported tepid user growth, suggesting that changes to improve the social-media platform haven’t yet attracted a much wider audience.

Musk deletes tweet sharing incorrect report of Tesla sales win

2019-01-04 19:50

Elon Musk deleted a tweet in which he shared an incorrect report that Tesla had outsold all other luxury automakers in the US.


Single mum turns to Twitter for R10 prepaid power and gets an unexpected surge of kindness

2019-06-19 12:50

Despite rarely using social media, a Cape Town mother's tweet went viral as well-doers donated towards her electricity and her son's school fees.

Helen Zille sparks Twitter ire again with 'black privilege' comments

2019-05-17 13:17

Outgoing premier of the Western Cape and one of SA Twitter's foremost polemicists, Helen Zille, is at it again, causing a stir on the social media site for her most recent comments about "black privilege".

Pinterest's surge triggers cautious reviews from Wall Street

2019-05-13 21:00

While most see room for growth, Pinterest’s unicorn valuations left them hesitant to recommend buying the shares, which had advanced 53% from April’s listing through Friday’s close.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, other far-right figures

2019-05-03 07:48

Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence.

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down: Users flood Twitter with hilarious reactions

2019-04-15 11:12

Popular social media networks Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was down worldwide on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the best reactions.

Twitter's Dorsey adds his voice to support of regulation in tech

2019-04-03 18:12

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says rules like Europe’s Data Protection Regulation have had a positive impact on the technology industry, remarks that come days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for stepped up government oversight of social media platforms.

WATCH: Elon Musk tweet sparks fresh fight with SEC

2019-03-20 22:00

The US SEC says Tesla founder Elon Musk has not complied with a court ruling that he get all his tweets approved by company counsel.

WATCH: Twitter boss: we failed big-time on online abuse

2019-02-14 15:05

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says his company's efforts to stop online abuse have been a 'huge fail'.

'I am grateful' - the real Barry Roux speaks out after News24 unmasks parody Twitter account

2019-01-18 19:20

The real advocate Barry Roux has reacted with gratitude to the unmasking of the @AdvBarryRoux Twitter account.

Musk says no-one took 'paedo' tweet seriously in bid to toss suit

2018-12-27 20:08

Elon Musk has asked a judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit by a British caver whom the Tesla founder called a paedophile on Twitter.

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