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Twitter is still freaking out over Mugabe's refusal to resign

2017-11-20 11:52

The Twitterverse has conveyed shock, outrage, and - true to form - a few witticisms after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe failed to resign in an address to the nation.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots', trolls: study

2017-11-14 22:44

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog says.

There's been a rise in teen suicide and it may very well be social media's fault

2017-11-14 12:51

Social media posts depicting "perfect" lives may be taking a toll on teens' mental health, says researchers, and are subsequently leading to teen suicide.

Trump Jr exchanged messages with WikiLeaks during, after campaign

2017-11-14 12:02

President Donald Trump's oldest son has released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicise its leaks.

Mall assault probe progresses despite snag

2017-11-08 22:18

Despite conflicting witness statements in the Mugg & Bean assault investigation, Gauteng police say the probe is at an advanced and sensitive stage.

'Can' you believe, Manana narrowly avoided cooler over previous Coke conviction

2017-11-08 12:39

While appearing at the Randburg Magistrate's Court for sentencing, it has been revealed that former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana had two previous convictions for theft – one of which was for stealing a can of Coke.

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

2017-11-05 15:48

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia.

Suspects use fake Facebook profile to lure women, rape and kill them

2017-11-04 21:12

Eastern Cape police have arrested two suspects in connection with the rape and murder of three women in Qumbu.

#News24 ICYMI: Pauw 'not intimidated' by SSA and SARS; Thousands affected by WhatsApp crash and Sharks confirm Mapimpi signing

2017-11-03 18:20

Barry Roux argues Oscar Pistorius had ‘no evil intent’, a huge thunderstorm lights up the Cape Town skies and the State Security Agency wants Jacques Pauw’s book about President Jacob Zuma to be recalled.

Departing Twitter employee responsible for Trump account's brief disappearance

2017-11-03 06:08

A Twitter employee on their last day with the firm was responsible for taking down Donald Trump's account, the firm has said, as the president resumed tweeting after the 11-minute outage.

 

'Peace and love over everything' - Robert Mugabe Jr

2017-11-15 11:04

Amidst heightened tensions in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has posted an archive video of his father denouncing military takeover.

DA withdraws charges against Mbali Ntuli who 'liked' Facebook post calling Zille a racist

2017-11-14 16:30

The charges against former DA youth leader Mbali Ntuli for liking a Facebook post calling Western Cape Premier Helen Zille a racist, have provisionally been withdrawn.

Trying to take the perfect selfie could be the reason your teens are self-harming

2017-11-14 12:50

Teens are obsessed with taking the perfect selfie. But it has negative effects on their mental health and may lead to self-harming.

Facebook urges users to send nude pics to combat revenge porn

2017-11-09 13:34

Facebook is trying to combat "revenge porn" by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent.

High school pupils are doing the ‘birth challenge’ – is it a concern?

2017-11-08 15:03

What do you think of this challenge?

Social media outrage over assault in Joburg mall

2017-11-07 12:11

A video has emerged of a black man being assaulted by a group of white men outside a Mugg & Bean restaurant in Randfontein.

Grieving via social media

2017-11-05 06:13

Last month, I lost a dear friend: suddenly and unexpectedly. You can never be fully prepared for death, but when it’s sudden and unexpected, you become dazed and disoriented while your brain tries to process the information, writes Dion Chang.

Trump's brief Twitter outage prompts cheers, concerns

2017-11-03 22:48

Some cheered and other raised questions when President Donald Trump's Twitter account, a mouthpiece for the US presidency, mysteriously went dark for a few minutes.

5 apps you can use when WhatsApp goes down

2017-11-03 13:57

No need to resort back to carrier pigeon just yet!

Traffic cops in viral video suspended

2017-11-02 22:21

Two Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) traffic officers have been suspended for three months each after their video and photos went viral on social media, Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago says.

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