Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news

2017-10-31 06:01

The social network has outsourced the process of getting rid of fake news to third-party fact checkers, who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that floods the social network.

YouTube lifts Swazi reed dance restrictions

2017-10-16 16:34

YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland's reed dance, saying it allows nudity when "culturally relevant or properly contextualised".

'Sheer lunacy': Zimbabweans mock cabinet reshuffle

2017-10-10 13:16

Zimbabweans have taken to media to pour scorn on a cabinet reshuffle announced by President Robert Mugabe.

Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

2017-09-28 07:46

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump".

Koeksisters and langarm for Tumi Morake during racial storm

2017-09-22 14:12

People who tuned in to Jacaranda FM hoping to hear a spot of anti-white banter from Tumi Morake have come in for some disappointment.

Cape Town youth pastor nabbed for possession of child porn

2017-09-08 12:40

A Rondebosch youth pastor has been arrested for sexual offences suspected to involve as many as 60 children, authorities has said.

WATCH: Desperate Harvey victims turn to social media to get rescued

2017-08-28 22:17

Desperate Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their locations and images of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings.

'Vodacom stop stealing from us!' - Twitter users react to lost data

2017-08-22 11:49

If you're totally confused about the Vodacom data saga, we've put together a short synopsis, and some online reaction.

Police: Woman posts Snapchat video of herself being raped

2017-08-09 18:39

Authorities in Ohio say a woman has posted Snapchat video of herself being raped, and a friend who saw it alerted police.

Makhosi Khoza 'unfazed and unshaken' as she fights ANC disciplinary charges

2017-08-01 12:02

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says she is "unfazed and unshaken" as she prepares to fight disciplinary charges against her for alleged misconduct.


'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

2017-10-22 18:02

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them" police and a media report have said.

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine's concert

2017-10-16 08:58

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.

Vatican urges online security for kids amid porn scandal

2017-10-04 10:56

The Vatican secretary of state has urged urged law enforcement agencies, governments and social media sites to take responsibility to protect children from online sexual abuse.

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting

2017-09-26 11:06

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month.

Australia church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

2017-09-15 13:45

Australia's prime minister has defended a church's right not to marry some couples following reports a woman's wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

'I am okay' – Senzo Mchunu on car shooting rumours

2017-09-06 15:46

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has rubbished rumours that his car has been shot at.

SA Jewish Board appalled by Andile Mngxitama holocaust tweet

2017-08-24 11:34

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has expressed shock at a tweet by Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama claiming that the legacy of the holocaust was not all negative.

Hopkins insists on Caster Semenya 'facts' in tweet storm

2017-08-12 19:35

Columnist Katie Hopkins has refused to back down from her negative commentary on South African Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya.

Case opened against deputy minister over alleged assault - Mbalula

2017-08-07 08:18

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that a case has been opened against deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana for an alleged assault against a woman at the weekend.

British minister to meet US tech execs over online extremism

2017-08-01 09:10

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd will meet US tech leaders in Silicon Valley to try and push back against "ruthless" extremists inciting terror online.

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