Social Media
4:20
3 hours ago

Facebook plugs fake news loopholes ahead of SA elections

The social network puts a number of measures in place to counter election interference and misinformation.

2:00

Blow for tech giants as EU approves copyright laws

Under the new law, online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with authors and publishers to use their work.

5:10
Tuesday

Electioneering, evolved

Have digital tools and platforms really taken election campaigning up a notch?

1:10
Monday

Facebook restores services after massive outage

The company's services resume on its social networking platform, Instagram and WhatsApp after an outage over the weekend.

3:00
11 Apr

Facebook maps out Africa using artificial intelligence

The company creates artificial intelligence-powered maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need.

6:20
4 Apr

Online shopping via smartphones eclipses PCs, tablets

PwC's consumer survey finds smartphones are the device of choice for e-commerce, outstripping other commonly used online shopping channels.

2:40

IEC to fight fake news on social media

The Independent Electoral Commission launches an online reporting platform for citizens to report instances of alleged digital misinformation on social media.

2:30

Zuckerberg advocates for new Internet rules

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for updated rules to govern the Internet, suggesting new regulation in four areas.

2:00

Joburg intros WhatsApp-based hotline

The JMPD makes it easy for residents to report reckless driving and by-law infringements by introducing a WhatsApp-based hotline.

3:00
28 Mar

Facebook bans white nationalism, separatism

The social network outlaws praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its platforms.

5:20
26 Mar

'Digital gangster' Facebook to appoint content reviewers

The social media giant outlines plans to create an independent oversight board to provide guidelines around implementing a level of censorship on the platform.