UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation
The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.
Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack
The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.
African social media platform takes on Facebook, YouTube
African-focused social media platform Bebuzee is working on expanding its content offerings after garnering 16 million users across the continent.
Ndabeni-Abrahams denies flouting procurement processes
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams refutes media claims that she and members of her family have interfered in the procurement processes at the post office.
Comms minister Ndabeni-Abrahams’s WhatsApp account hacked
The minister's WhatsApp account has been hacked, resulting in private and confidential information being in the hands of a third-party.
Chatbot frustration leads to consumers opting for human interaction
The human element remains critical to resolving queries, with most locals preferring to communicate to a contact centre agent rather than a chatbot.
Cricket SA social media debacle worries Institute of Directors
Companies have to create social media-savvy boards, set ground rules and offer training for responsible use of social platforms, says the Institute of Directors in SA.
TikTok picks Oracle to provide ‘secure’ cloud tech
As a part of this agreement, the video-sharing app will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global.