Revenge porn
Mar 7, 2018

'Internet Censorship Bill' approved

The heavily criticised Films and Publications Amendment Bill has been passed by the National Assembly.

Dec 12, 2017

Revised cyber crimes Bill irons out sticking points

Many concerns have been addressed in the revised Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill.

Nov 24, 2017

'Internet Censorship Bill' heading to Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has recommended the Films and Publications Amendment Bill be sent to the National Assembly for debate and final adoption.

Oct 10, 2017

Mugabe creates cyber ministry in cabinet reshuffle

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's new cyber security ministry will focus on crimes on social media and other sites ahead of next year's election.

Jun 30, 2017

Uproar as AfriForum lays charges against social media users

Social media users are up in arms after the civil rights organisation laid charges against 100 individuals, alleging they posted messages containing hate speech.

May 22, 2017

Leaked Facebook info details content it allows

The leaked documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform.

Apr 6, 2017

Facebook uses photo-matching to block 'revenge porn'

Facebook adds tools to make it easier to report "revenge porn" and automatically prevent images being shared once they have been banned.

Mar 7, 2017

Social media regulation possible but not practical

As government mulls regulating social media, analysts believe this will undermine freedom of expression and serve political agendas.

Sep 20, 2016

DA blasts Internet 'censorship' Bill

The Films and Publications Amendment Bill in its current form "gives government wide-sweeping powers to censor content on the Internet".

Jul 15, 2016

US lawmakers to criminalise 'revenge porn'

Legislation will make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject's consent.

Dec 8, 2015

FPB comes down hard on revenge porn

The Amendment Bill proposes a fine not exceeding R150?000 or imprisonment of not more than two years or both for revenge porn.

Mar 17, 2015

Facebook clarifies banned content rules

The social network updates its "community standards", explaining what content will and will not be removed.