Jul 15, 2021

Twitter taps into machine learning to stop abusive content

The company enforces a hateful conduct policy against content that incites fear, which has since been expanded to include content that dehumanises.

Jul 14, 2021

TikTok bans promotion of crypto, forex trading products

The video-sharing social media network prohibits promotion of crypto-currency and forex trading products, as part of a list of newly-banned content.

Jul 13, 2021

YouTube takes on TikTok, Instagram with short-form videos

The online video-sharing platform introduces a beta version of its short-form video service, to better compete with rivals TikTok and Instagram Reels.

Jul 8, 2021

Online shopping boom leads to social commerce trend

PayFast reveals Gen Z’s growing influence on SA’s e-commerce landscape, as this generation moves local shopping to social media platforms.


Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women

Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.

Jul 1, 2021

TikTok tightens security measures as regulators zero in

The video-sharing social media network removed almost 72 million videos from its platform in the first quarter, for violating its community guidelines.

Jun 30, 2021

SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed

The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.


Girls in ICT Day discussion looks to inspire young women

The International Telecommunication Union readies to host a virtual high-level panel session to encourage more girls and young women to actively pursue careers in STEM.

Mar 1, 2021

TikTok settles privacy lawsuit for $92 million

If accepted by a federal judge, the settlement will be divided among US-based users of the app.

Jan 26, 2021

Global app downloads breached 200bn in 2020

2020 saw a record number of downloaded mobile apps globally, with demand expected to accelerate in 2021, says the App Annie State of Mobile report.

Nov 2, 2020

TikTok partners to boost African creator economy

TikTok signs partnerships with local companies, as it sets its sights on growing its African market share.


Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act

Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.

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