Mark Zuckerberg

Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

The strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in ads and Twitter's decision to ban them

The platform economy needs laws

Algorithms and big data could improve social well-being; currently they serve personal gain

Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you

It finds out all about you without your knowledge, to control you for its profit

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

The suit filed in Superior Court in Washington seeks an injunction to make sure Facebook puts in place safeguards to monitor users' data

Departing Facebook comms chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

The announcement by Elliot Schrage came after Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg pledged a "thorough" review of its use of a conservative consulting firm

Cyberbullies a threat to new media

Independent journalism needs protection from self-censorship and commercial pressures

Facebook shares roller coaster as it rides change

Facebook says its quarterly profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, but the social network gained fewer users than analysts had expected

UK ratchets up pressure on US tech giants with new tax

The 2% tax levy on sales made by large digital companies in Britain would apply to search engines, social networks and e-commerce channels

Editorial: Fallout from Facebook

In the latest scandal, the platform realised that it was reporting up to 900% increases in the number of people watching videos

A billion youths in Africa will be unemployable

Without investment in education the knowledge and entrepreneurial revolution won’t happen

Instagram co-founders step down amid autonomy clash rumours

Facebook has been dealt yet another blow this year as the founders of photo-sharing app Instagram resign

Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

The social network says it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income