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ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
The minister of state security, David Mahlobo, is apparently advocating for the regulation of social media, which would...
Social media in SA could be regulated
Social media in SA could be regulated
The regulation of social media, in light of issues including the spread of fake news and scams, is being considered, says Minister of State Security...
All that is solid turns to currency
All that is solid turns to currency
"Yes, I heard of it, like everybody else. Whether there is such a plan or not, I don’t know. All I can say is I hope the rumour is unfounded. My...
Hidden hand drives social media smears
Hidden hand drives social media smears
There appears to be a renewed social media campaign to smear Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and several senior journalists as being agents of...
​Trump’s tweets just won’t stop
​Trump’s tweets just won’t stop
United States president-elect Donald Trump won’t end the onslaught of posts on Twitter that fed his unconventional campaign, even after taking on...
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Mobile data prices in Zimbabwe sky-rocketed overnight and Zimbabweans say the hikes are government efforts to quash activism on social media around...
We’re hiring! Bhekisisa is looking for a social media and content producer
We’re hiring! Bhekisisa is looking for a social media and content producer
Do you check Twitter or Facebook before you brush your teeth in the morning? Do you have a knack for distilling the latest debate into 140...
In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
We are a people at war with each other. Every day a new racist, misogynist, what have you, is unmasked. We gasp collectively before unleashing a...
Tech giants increasingly set the news agenda
Tech giants increasingly set the news agenda
When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it … on Facebook.
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
After her acclaimed first film Fatherland, which followed the struggles of three young Afrikaner boys at a Kommandokorps boot camp,...

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