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Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump: report
Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump: report
Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included...
Fake news accounts: Nigerian social media's copycat issue
Fake news accounts: Nigerian social media's copycat issue
When one of Africa's richest men joined Twitter and posted his first tweet on May 11 this year, the fanfare in his home of Nigeria was...
Imagine life with no Likes
Imagine life with no Likes
Of the 800-million users Instagram is said to have, one of them, let’s call her Linda, has 400, 000 followers and an average of 1 369 likes per...
Proudly fatty boom boom
Proudly fatty boom boom
On some days, they’re called fat. On others they are referred to as curvy, stout, thick, biggish, chubby, sdudla, plump, chunky or heavy. At...
Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia
Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia
Facebook announced it identified stealth misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran and shut down hundreds of accounts as part of its battle...
Online violence targets women journalists
Online violence targets women journalists
Before the internet revolutionised how news was gathered and shared, journalists didn’t have to worry about virtual violence. The main risks they...
Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week
Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week
Twitter has suspended the personal account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week, US media have reported.
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda will review a tax on the use of...
The online battle for the truth
The online battle for the truth
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading...
Social networks help combat racial bias
Social networks help combat racial bias
"Permit Patty" and "Pool Patrol Paula" have been unlikely — and somewhat infamous — stars of the Twitter age: they are white...
When will Google defend democracy?
When will Google defend democracy?
As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the US, Google’s power to influence undecided...

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