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WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
On Monday, messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update which will limit the number of times a message can be forwarded in a bid to fight...
WhatsApp claiming reporter was axed over Bosasa article dismissed as ‘fake news’
WhatsApp claiming reporter was axed over Bosasa article dismissed as ‘fake news’
The Sunday Times has dismissed as fake, a statement which claims a reporter was suspended for refusing to write a “fabricated” front...
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe
In the aftermath of clashes between security forces and protesters that left five people dead in Harare, the Zimbabwean government has partially...
Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you
Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you
Once upon a time, there was a book called The­facebook (it later became just Facebook). It was unlike any other book. It existed on the internet...
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent...
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
Brazil, like other countries, is facing a very electronic election. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are the weapons of choice to sway the country's...
‘Lights, camera, action’ is soooo yesterday
‘Lights, camera, action’ is soooo yesterday
Facebook this week launched a range of video-calling devices powered by artificial intelligence (AI), a strategic revolution for the social network...
Instagram co-founders step down amid autonomy clash rumours
Instagram co-founders step down amid autonomy clash rumours
In an unexpected move, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the photo-sharing app – which is owned by Facebook –...
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
Benin repeals social media tax after protests
After 10 days of mobilisation with more than 500 000 people being affected by the social media tax, the government in Benin have decided to
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11-million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine...
Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy
Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy
Many African governments have taken to censoring a variety of apps and sites, especially around election time. But people across the continent...
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda reviewing social media taxes after outcry
Uganda will review a tax on the use of...

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