May 29, 2020

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.
Mar 10, 2017

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

Twitter's Associate Product Manager believes developers need to be more aware of how bias and discrimination can emerge within content.
Sep 12, 2016

Kenyans, Nigerians face-off on Twitter

Users from both countries engage social media platform following visits by Mark Zuckerberg.
Apr 6, 2016

Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

Politics takes centre stage on social network in 2015, according to industry-focused report.
Mar 22, 2016

Payment Pebble founder makes case for African innovation

Africa is the best testing ground for the latest ideas, inventions and innovations according to IT entrepreneur Stafford Masie.
Feb 29, 2016

EcoCash levy halted amid complaints

Mobile money agents take to social media to speak out against cash withdrawal tariff.
Feb 16, 2016

Zimbabwe: Politicians ignite Twitter with bitter exchanges

Officials freely communicate across social media platform.
Jan 12, 2016

Social media a kingpin in SA's drive to tackle racism

Local expert says hashtags have proven effective in encouraging conversation in society at large.
Dec 4, 2015

Nigeria contemplates controversial social media bill

Lawmakers propose 2-year jail term or multi-million Naira fine or both for those found guilty of transmitting abusive statements on social media.
Oct 21, 2015

What Africa has to do with #FeesMustFall

Protest action across several South African tertiary education institutions has sparked continent-wide opinion on Twitter.
Sep 16, 2015

Social media users let fly over Mugabe's speech spectacle

Officials scramble onto networks to manage response.