WhatsApp is a “Trojan horse” exploited to snoop on millions of users naive enough to believe that the Facebook-owned messenger differs from its parent company, long beset by privacy scandals, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said. In a lengthy post on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, Durov took aim at one[…]
Facebook has uncovered an extensive Israeli-run political influence campaign that has been ‘changing reality according to clients’ wishes’ targeting elections in African, Latin America and Asian nations for years. The social media platform has shut down 65 Facebook accounts, 161 pages, 23 groups, 12 events, and four Instagram accounts run[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media. This follows the discovery of a post by Thabiso Cele, who is offering to sell Sassa cards on the Facebook group “Ballito Jobs”. The cards are offered at[…]
The University of Cape Town has instituted action against a staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to rape and kill his 2-year-old child while he was suffering from depression. UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said on Tuesday that the institution was treating the matter as urgent and[…]
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy. Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients. In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said a “breach of[…]
The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has lodged a complaint with the SABC and Human Rights Commission over alleged comments made by a Lotus FM presenter, accused of being Islamophobic. In a Facebook post, Pauline Sangham allegedly stated that “Islam is a false religion based upon a false book and[…]
Facebook on Thursday offered additional insight into its efforts to rem a response to political pressure in Europe against militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up its use of artificial intelligence such as image-matching and language-understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika[…]
A Facebook video showing an elderly man being tortured and humiliated by two young men has gone viral, sparking public outrage on the social media platform. On Thursday, a video was posted showing the auto electrical workers, aged 20 and 22 years, pulling the white bearded man to a work[…]
An explicit video of a gang-related shooting on the Manenberg gangwatch page has gone viral on Facebook. The video explicitly shows gang members running through a residential block of flats in Riverview in Worcester and shooting while residents flee for safety. Community members have said the area has become notorious[…]
Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee says he hopes police will get to the bottom of the latest racist facebook post. Abramjee laid criminal charges against Obatala Mcambi at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria on Saturday for allegedly inciting violence and hatred. Mcambi posted on his Facebook page that he used[…]
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