Social Media

SAHRC to probe racist remarks

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) has confirmed it will be investigating a racist Facebook post, which has raised the ire of South Africans. The flow of support for the waitress offended by #RhodesMustFall (RMF) movement member Ntokozo Qwabe recently made waves on social media and in less than[…]

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South Africans elated with Concourt judgment

Social media was abuzz following the announcement of the Nkandla Judgement, as numerous commentators celebrated the findings of the Constitutional Court. VOC News took to the streets to gain insight into the thoughts of ordinary citizens, many of whom expressed their elation upon hearing the news. “It is great to[…]

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No truth to social media post: Habibia

The Habibia Children’s Home has slammed a broadcast message making waves on social media on the alleged abandonment of four children, stating that the message is untrue. The message being forwarded includes a picture of the minors, which infringes on the children’s Constitutional right to protection. Child and youth care[…]

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Social media dominated by Cliff, Sparrow

Controversial radio personality Gareth Cliff and realtor Penny Sparrow have dominated South African social media in the past week, ROi Media has said. In a statement, ROi Media, who generate news and social media statistics, said that the duo combined accounted for over 45% of the social conversation in seven[…]

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ISIS Trolling Day has social media on fire

The virtual online world branded Friday 11th December as ISIS Trolling Day, as part of Anonymous’ cyber war against the terrorist entity. Anonymous, a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities, pulled out all the stops on Trolling Day calling ‘hacktivists’ to make a noise on social media[…]

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Makkah’s crane crash goes viral on social media

Gruesome images of mangled and bloodied bodies of pilgrims went viral on social media on Friday evening, following a horrific accident in which a construction crane fell on the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The international Muslim community has expressed shock and horror at the scenes which unfolded in the holy[…]

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West Bank in Snapchat ‘victory’

The social messaging tool Snapchat has cast a spotlight on the West Bank, days after it chose to feature stories from Israel without mentioning Palestinians. The networking app unleashed a wave of criticism from Twitter users for not showing both sides of the story when on Tuesday it depicted Israelis[…]

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SA woman’s ISIS troll hell

A Cape Town woman never imagined that leaving a comment on an online news story would result in a troll scattering her photo and identity around Facebook, with the claim that she was recruiting for the terror group ISIS (Islamic State). Berenice Vietri, 45, told News24 on Tuesday that she[…]

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