Kuwait tweep jailed for ‘defaming Saudi Arabia’

A Kuwaiti criminal court has sentenced a Twitter user to seven years in prison with hard labour on charges that include “defaming Saudi Arabia” and “disseminating false news”, local newspaper Al-Qabas reported. The paper did not name the defendant; however the ruling pointed to a number of tweets referring to[…]

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Radio host Redi Tlhabi’s Twitter account hacked

Writer and radio host Redi Tlhabi’s twitter account, @reditlhabi, was hacked on Saturday morning, merely a week after her highly anticipated book about President Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006 was released. Tlhabi, who is in New York to facilitate a series of United Nations conversations, said she discovered that[…]

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Direct evidence Gupta henchmen prepared fake tweets

Scorpio has previously exposed how the Guptas and their British PR firm Bell Pottinger make use of fake social media profiles to disseminate a counter-narrative of “white monopoly capital” in order to defend their operations in South Africa. For those yet to be convinced, there is direct evidence from the[…]

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Date set for Zille’s DA disciplinary panel appearance

Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to appear before the party’s disciplinary panel on Friday for her tweets on colonialism. This was confirmed on Monday by Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission, who said it would be a “first appearance”. “They will set timelines.[…]

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Zille’s ‘dumb tweets’ biggest headache for Maimane

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several DA leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how the party handled her defence of colonialism would test the party’s commitment to non-racialism. The leaders, who spoke to News24 on[…]

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