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Politics And Fashion: The Rise of the Red Beret

by Carla Lever Bobi Wine has come a long way in two years. The self-styled “Ghetto President” of Uganda used to be a music star,...

Political Hashtags Like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter Make People Less Likely to Believe the News

by Eugenia Ha Rim Rho Whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, you have most likely come across a political hashtag in an article, a...

Insurance and Risk in an Age of Social Media

by Christelle Colman With over 16 million Facebook users alone in South Africa, social interaction increasingly involves the conscious – and also unconscious - exchange...

SA’s FinTech Startup Launches R14m Claim Against Facebook

A South African FinTech (financial technology) startup has instituted a R14 million claim for damages against social media giant Facebook. PrepaidWealth.com, a startup co-founded by...

Why AI is Struggling to Detect Hate Speech

by Ben Dickson As online trolling and hate speech are becoming more problematic, companies like Facebook and Twitter are under increasing pressure to identify and block...

Silicon Valley Wants to Read Your Mind – Here’s Why you Should be Worried

by Garfield Benjamin Not content with monitoring almost everything you do online, Facebook now wants to read your mind as well. The social media giant...

Here’s How Tech Giants Profit From Invading our Privacy

By Katharine Kemp, UNSW Australia’s consumer watchdog has recommended major changes to our consumer protection and privacy laws. If these reforms are adopted, consumers will...

Naspers Takes a R1.9 Billion Bet on India’s Social Commerce Startup

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, announced today the closing of a $125 million (R1.9 billion) fundraise led by Naspers, with participation from Facebook...

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