Financial Watchdog Proposes How Should FinTechs Handle Your Data

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has published new research proposing how should FinTechs handle non-traditional (alternative) data on the provision of financial services...
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COVID-19 Shines Spotlight on Website Take-Downs

SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is advising members that hosting so-called ‘fake news’ websites is prohibited by Clause 11(5) of the Disaster Management...

Coronavirus: South Africa’s Hi-tech Platform Set-up to Curb Fake News

Government has set-up a hi-tech monitoring and evaluation platform in an effort to ramp up state capacity to monitor and respond to misinformation and...

Coronavirus: How do I Report Fake News?

Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Disaster Management Act Electronic Communications Services Licensees, OTTs and ISPs that provide...

Pseudoscience is Taking Over Social Media – and Putting us all at Risk

Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that denies it exists. In fact, when it comes to...

Wikitribune to Fight Fake News

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales takes an aim at getting rid of fake news though a launch of an evidence-based media platform. The Wikitribune news...

Fake News: The Internet has Turned an Age-old Problem into a New Threat

by Ylva Rodny-Gumede The year 2016 will go down in history as the year in which fake news really took centre stage. It played a decisive...

How to Keep Angry Social Media Posts in Check

by Craig Blewett “Speak your mind” and “post your mind” are not the same thing. A study that investigated how messages containing different emotions spread across...

The Challenge Facing Libraries In An Era Of Fake News

Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United...

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