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Nigeria expects to lift Twitter ban by end of year, minister...

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Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister Lai Mohammed told Reuters on Thursday, adding that...

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies

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 The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to...

ISS: Social media and the state: challenging the rules of engagement

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As Nigeria’s Twitter ban shows, online platforms are the new battleground between governments and their critics. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

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Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely, a move...

Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post

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Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings. The social media...

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts it says are linked to Iran,...

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Twitter said on Tuesday it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its...

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by ‘unusual’ accounts, say experts

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A Chinese official’s tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked a furious reaction from Canberra was amplified across social media by...

QAnon received earlier boost from Russian accounts on Twitter, archives show

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Russian government-backed social media accounts nurtured the QAnon conspiracy theory in its infancy, earlier than previously reported, according to interviews with current and former...

Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country

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The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to...

Facebook, Twitter dismantle global array of disinformation networks

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Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Thursday they had taken down more than a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...