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Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

LONDON - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed on Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew criticism...

19 Jan 2018


New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017


BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017


Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted...

12 Oct 2017


Why social media sentiment matters, according to UK mobile study

Three UK has topped a sentiment analysis of UK mobile networks conducted by opinion mining company BrandsEye...

12 Oct 2017


VR content should be engaging, relevant and appropriate

As virtual reality (VR) experiences become more prevalent and impressive, are we using VR for VR's sake?...

By David Limbert 1 Aug 2017


Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

LONDON - US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months...

26 Jun 2017


Customers likely to share positive experiences as much as bad experiences

Research done by Yonder Digital Group found that UK consumers are as likely to share a good experience as a bad one...

4 May 2017


Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017


Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 29 Mar 2017


UK's Cameron taunted after opposition Twitter feed hacked

LONDON, UK: The Twitter account of the leader of Britain's main opposition party appeared to have been hacked Sunday, judging by bizarre tweets including one calling Prime Minister David Cameron a "pie"...

11 Jan 2016


British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers have called for people who post racist and anti-Semitic comments online to be banned from social media sites following an upsurge in abuse...

12 Feb 2015