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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday.

14 hours ago

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news
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.

14 hours ago

Indian Spice consolidates its growth
Indian Spice consolidates its growth

Twenty Seventeen bows out, capping the most successful year yet for Indian community website Indian Spice. The publication (indianspice.co.za) has gone from niche publication to mainstream news site, breaking news of interest to the southern African Indian community and international Indian Diaspora network.

Issued by ACME Digital 2 days ago

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said.

15 Jan 2018

C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media
C.S.A. forms content partnership between The Wire and Independent Media

Talent and communications agency Celebrity Services Africa (C.S.A.) today announced a content partnership between its online entertainment portal The Wire and Independent Media.

11 Jan 2018

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Jamie Matroos

This week, we go behind the selfie with Jamie Matroos, deputy editor at Design Indaba.

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards
CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

After US President Donald Trump announced his "fake media" awards on Twitter, the Committee to Protect Journalists decided to name its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try and silence their critics.

9 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Today's kids will never know...

If you've seen the hilarious tweets accompanying the hashtag, #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, throwing back to the days of playing 'Snake' on a Nokia 3310 or walking around with a portable CD player stuffed in your backpack, you probably laughed, right before thinking, "Damn, I feel old." The smart devices we carry around now allow us to do so much more than we ever imagined possible, and how we listen to music, read books and watch our favourite TV shows has changed dramatically, seemingly overnight.

By Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso 8 Jan 2018

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France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

PARIS, France - French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik.

4 Jan 2018

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OSF reflects on 15 global celebrated news stories in 2017

Drawn from a selection of 15 global and regional journalism awards, a report curated by the Open Society Foundations Program's (OSF) Independent Journalism Programme provides an inspiring selection of storytelling, investigative techniques, collaborative enterprises and fearless reporting against all odds.

25 Dec 2017

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Fewer journalists die in line of duty

This year, 81 journalists lost their lives around the globe " a drop from 120 last year, the International Press Institute said.

21 Dec 2017