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The Facebook Ad Boycott Campaign is Gaining Steam

Advertisers around the world are joining the Facebook ad boycott organized by several civil rights and other advocacy groups. In a campaign dubbed Stop Hate...
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Russia Lifts Ban on Private Messaging App Telegram

Finally, Russia is lifting its ban on Telegram, the popular private messaging app developed by Russian-born developer, Parel Durov. The announcement came from the Russian...
Instagram Digs into its Algorithm and Policies for Bias Against Black Users

Instagram Digs into its Algorithm and Policies for Bias Against Black Users

In the wake of racial inequality protests going on in the US and other parts of the world, tech companies have had a major...
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Scientists Funded By Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Urge Facebook To Do More On Misinformation

Over 400 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have in an open letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged him to do...
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Facebook starts labelling posts by ‘state-controlled media’

Tech giant Facebook has begun labeling posts by state-controlled media on its platform to notify users. These labels will be placed on the Ad...
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Snapchat Stops Promoting Donald Trump’s Snap Account Over His Violence Tweets

Snapchat will not promote Donald Trump ’s verified Snapchat account, the company says. This decision follows Trump’s tweets over the weekend which were censored...
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Facebook Wants To Verify the Identity of People Behind High-Reach Profiles

Facebook plans to start verifying the identity of individual accounts that regularly go viral on the platform. In a blog post published yesterday, the social...

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Tech Companies

US President Donald Trump has yesterday signed an executive order aimed at cracking down on tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. This follows...
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This WhatsApp ChatBot Helps You Debunk Those Covid-19 Myths

Misinformation has emerged as the biggest problem of the current internet era. Amidst the coronavirus crisis, misinformation has become one of the greatest enemies. So,...
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Twitter Registers Record Year Over Year Usage Growth Thanks To Stay At Home Orders

Twitter, just like most social media platforms, has seen a surge in usage numbers. In its Q1,2020 report, the company says it the number...
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Here Is Why Twitter Will Now Share More Of Your Data With Advertisers

In a recent notification sent to a section of its users who logged in on the platform on Wednesday, Twitter announced: "The control you...
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Google and Facebook: Coronavirus Outbreak To Result In Less Content Moderation

The ongoing pandemic has had its adverse effects on the human population as well as the economy. More people have shifted to work from...

Facebook Revenues Adversely Affected By Coronavirus Pandemic Despite Usage Growth

With various countries under total lockdown, internet usage has recorded a sudden increase which is nearly overwhelming the infrastructure. Social media usage has also...
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Twitter Starts Verifying Health Professionals To Help Fight Misinformation Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, social media platforms have been turned out as the perfect breeding grounds of misinformation. Various social media platforms have...
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Twitter Bans Content That Dehumanizes People Based on Age, Disability Or Disease

Twitter has updated its hateful conduct policy to combat the dehumanization of people on the platform based on their age, disability, or disease. The...
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Facebook Sues Namecheap For Allowing Registration Of Domains That Could Be Mistaken For Its...

Facebook has sued Domain registrar, Namecheap, together with WhoisGuard, the company’s proxy service. The lawsuit claims that the domain registrar allowed users to register...
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Facebook To Ban Misleading Ads On Corona Virus

Facebook will ban all ads that mislead people about the on-going novel coronavirus outbreak. The company says they will ban all ads that promise...

This Twitter Plugin Help Keep Your DM Safe From Unsolicited Nudes

Social media has brought with it the good and the bad. Sharing nudes without consent is part of an increasingly form of harassment that...
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Facebook Promises To Improve User Data Security After Several Breaches

Facebook has promised that they will improve their security protocol to ensure user data is safe, after several breaches. The company's pledge recently surfaced...
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Twitter Nets $1 Billion In Quarterly Revenue For The First Time

Twitter just released its Q4 earnings report today. From the report, the California based social media company was happy to announce that for the...

Twitter Opens Warfare On Manipulated Media On The Platform With New Rules

Deep fake technology is still a new thing. Yet, its use in the real world has already raised alarms to the wellbeing of individuals...
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Google Will Now Charge Law Enforcement Agencies For User Data Requests

User data requests by government agencies have increased immensely in the past. Google now believes it is time that the agencies started paying for...
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TikTok was the Second Most Downloaded App in 2019, Surpassing Facebook and Messenger

TikTok has been, with no doubt, one of the most popular apps in 2019. This has been advantageous to the parent company ByteDance –...
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India Plans To Tackle Fake News By Holding Social Media Companies Responsible For Content...

India has been a haven for tech companies to thrive. Not only considering the large numbers available, but also the social media-friendly laws in...
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U.S. Navy Bans TikTok On Mobile Devices, Terms It A Cybersecurity Threat

As popular as it is, TikTok has also had a fair share of ugly bumps like other social media giants. Being the most infamous...

Facebook Wants To Build Its Own Operating System To Cut Reliance On Android

Being the social media giant of this era, Facebook also wants to reduce dependence on other companies and competitors as well. The company has...
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Facebook Can Still Track You Even with Location Settings Off

Facebook can still track you even with your location settings off, the company admitted in a letter to US senators. And that is possible...

Facebook Might be Blocked From Integrating WhatsApp, Instagram, And Messenger

Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the company plans to unify all of its three platforms - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger – to operate...
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Twitter Plans to Delete Inactive Accounts From December

Twitter has announced plans to delete inactive accounts from December 11th. The company says any account that has been inactive for at least six...
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Quoted Replies Bot Creator Offered A Job At Twitter

Twitter’s CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to Nigeria on Thursday 7th. As a CEO and founder of one of the biggest...
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Facebook rebrands its parent company with a new logo

Facebook is just Facebook, but that is not true. The parent company, Facebook Inc., owns three different social media platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and...

Facebook says it will let UK election candidates run false Ads

In what comes as no surprise, Facebook has said it will allow UK political candidates to run fake ads on the platform. Facebook says...

Forget the Critics; Facebook Keeps Growing

Despite all the criticism thrown at Facebook, the company keeps going bigger, making ends meet in terms of revenue. The company's latest quarterly earnings...
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WhatsApp is Suing Infamous Spyware Vendor NSO Group For Allegedly Hacking its Users

WhatsApp has decided to take action against the notorious Israel-based NSO Group, a company well known in the world for its sophisticated spyware tools....
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Twitter is Working on Policy Changes To Combat Deep Fakes

As good as Artificial Intelligence sounds, and actually is, it also comes with its cons. One of the biggest threats in recent times has...
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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme To 10 Countries Across Sub-Saharan Africa

After launching its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Senegal, Facebook is expanding the program in more African countries. For the...
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Twitter Admits it Used Phone Numbers Provided For Security To Target Ads

Twitter has come clean stating they have inappropriately used phone numbers that users provided for security purposes (like two-factor authentication) to target ads. The...
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PayPal Pulls out of Facebook’s Libra Association

In addition to troubles Facebook has been going through over sceptical regulators around the world, PayPal Holdings Inc. has pulled out of the Libra...

New Proposed Bill Will Require WhatsApp and Facebook Group Admins To Be Registered with...

A new Bill headed to Parliament this week could require all Facebook and WhatsApp group administrators to be registered with the Communication Authority (CA)....
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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

As an update to the on-going crackdown on apps with access to user info, Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps since 2018....

How to Make the Most of Social Media When Looking for a New Job

Today, social media is about much more than simply being social. From its humble beginnings as an innovative way to connect with friends and...
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Facebook Confirms Millions of users’ Phone Numbers have been Exposed Online

Facebook has confirmed the news reports that millions of phone numbers linked with Facebook user accounts have been exposed. The company confirmed to an...
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Facebook Dating Service Officially Launched

After tipping its entry into the dating industry last year, Facebook has officially launched its dating platform dubbed Facebook Dating. The feature rolled out...
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Facebook Tightens its Advertisement Policies Ahead of the Upcoming US Elections

As the saying goes, once bitten twice shy. It is clear Facebook wants to keep regulators astray in the next US Elections. The company...

Twitter Bans Advertisements From State-run Media Outlets

On Monday Twitter announced that they had banned 936 twitter accounts that were found guilty spreading propaganda about on-going protests in Hong Kong. These...

Huawei Engineers Helped African Governments Spy on Political Rivals, Report

With months of scrutinizing Huawei 's telco equipment, it seems the U.S. may have yet another proof that can be used to confirm its...
Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

Ugandan Government Wants Online Publications and Social Media Influencers Registered

Uganda has passed a law that requires online publications and social media influencers to be registered to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). This is...

Facebook Also Pays Contractors to Transcribe Your Messenger Voice Messages

Enough has been said about Facebook, especially paired along with privacy matters. Despite the fines and warnings, Facebook is not yet done with invading...
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Facebook Pressurized to Crack Down on Groups Seeking Fake Amazon Reviews

Facebook is a hub where a variety of activities take place ranging from business, just having fun, the list is endless. The platform has proven...
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Facebook to Add its Name to Instagram and WhatsApp to Indicate it Owns Them

Recently Facebook has been under scrutiny by the EU over its ownership of both Instagram and WhatsApp. According to the EU watchdog, the company...
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Chad Finally Lifts Social Media Ban after More than a Year

Chad has finally lifted its ban on Social media usage after banning the practice over a year ago. The ban was implemented in March...

Facebook Fined $5 Billion over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has today imposed a roughly $5 Billion fine on Facebook over the company’s most significant data scandal that...

Twitter is down, that’s why your tweets are not loading

Been wondering why I am unable to send out #AFCON2019 tweets for the just ended Cote d'ivoire Vs Algeria match. Well, Twitter is down. Twitter...
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Threads: Twitter fans pour out on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook announced its new digital wallet Libra yesterday in a move to provide minimum to low transaction costs in terms of remittance. Facebook Libra...

Facebook to start ranking comments based on feedback

Facebook, in a push to make the community more meaningful to its users, has introduced a comment ranking feature. The comment ranking feature gives...

Facebook cryptocurrency backed by Visa, MasterCard, Uber, and PayPal

Facebook has been working on its cryptocurrency for some time now. Unlike the regular cryptocurrencies, the company's crypto coin will be a stablecoin- a...

Facebook wants to pay you in exchange for your personal data

Your privacy and personal data is currently at stake with Facebook if you value the pennies the company will offer. From the past we...

Instagram users to gain more data control with the new data saving feature

Instagram is one of those applications that consume a lot of data. High data usage is even one thing that scares some individuals from...
Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

Indonesia restricts usage of some WhatsApp and Instagram features over riots

The Indonesian government has restricted the use of both Instagram and WhatsApp over deadly riots experienced in the country. The issue, which has been...
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YouTube Ads are killing my user experience on the platform

YouTube has been a great deal to me since the time I started using the platform. The platform offers almost anything you want, ranging...
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WhatsApp voice call feature used by attackers to inject malicious spyware

On Monday, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging service, has reported the existence of vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to spy on its users. WhatsApp reported that...
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Facebook goes after personality quizzes to fight data leaks

As part of its commitment to privacy and security and also stop data leaks, Facebook has announced that it is clamping down on personality...

New WhatsApp update stops people from adding you to groups without your permission –...

I belong to the group of people who hates WhatsApp groups. In fact, I think I am in less than 5 of these groups...
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Facebook stored up to 600 million user passwords in plain text

By now you have probably heard of the scary news of how Facebook stored millions of user’s passwords in plain text. The news was...
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Swipe for a Snap – Twitter newest update

Nowadays everything social needs a photo or video. Twitter's newest update is going back to what we knew as TwitPic. It's not new, just...

Skype for web gets new features including HD video calling and call recording

Skype has added some new features to its web app including HD video calling and the ability to record calls. Microsft rolled out these new...

Recording Skype calls for being more organized

When it comes to business, Skype is one of the preferred communication channels for organizations worldwide. However, we all are familiar with the hassle of...
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Facebooks opening its first Sub-Saharan Africa Content Review Centre in Kenya

Facebook is opening its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi Kenya. The company has partnered with Samasource – one of the...

Facebook partners with African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

Tomorrow, on 5th February the world will be celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive...

Instagram Update That Lasted 10 Minutes!

An hour ago Instagram tried an update that was very different from what we know it and the backlash made a turnaround to old...

Twitter has suspended KTN News (@KTNNews) account

If you’re an active Twitter user you are probably aware that the company has over the last few months been suspending accounts as it...

Instagram wants to share your location history data with Facebook

Instagram is apparently testing a new setting that will allow it to share your location data with its parent company Facebook. According to a...

Facebook launches its fact-checking tool in Kenya to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a new partnership with Africa Check; Africa's first independent fact-checking organisation and AFP, to launch its first Africa Fact-Checking programme in...

Six Kenyans selected for Facebook Community Leadership Program

Six Kenyans are among the 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Unveiled in February this year,...

Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales...

How YouTube is helping reclaim the lost art of apprenticeship

We live in a fast-paced century. Half the time at work is spent keeping up with and adapting to new technologies and the demands...

WhatsApp latest update adds Group Calling for Voice and Video feature.

WhatsApp latest update will now allow group voice calls and video calls between up to 4 people. The update will be rolled out starting...

WhatsApp latest update will now label forwarded messages

WhatsApp has now made it easier for you to identify the origin of information shared on the messaging app. The company has rolled out...

WhatsApp will now allow group admins decide who can post to the group

If you’re an admin of a WhatsApp group you must really be finding it hard to deal with those annoying friends in the group....

The importance of social media web, designs and their impact on small businesses

The internet is a heavily contested place for any business owner, either big or small. If you are a business owner, then you must...

Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark....

The Importance Of Evaluating Your Posts On Instagram For Social Media Marketing

By Trudy Seeger Social media marketing plays a pivotal role in promoting and marketing your business online. Instagram is a popular social media platform that helps...

How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in...

Breaking: WhatsApp Goes down on New Year’s Eve

You are probably wondering how you are going to text everyone to wish them ''Happy New Year'' Why? Because popular messaging app WhatsApp appears...

Twitter’s new ‘Threads’ Feature is now available for everyone

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it was launching a new feature that will allow users to easily post tweetstorms. The company had last month...

Why Influencer Engagement is Important in Digital Marketing

The importance of industry influencers in digital marketing cannot be overstated. At a time when companies are coming up with innovative marketing strategies to...

Facebook is now offering free audio tracks and sound effects for video makers.

Are you a content creator and always worried about uploading videos on Facebook or Instagram that contains copyrighted music? Well, you will have to...

Twitter now lets you create much longer display names – 50 characters

Twitter has really been preoccupied with making everything lengthy lately. Just the other day it finally rolled out the 280 character limit to everyone...

How to delete messages you sent by mistake on WhatsApp

You probably have read about WhatsApp ’s latest feature that will now allow you to delete a message sent by mistake. The company has...

How to Grow Your Small Business by Using Social Media Effectively

Everyone is acquainted with the significance of social media in every aspect of life. It is to be considered in this modern era that...

Facebook is testing a subscription tool for Instant Articles on Android

Well, most of you probably saw this coming from Facebook but yes, the company is testing a news subscription tool for its Instant Articles...

Twitter want to expand tweets from 140 to 280 characters

Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280. The company has announced that it has started testing the 280-character tweets in an...

Facebook is rolling out funded shows for ‘Watch’.

A couple of weeks ago, Facebook introduced Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch, according to the social media giant is a...

Facebook and Instagram were down yesterday, here’s why

Most of you probably did not notice this but Facebook and Instagram were temporarily down for a few hours yesterday.  Some users from different...

Instagram now lets you reply to Stories with photos and video

Instagram has made a new update to its stories feature which is probably make users very excited. The photo sharing app has now made...

Olx SoMA Award nominees urged to use online networks to empower followers

Social media experts have been challenged to use digital channels to impact the society by disseminating informative and educative content that can empower their...

Facebook unveils 60 finalists for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has unveiled the 60 finalists that will battle it out for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. Launched in February 2017, the challenge...

WhatsApp is working on ‘Pin On Top’’ and ‘unsend’ features

If you use WhatsApp a lot then you know how the conversation lists get pretty crowded, especially with groups. This makes you miss some...

You can now use Reactions emoji to reply to comments on Facebook

You can now add a little happy or angry face to comments that people have posted on Facebook posts. Yes, Facebook has brought its...

Twitter is getting rid of its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture

Twitter is done with its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture. The company is getting rid of the egg picture it has used since...

Facebook adds Live Location Sharing feature to Messenger

  Facebook has launched a new Messenger tool that will allow users to share their location with others. The Live Location feature will let users...

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