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Ivory Coast Pioneering Responsible Use of Social Networks

Ivory Coast is positioning itself as a pioneer of the responsible digital era in West Africa with the deployment of an ambitious communications strategy. Spearheaded by Communication and Digital Economy Minister Amadou Coulibaly, the initiative aims to revolutionize the...

Facebook Users May Soon Get to Have 5 Profiles at Once

Facebook, the giant social media platform, is testing ways to let its users have multiple profiles on the same account. “To help people tailor their experience based on interests and relationships, we’re testing a way for people to have more...

Instagram is Testing New Ways to Verify Users’ Ages

Instagram, a photo and video-sharing social networking service, is testing new ways to verify users' ages, including scanning their faces. The trial started on 23 June and is currently being rolled out in the US. It is focused on users...

Snapchat is Working on a Paid Version of the App

Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app, is reportedly working on a paid subscription called Snapchat Plus. According to The Verge, this new subscription will give users early access to new features, as well as other services. "We’re doing early internal...

Twitter Shareholder Sues Elon Musk for Share Price ‘Manipulation’

According to Business Insider, a complaint was filed in California on Wednesday by a Twitter shareholder who claims Elon Musk manipulated the share price with his tweets. Elon Musk secured the deal to acquire Twitter after weeks of back-and-forth negotiations...

TikTok is Testing a Dislike Button for the Comment Section

TikTok, a video-sharing platform owned by Chinese ByteDance, announced on Wednesday that it is testing a dislike button for comments on its app. The video-sharing social network wrote in a blog post that this new feature will help users feel...

Elon Musk Backtracks on Joining Twitter’s Board

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has announced in a message to the company's employees that business mogul Elon Musk will no longer be joining the social media network's board of directors. https://twitter.com/paraga/status/1513354622466867201 Agrawal announced last week that Musk would be joining the...

Elon Musk Buys 9.2% of Twitter, Considers Own Social Media Company

Elon Musk has bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter, more than four times the 2.25% holding of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. His newly purchased shares now make Musk one of the largest shareholders in the company. The news saw the...

Kenyans Spend More Time Listening To Radio Than Watching TV, Report Shows

The Media Council of Kenya released a 'State of the Media' report on Thursday which shows that Kenyans spend more time listening to the radio than watching TV. According to the report, Kenyans watch TV for only two hours, which...

Sharing These Messages on Social Media in SA Could Land You In Jail

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has approved a new law that prohibits sharing of certain messages on social media platforms. The new regulations mainly apply to the sale, hiring and streaming of content on various digital platforms in South Africa. The...
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