Social Media

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MTN's instant messaging platform has reached 1 million active users

It's no secret that telecommunications companies across Africa have regularly complained about OTT (Over The Top) platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, and others. Ayoba seems to be MTN's answer to them as it hits 1 million active users.

Kenya wants to license bloggers and WhatsApp/Facebook group admins

The Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Bill 2019 seeks to bring in regulations that will lead to the tightest control of social media usage in Kenya, affecting users, content creators, and Facebook/WhatsApp group administrators.

Technologies that keep you addicted

Social media has a tendency of being addictive. As such, shouldn't it be regulated in the same manner that tobacco companies are regulated?

Internet shutdowns don't reduce protests

Internet shutdowns deprive people of impartial information and crucial connections with loved ones, without delivering improved safety or stability.

Sudan's Facebook traders

Women in Sudan have been resisting the controls placed on them for some time - by using their smart phones and social media to trade.

Attempts to regulate online media growing across Africa

The biggest threats are the concentration of media ownership and attempts to legislate the online media environment.

The new digital divide

Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.