Twitter gets strict, introduces new requirements for developers

Twitter has announced stricter rules and requirements for developers to register and use it's platform. This includes a new developer application process which includes use case reviews and compliance checks. Furthermore, the social media platform is also introducing "new protections" to stop developers registering "spammy" and low-quality apps. New app…

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Drop in social media and mobile money usage in Uganda

According to a newly published report, at least 15% of the people who responded to a research survey in Uganda had not used social media since the introduction of the country's social media tax. Titled "Uganda Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes Survey Report" was a result of research and…

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Egypt passes law to monitor and regulate social media

Egypt's parliament has approved and passed a bill that will see social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers regulated and treated like media outlets. The main reason behind the law is to monitor and regulate social media accounts that allegedly create, publish and distribute fake news. The social…

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How Facebook celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday

Facebook celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day, what would also have been the former South African President's 100th birthday, on 18 July 2018, by supporting various initiatives by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This also included supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Facebook live streaming the Mandela lecture by former USA president,…

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Uganda’s social media tax is causing a ruckus

In a shocking move, Uganda's government has implemented a law requiring mobile users to pay taxes on using social media apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To voice their frustrations, Ugandans took to Twitter informing the world about the law forcing citizens to pay 200 Ugandan shillings,…

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