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Meet the 'varakashi' - Zimbabwe's online army

'Varakashi', which is the word for ‘destroyers’ in the Shona language is also the name of Zimbabwe's online army that spreads false information and fights online against any criticism of President Emerson Mnangagwa and his government.

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?

Jack Dorsey's Twitter account hacked

In what was an embarrassing and shocking 30 minute period, Jack Dorsey's (CEO of Twitter) Twitter account was hacked. The hackers went to post racist tweets against black people and proclaiming Hitler's innocence.

New media is misrepresenting women in Africa

Based on research, women didn’t appear often in the news. When they did, they were often portrayed as trouble makers, or being abused and repressed.

The Internet's final frontier

Some commentators have cheekily labelled Big Tech’s policy and corporate affairs office dotted all over the world as the new embassies and diplomatic missions of the information age. This is the final frontier towards establishing a new vision of the Internet.

How much is your personal data worth?

Have you ever thought how much your data is worth to Big Tech companies like Facebook? One research study estimated that a user’s Facebook profile was worth about $100 on average.

Social media access restored in Chad

President Idriss Deby of Chad has said that he has instructed Internet Service Providers in the country to lift social media restrictions he had initially instructed them to implement. This comes after more than a year later that people in Chad have had no social media access.