Africa's fake news of the year
A man raised from dead, an imposter as president, Jesus on a visit, or imminent attacks: The lines between reality and fiction were outrageously blurred on African social media networks in 2019.
There is no pillow in Aso Rock - Aisha Buhari
Last week, the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari called on state governors to more at improving living standard of citizens. The statement generated argument, and to clarify the statement, Mrs. Buhari phoned into TVC News' Journalists Hangout to say she spoke on behalf of Nigerians. The wife of the president also condemned frivolous speech made on social media. She gave an instance of the reported resignation of the Vice President.
Kevin Hart share emotional video documenting his grueling recovery on social media
Kevin Hart shared an emotional video documenting his grueling recovery on social media Tuesday night. “Basically what you realize is that you’re not in control. No matter how much you think you’re in control, you’re not in control,” Hart said at the beginning of the video, as footage of his wrecked vehicle played. “At the end of the day, it can all be over.”
Pakistan 'honor killing:' Qandeel Baloch's brother gets 25 years
Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch's murder by her brother sparked a nationwide debate over so-called "honor killings." Three years later, her brother has been handed a life sentence for murder.
Mark Zuckerberg rejects call from US lawmaker to break up Facebook
The social media mogul visited Washington as US lawmakers consider new privacy legislation regulating digital security and user data. One Republican lawmaker called on Zuckerberg to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp.
'I'm here 247' young: Rohingya shares his stories on social media
Mohammad Rafiq, a 19-year-old budding photographer who fled to Bangladesh in August 2017 from a military crackdown in Myanmar, uses his mobile phone to record -- and share on social media -- the daily lives of nearly one million stateless Rohingya in a vast camp in southern Bangladesh.
Cardi B trashes the NYPD on Social Media
The singer, a New York City native, went off in an Instagram video over a school event in Brooklyn allegedly being halted by police.The back-to-school occasion was set to be hosted by Star Brim, a friend of the "Money" singer.
Social Media's role in radicalization
Michael Beckerman, CEO of The Internet Association, and Sarah Frier of Bloomberg Technology discuss social media's role in radicalizing people toward extremist ideology, a key component in recent mass shootings.