How social media is manipulated — and how Russia is involved
Social media posts by Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky are being boosted with likes paid for on promotional sites. This also appears to be the case with other Russian political accounts, as DW has discovered.
14th Headies Award: What the celebrities wore
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
Troops kill over 50 bandits, recover rustled livestock in Zamfara, Nigeria has more cases - NMA
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
The Guardian Dreamers & Doers: Christie Brown (Christie Brown)
Since winning the 2009 Emerging Designer of the Year Award at the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Christie Brown has grown to be one of the top African fashion brands to reckon with. From winning that award, the label has catered to international celebrities like Beyonce and public figures alike whilst showcasing unique and eccentric designs. Behind the rising African label is Aisha Ayensu, the founder and Creative Director of Christie Brown credits the success of the fashion house to her embrace of the modern African woman. As Christie Brown continues to catch the eye of various women around the globe, it’s clear the label founder has her sight set on something bigger.
How I grew my social media followers - Isabella Ayomobi
On Popsicles this week, Isabella Ayomobi talks about her dance career and how she grew her social media followers through dance.
How social media became a part of our everyday lives
Did you know that the world’s first recognisable social media site was created in 1997 and was called Six Degrees? Watch this short video to see how much has changed since Six Degrees began the trend of enabling users to upload photos and connect with others. Have a Happy Social Media Day.
Twitter rolls out audio tweets feature
Twitter has announced a new audio feature that will allow users to record their messages and tweet for others to listen to. The new feature has got users of the social media platform excited but there are concerns over how Twitter will monitor and check harassment, abuse, and misinformation on the new audio feature.
Nigerians love bad news - Pamilerin| Popsicles
Social media influencer and humanitarian, Adegoke Pamilerin Emmanuel, known as “the pamilerin” on Popsicles talks about why he thinks “Nigerians love bad news!”. Pamilerin also spoke about his attempt at suicide and his charity works on the girl child.
Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media, World Bank approves $346m for projects in Nigeria
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Thursday.
Google, Tesla bans Zoom over privacy and security concerns
Google has banned the popular videoconferencing software Zoom from its employees’ devices, citing ‘’ security vulnerabilities’’. However, Google isn’t the first company to ban employees from using Zoom. Earlier this month, SpaceX, a rocket company, also banned employees, citing “significant privacy and security concerns'.