Africa: Alarm as Nigerian Court Jails ‘Activist’ 12 years for False Facebook post

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, sitting in Maitama on Monday sentenced a social media activist, Ibrahim Wala, popularly known as IG Wala, to 12 years imprisonment. Mr Wala, a social media activist, was arraigned following a petition filed by the chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mukhtar. The NAHCON boss alleged that Mr […]

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News: Man Stole $122M From Facebook And Google By Sending Them Bills, Which They Paid

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Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania scammed $122 million from Facebook and Google. And it was surprisingly easy. All he did was send the two tech giants bills for items they hadn’t purchased and for services and products he hadn’t provided, yet they paid without even checking out the invoices. Alas, he was caught and Rimasauskas has “plead guilty to US wire […]

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News: Facebook 10 year Challenge exposes Bleaching problem among Nigerians and Ghanaians

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Amongst many African communities, the social media 10 year challenge has now tuned into a ridicule charade where the skin lightening epidemic is the butt of the joke. Unfortunate, there is not one big platform to survey the results of the 10 year challenge, now has there been any mass research. However what is obvious, of which it is so […]

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News: The Facebook Era Is Over

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The New York Times reported on a new layer of Facebook’s role in our current climate of toxicity. It’s a layer that’s shocking even to those of us who are long-time Facebook watchers and occasional fans. There’s something different about these latest revelations. While the chattering class of Silicon Valley will brush this story aside as another PR snafu and […]

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News: Facebook bans women who called white men ‘trash” but ignored men that abuse blacks and Women

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Facebook bans some women for responding to internet trolls with comments like “men ain’t shi*,” “all men are ugly,” and even “white men are racist.” An investigation was conducted earlier this year of Facebook algorithms used to differentiate between hate speech and political expression. The results? Not so shocking. Facebook trains its content reviewers to protect white men — but […]

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News: In Africa Facebook is the most powerful medium that drives Travel and Tourism -study

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Facebook remains one of the most influential platforms for hotels to promote their offerings, according to Didimalo Molefe, Marketing Co-ordinator for Guerrilla Marketing. Speaking in Cape Town at the Direct Booking Indaba, Molefe said Facebook continues to be a rich, experiential and trusted source of content due to users’ ability to upload large numbers of photographs and videos. “Instagram is […]

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Africa: How facebook and Instagram are driving Tourism growth in Africa

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Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist […]

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Africa: Nigerian court condemns the Facebook killers to death

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Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced to death , two of the four  persons accused  of  killing  Cynthia Osokogu, the Nasarawa State University postgraduate student. The accused Okwumo Nwabufo, and Olisaeloka Ezike, the judge ruled, will die by hanging. Osokogu was murdered on 22 July 2012 at Cosmilla Hotel, Lakeview Estate, Festac Town, […]

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Facebook: Nigeria Has Become Technology Hub for Africa

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With 8.6 million people in Nigeria currently using Facebook on mobile every day, out of 95 million sub-Saharan African people that are on Facebook on monthly basis, coupled with the fast-growing mobile technology sector in Nigeria and its vibrant film and music industries that are driven by social media technology, Nigeria, no doubt, has developed to become the technology hub […]

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