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Protect polls from trolls

01-07-2018

1 July 2018, News 24, William Bird Next year’s elections environment will be very different to past polls, particularly because of the growing role that social media plays in shaping …

‘We need to know how much political parties ...

28-06-2018

28 June 2018, CapeTalk THE MONEY SHOW WITH Bruce Whitfield Director at Media Monitoring Africa William Bird says as we go into the elections it’s very important that we get …

New rules needed to ensure social media does not ...

27-06-2018

First published in Business Day 13 June 2018 Growth of online platforms in SA means national polls may not be immune to campaigns of disinformation William Bird, MMA The eyes …

Best Of Blogs; June 23: You Should Be Reading This ...

23-06-2018

23 June 2018, HuffPost South Africa, Zimkhitha Mathunjwa Ferial Haffajee wrote powerfully about how she has been silenced after a series of vile attacks on social media. It is essential reading, not …

SANEF celebrates new-found independence of SABC

22-06-2018

22 June 2018, Politics Web The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) welcomes the High Court’s decision on 19 June to dismiss the Minister of Communication’s application for leave to …

Streaming TV: Is This The Beginning Of The End For ...

21-06-2018

21 June 2018, Huffpost SA, Queenin Masuabi Media Monitoring Africa director Willam Bird says MultiChoice will have to make changes if it wants a longer lifespan. “I think that the …