Social Media

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Big Tech companies operate with impunity and lack of transparency

Transparency is not something Big Tech is willing to fully embrace, and the (little) progress they have made in the past few years in being more transparent has come not because they wanted to, but because they have been pressured to be more transparent.

PWD Bamenda plans to have all its matches streamed on YouTube

PWD Bamenda Football Club from Cameroon's northwestern riddled by armed conflict, is not only planning to start up an online television; it is also looking to exploit social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and WhatsApp, to create a strong nexus with their fans.

What the TikTok deal means for user data and geopolitics

As TikTok already stores data in the USA or Singapore, the move to Oracle-provided infrastructure is unlikely to have any tangible impact on users. The (claimed) national security concerns will likely remain โ€“ if ByteDance retains a significant share in TikTok Global.

Social media is possibly leveling Kenyaโ€™s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.

The dark shadow of Fintech

Cash becomes a preferred option as compared to Fintech services when access to these Fintech services is costly or is suddenly not available at a time of need.

Cameroon has launched a nationwide campaign to curb cybercrime and what the government calls social media misuse

Cameroon's electoral body, ELCAM, had its official Facebook page hacked in June with the intruders posting untrue and misleading information about the bodyโ€™s operations. As such, the government has launched an anti-cyber crime campaign.

Potential solutions to ease the news media crisis

Traditional media was left out in the cold years ago due to the advent of technology, meaning todayโ€™s news media crisis has been a long time in the making. Many news organizations, especially newspapers, dragged their heels when it came to a digital transformation.