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Mbeki questions Twitter as truth tool By Stuart Graham

Mbeki questions Twitter as truth tool By Stuart Graham | Twit4D | Scoop.it

South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki said on Monday he was sceptical about Twitter being a great conveyor of reliable knowledge.

Mbeki said in response to a question after a speech to the University of Stellenbosch Business School he thought the social media tool was not appropriate for discussing knowledge meant for the betterment of society.

“I am sceptical about this notion of Twitter being that great conveyor instrument for the democratisation of knowledge,” Mbeki said at the start of the school's knowledge conference.

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Durex's sexist Twitter blunder by Bryony Whitehead

Durex's sexist Twitter blunder by Bryony Whitehead | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Durex South Africa made a sexist blunder on its Twitter account on Thursday that had a number of women's groups and other commentators up in arms.

The account "@DurexSA" had been tweeting jokes about sex during the day, but raised the ire of some South Africans with a number of questionable quips, including the following: "Why did God give men penises? So they'd have at least one way to shut a woman up" [sic].

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