Fraud: Kano Emir disowns Instagram, Facebook, Twitter accounts

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has disowned social media accounts opened in his name. Sanusi said in a statement that on Friday in Kano that he never authorised any person or organisation to open to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf. The……

Facebook cracks down on 30,000 fake accounts in France

 Facebook is taking action against tens of thousands of fake accounts in France as the social network giant seeks to demonstrate it is doing more to halt the spread of spam as well as fake news, hoaxes and misinformation. The Silicon Valley-based company is under intense pressure as governments across Europe threaten new laws unless……

Facebook begins weeding out fake accounts

Social media giants, Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who…

Man slits daughter’s throat for spending time on Facebook [PHOTOS]

A 41-year-old man identified as Joi has been arrested in Phatthalung, Thailand for inflicting serious injuries on his 13-year-old daughter. The incident happened after argument ensued between Joi and his daughter over the amount of time she was spending on Facebook and other social media platforms. The suspect slit her throat and then locked her…

Facebook User Shares Photos Of All The Women He’s Had Sex With

A social media user sparked major outrage online after he took to his Facebook page to share photos of himself with all the ladies he had been with. The Ugandan man identified as Alex Baale Gattusso did not stop at sharing photos of his former lovers but blasted them all, stating their flaws. The move……

How teenagers allegedly raped girl they met on Facebook

Two teenagers, identified as Victor Ibeh and Tony Ezelioha, were on Monday, arraigned before an Ikeja magistrates court for alleged rape of 19- year-old girl. Ezelioha, 19, and Ibeh, 18, both of whom reside in Ayobo near Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State,were tried on a three-count charge bordering on assault and rape. The prosecutor,…

Scientists edge closer to creating artificial life

Despite ethical and safety concerns, researchers are getting closer to building life from scratch. In fact, scientists are hoping to synthesize a human genome in the next 10 years. Investors are putting huge amounts of money into research that may deliver novel drugs, materials and chemicals. Some of the projects were highlighted at a synthetic…

Tool to help users spot ‘fake news’ launched by Facebook

Social media giants Facebook has launched a tool to help its users spot fake news online. The recently launched resource will spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. Adam Mosseri, vice president of News Feed at Facebook, said he hopes people will become “more discerning consumers” of news. Read also: Factories…

Facebook founder, Zuckerberg moves to stop sharing of nude photos, videos without permission

Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on Wednesday launched a campaign against ‘revenge porn’. Revenge porn is any intimate photo shared without permission. According to the multi billionaire, this will prevent individuals from sharing nude, intimate photos without permission in order to keep people safe. Zuckerberg stated that ‘Revenge Porn’ on social media promotes cyberbullying, which…

Facebook, Instagram Makes Move Against Revenge Porn Sharing

The 21st century has moved mostly to the digital world and it is with this in mind that exes have devised several ways online to shame their former partners. The advent of photos and video sharing has made revenge plots against unsuspecting exes easier and delivering a harder blow on the victim of the social……