#DataMustFall: Twitter users call for social media blackout


Twitter on Monday began testing "buy buttons" that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.

JOHANNESBURG - The struggle continues over high data costs.

Twitter users are calling for a social media blackout on Wednesday as a result.

They want the four major mobile networks cut their costs.

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But there seems to be different opinions, with others saying they won't heed to the call.

There have been many attempts to force mobile networks to cut data cost.

A popular DJ addressed Parliament's telecommunications and Postal Services Committee last year, calling for data to fall.

Right2Know Campaign has blamed Parliament for failing to stop the networks from profiteering.