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WhatsApp

Govt asks WhatsApp to set up local entity, grievance system in India

Union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said WhatsApp has assured the Indian government that it would develop tools to combat the...
Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Weeks after the Supreme Court terming its plan an attempt to ‘create a surveillance state’, Narendra Modi government said it has dropped its plans...
A Vietnamese bride poses for her wedding photos on Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang city, Vietnam, Reuters/UNI

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WhatsApp to set forwarding limit on messages to check spread of misinformation

WhatsApp to set forwarding limit on messages to check spread of misinformation

WhatsApp is testing a new feature to limit the spread of fake news and misinformation on the platform by setting a forwarding limit on...
Whatsapp Fake News

To fight Fake News WhatsApp rolls out ‘Forwarded’ label for messages; not enough, say...

As a first step to fight circulation of fake news, WhatsApp has started introducing a label to help users identify forwarded messages. Essentially, it...
WhatsApp

WhatsApp tries to fight India’s Fake News problem, takes out full page newspaper ads

Days after government apprised it of the violence sparked by rumours spread over its instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, which had promised to take what...
“Social media should be used responsibly”

“Social media should be used responsibly”

Panellists feel that rumour-mongers are thriving on the powerful medium and there should be strong check on negative campaigns With the penetration of smartphones in...
With spate of lynchings provoked by rumours, Govt asks WhatsApp to act

With spate of lynchings provoked by rumours, Govt asks WhatsApp to act

Responding to Government of India missive asking it to take urgent steps to contain the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages” through its platform,...
“Political will is needed to curb hateful social media posts”

“Political will is needed to curb hateful social media posts”

Panellists feel that there are both pros and cons to social media, and hate campaigns are thriving in the absence of clear laws  With growing...
US wants social media details of visa applicants to check history, ideological leanings

US wants social media details of visa applicants to check history, ideological leanings

The Trump administration wants all US visa applicants to furnish five years of their social media history, usernames, email addresses and phone numbers, for...
IAF Officer Allegedly Led Into Honey trap, Blackmailed Into Leaking Classified Information

IAF Officer Allegedly Led Into Honey trap, Blackmailed Into Leaking Classified Information

Indian Air Force intelligence wing has held an Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain posted at Air Headquarters in Delhi for allegedly being honey-trapped...
Randi Zuckerberg

Alaska Airlines suspends travel privilege for harassing Zuckerburg’s sister

In a swift move against a passenger allegedly involved in sexual harassment of Randi Zuckerburg, sister of Face book founder Mark Zuckerburg, the US...
Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

The woman, possibly a doctor, claimed her flight was delayed due to VIP movement at Imphal airport while she had to reach Patna to...
CSIR scientist in trouble for uploading photos of Jagannath Temple interiors on Facebook

CSIR scientist in trouble for uploading photos of Jagannath Temple interiors on Facebook

Devotees are prohibited by law from clicking pictures inside the shrine; judicial commission on reforms for the temple has sought a report on the...
Adityanath-Saffron-UP

After buses, bags, brochures Adityanath’s saffron campaign to cover boards on roads

While some may take a jaundiced view of the campaign, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath bashes on with his saffron spree regardless, now...
Day after WhatsApp outage, now Facebook’s Messenger goes down

Day after WhatsApp outage, now Facebook’s Messenger goes down

No official explanation was given by Facebook Inc. for the temporary outage of its messaging service; company said it was examining the cause of...

Deoband’s absurd fatwa: posting photos on social media un-Islamic

Darul Uloom Deoband, India’s largest Islamic seminary, says Muslims – men and women alike – should not post their pictures on social media sites An...
Facebook

FB issues new guidelines for content creators, prohibits inflammatory material

New standards and guidelines to help content creators ethically earn money through the social media network In a bid to stop fraudulent business practices as...
China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

Abhishek Kumar Many people around the world were left wondering as to what the honey loving bear ‘Winnie the Pooh’ did to irk the Chinese...
Chennai Super Kings

CSK back in IPL: fans, management celebrate return of yellow brigade

~Abhishek Kumar Much to the delight of fans, the ban imposed by Supreme Court on two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and the winner of...
FB BRASS PLEDGE NEW DEFENCE AGAINST TERROR

FB brass pledge new defence against terror

San Francisco: Facebook, Inc has said that it has 1.94 billion monthly active users worldwide and wants to be “a hostile place for terrorists.” Criticised by...
PM Modi

Modi turns to vox populi on demonetisation

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr For the first time in his two-and-a-half-years as prime minister, Narendra Modi—who has been using the social media, television and radio...

'Social Media' - 22 News Results

WhatsApp

Govt asks WhatsApp to set up local entity, grievance system in India

Union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said WhatsApp has assured the Indian government that it would develop tools to combat the...
Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Govt tells Supreme Court it has withdrawn social media communication hub

Weeks after the Supreme Court terming its plan an attempt to ‘create a surveillance state’, Narendra Modi government said it has dropped its plans...
A Vietnamese bride poses for her wedding photos on Gold Bridge on Ba Na hill near Danang city, Vietnam, Reuters/UNI

Day in Pictures

Image highlights from around the world
WhatsApp to set forwarding limit on messages to check spread of misinformation

WhatsApp to set forwarding limit on messages to check spread of misinformation

WhatsApp is testing a new feature to limit the spread of fake news and misinformation on the platform by setting a forwarding limit on...
Whatsapp Fake News

To fight Fake News WhatsApp rolls out ‘Forwarded’ label for messages; not enough, say...

As a first step to fight circulation of fake news, WhatsApp has started introducing a label to help users identify forwarded messages. Essentially, it...
WhatsApp

WhatsApp tries to fight India’s Fake News problem, takes out full page newspaper ads

Days after government apprised it of the violence sparked by rumours spread over its instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, which had promised to take what...
“Social media should be used responsibly”

“Social media should be used responsibly”

Panellists feel that rumour-mongers are thriving on the powerful medium and there should be strong check on negative campaigns With the penetration of smartphones in...
With spate of lynchings provoked by rumours, Govt asks WhatsApp to act

With spate of lynchings provoked by rumours, Govt asks WhatsApp to act

Responding to Government of India missive asking it to take urgent steps to contain the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages” through its platform,...
“Political will is needed to curb hateful social media posts”

“Political will is needed to curb hateful social media posts”

Panellists feel that there are both pros and cons to social media, and hate campaigns are thriving in the absence of clear laws  With growing...
US wants social media details of visa applicants to check history, ideological leanings

US wants social media details of visa applicants to check history, ideological leanings

The Trump administration wants all US visa applicants to furnish five years of their social media history, usernames, email addresses and phone numbers, for...
IAF Officer Allegedly Led Into Honey trap, Blackmailed Into Leaking Classified Information

IAF Officer Allegedly Led Into Honey trap, Blackmailed Into Leaking Classified Information

Indian Air Force intelligence wing has held an Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain posted at Air Headquarters in Delhi for allegedly being honey-trapped...
Randi Zuckerberg

Alaska Airlines suspends travel privilege for harassing Zuckerburg’s sister

In a swift move against a passenger allegedly involved in sexual harassment of Randi Zuckerburg, sister of Face book founder Mark Zuckerburg, the US...
Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

Woman passenger heckles Union minister KJ Alphons as VIP movement delays her flight

The woman, possibly a doctor, claimed her flight was delayed due to VIP movement at Imphal airport while she had to reach Patna to...
CSIR scientist in trouble for uploading photos of Jagannath Temple interiors on Facebook

CSIR scientist in trouble for uploading photos of Jagannath Temple interiors on Facebook

Devotees are prohibited by law from clicking pictures inside the shrine; judicial commission on reforms for the temple has sought a report on the...
Adityanath-Saffron-UP

After buses, bags, brochures Adityanath’s saffron campaign to cover boards on roads

While some may take a jaundiced view of the campaign, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath bashes on with his saffron spree regardless, now...
Day after WhatsApp outage, now Facebook’s Messenger goes down

Day after WhatsApp outage, now Facebook’s Messenger goes down

No official explanation was given by Facebook Inc. for the temporary outage of its messaging service; company said it was examining the cause of...

Deoband’s absurd fatwa: posting photos on social media un-Islamic

Darul Uloom Deoband, India’s largest Islamic seminary, says Muslims – men and women alike – should not post their pictures on social media sites An...
Facebook

FB issues new guidelines for content creators, prohibits inflammatory material

New standards and guidelines to help content creators ethically earn money through the social media network In a bid to stop fraudulent business practices as...
China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

Abhishek Kumar Many people around the world were left wondering as to what the honey loving bear ‘Winnie the Pooh’ did to irk the Chinese...
Chennai Super Kings

CSK back in IPL: fans, management celebrate return of yellow brigade

~Abhishek Kumar Much to the delight of fans, the ban imposed by Supreme Court on two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings and the winner of...
FB BRASS PLEDGE NEW DEFENCE AGAINST TERROR

FB brass pledge new defence against terror

San Francisco: Facebook, Inc has said that it has 1.94 billion monthly active users worldwide and wants to be “a hostile place for terrorists.” Criticised by...
PM Modi

Modi turns to vox populi on demonetisation

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr For the first time in his two-and-a-half-years as prime minister, Narendra Modi—who has been using the social media, television and radio...

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