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Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

Come together to stop spread of suicide content, TikTok urges Facebook, Google, Snapchat, others

It is proposed that nine social media firms speedily identify violent, graphic content, including suicide, and swiftly notify the others.

22 Sep 2020 7:33 PM

Facebook launches information centres to get people to vote to make up for its role in 2016

Facebook is seeking to show that it is no longer a means of massive disinformation as it was ahead of major votes in 2016.

21 Sep 2020 5:55 PM

'Poisoned' Putin critic Navalny shares hospital photo of himself

Navalny’s spokeswoman said that once he has recovered, the Putin critic plans to return to Russia

16 Sep 2020 9:38 AM

Not enough to remove hate speech, social networks must archive evidence: Human Rights Watch

Online posts could also help document atrocities and abuses such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and police abuse in the United States.

10 Sep 2020 4:22 PM

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Pandemic opens global opportunity for maths teacher taking classes on Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp

Students watch Basirat Olamide Ajayi’s short math videos—no more than 5 minutes long—and respond to her questions.

07 Sep 2020 5:54 PM

Tech This Week | The UPI payments space is in for its biggest shift yet

Earlier this week, the Competition Commission of India dismissed an anti-trust case against WhatsApp Pay.

22 Aug 2020 2:45 PM

OnlyFans deserve to hear what Carbi B has to say about her life, rapper starts new social media account

The 27-year-old musician said she wants to share her personal experiences with her admirers.

16 Aug 2020 3:06 PM

Ban on social media use by defence personnel remains, Delhi High Court dismisses plea against it

The court said that if the government had assessed that social media enables espionage by enemy countries, it would not overturn the ban.

05 Aug 2020 7:42 PM

Debunking rumours of profiteering off the pandemic, Bill Gates wants to get the truth out

Fabricated news articles crafted by conspiracy theorists targeting Gates have gained traction online with hundreds of thousands of believers

24 Jul 2020 5:22 PM

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Disney cuts big chunk of ads on Facebook, Instagram

Disney, Facebook's biggest advertiser this year, joins hundreds of firms that paused spending on the social media platforms.

20 Jul 2020 1:56 PM

Can Instagram Reels be as big as TikTok was in India?

The Facebook product looms large in a space that Indian apps Chingari, Roposo, and Go Social are trying establish a foothold in.

08 Jul 2020 7:04 PM

TikTok influencers unfazed by ban, confident of gaining fame and money on other platforms too

They will bear the brunt of losing income for the sake of the nation, they say

01 Jul 2020 11:52 PM

Some professionals have more Instagram followers than movie stars, here's five of them

These 'influencers', who offer more than just pretty pictures, are the rage on the social media platform

27 Jun 2020 7:07 PM

Bois locker room: HC seeks response from Google, Facebook, Twitter on plea to remove content

The Bois Locker Room Instagram chat group of 17-18 year-old boys from affluent Delhi families was exposed discussing raping their classmates

19 May 2020 3:36 PM

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YouTube, WhatsApp abound with conspiracy theories accusing Bill Gates of starting the virus outbreak

In recent months, 5G networks and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros have also been blamed for creating COVID-19

18 May 2020 10:09 PM

Giphy, bought by Facebook, to be integrated into Instagram

The social-media giant has reportedly offered to keep more than 100 Giphy employees

15 May 2020 11:06 PM

Can't remain an Average Joe online, Biden's gotta go 'social' to beat Trump in the election

Strategists worry that Biden is dangerously behind Trump on key metrics across platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

12 May 2020 3:23 PM

No crowded shows, Milan Fashion Week will be live on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Weibo

Thousands of Chinese buyers and media are prevented from travelling to the shows, forcing the fashion chamber to offer digital alternatives.

07 May 2020 5:14 PM

Facebook's ‘Supreme Court’ of Nobel winner, former Guardian editor, former PM, others to rule on content

The oversight board is to make binding decisions on hate speech and misinformation, following free speech norms and preventing censorship.

07 May 2020 4:19 PM

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