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Ahead of polls, Singapore government uses misinformation law to rein in opposition parties

Under the law, ministers can order social media sites to put warnings next to posts the government considers false and order pages blocked.

03 Jul 2020 5:10 PM

Gas tank blast rocks Iran's capital, no casualties: ministry

A number of social media users reported seeing an orange light in the east of Tehran as the tank blew up around midnight

26 Jun 2020 12:19 PM

Telangana High Court to Twitter, state and Centre: Why Islamophobic posts not yet removed?

The court posted the matter on July 20 for hearing.

23 Jun 2020 1:42 PM

Won't promote those who support racism, violence, injustice: Snapchat takes Trump off recommendations

It could hit the President’s election campaign among Gen Z on the platform where within eight months he had gained 1.5 million subscribers.

04 Jun 2020 5:00 PM

#BlackOutTuesday draws criticism for drowning out protest calls in US

The hashtag became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands posted black screenshots to signal support for racial justice

03 Jun 2020 11:10 AM

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Indian Army rejects viral video showing Indian, Chinese soldiers face-off in Ladakh

The undated video purportedly shows clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh

31 May 2020 5:00 PM

Trump signs order seeking to strip social media freedom

The move comes a day after Twitter labelled two of his tweets with fact-check notices, calling them misleading

29 May 2020 8:39 AM

Trump to exercise the might of his presidential powers on Twitter for daring to fact-check his tweets

He is working on signing an executive order to make the companies liable for content on their platforms but it may not pass Congress' muster

28 May 2020 10:43 PM

Always-on-Twitter Trump threatens on Twitter to shut down Twitter!

The latest of the president's rants came after the platform flagged two of his tweets as unsubstantiated.

27 May 2020 6:06 PM

Indiabulls sacks nearly 2,000 employees

Some employees of the company have claimed that they received a transfer order as they have not submitted their resignation

22 May 2020 1:14 PM

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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

Banks get on social media to brighten up the lockdown with customer engagement activities

HDFC started The Art Project to give customers a #BreakFromBoredom while PNB started a Mother's Day contest

10 May 2020 7:47 PM

Stay safe and go back to the newspaper this pandemic

We did not need a global pandemic to realise how big a challenge misinformation is, but it helps.

27 Apr 2020 3:07 PM

Kareem Elmashad is Ready to Takeover the World With ‘I am Dubai’

The mobile app ‘I am Dubai’ collaborates with the finest dining restaurants

21 Apr 2020 1:39 PM

Vaibhav Choudhary: Expanding horizons with his ideas as a social media influencer

He decided to go against the waves and create a journey all by himself

18 Apr 2020 5:33 PM

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Coping with the lockdown, positively

Though being housebound, living in a curfew like situation, can get to be frustrating, people aren’t complaining

08 Apr 2020 10:58 AM

Assam MLA arrested for controversial social media posts on Covid-19

Cops haul up legislator for circulating inflammatory posts describing quarantine camps as worse than detention camps

07 Apr 2020 1:07 PM

Take these 10 essential precautions if you're working from home

As the 21-day lockdown begins, here are tips to ensure your company’s data is protected and your work remains as professional as in office

25 Mar 2020 3:43 PM

Threat to data privacy as US bill targets encryption to curb child sex abuse online

Digital rights activists argue that the bill is an indirect way to weaken online encryption in the name of better law enforcement access.

08 Mar 2020 4:40 PM

No more than a trick to sidetrack, chill riot flak

As the PM himself on Tuesday confirmed, he would leave social media only for a day.

04 Mar 2020 2:52 AM

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