Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Govt appellate panels to hear appeals of social media users

The Union government will set up appellate panels to redress the grievances the users may have against social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook on hosting contentious content following amendments to the new IT rules, the Delhi High Court...

Internet & social media platforms now potent toolkit of terrorists: EAM

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Saturday said the internet and social media platforms have turned into potent instruments in the toolkit of terrorists and militant groups for spreading propaganda, radicalisation, and conspiracy theories aimed at destabilising societies. The Minister...

Facebook losing its grip as ‘Top 10’ app in US: Report

Meta-owned Facebook has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the US App Store this year, says a new report. According to an analysis of iPhone App Store data, as younger consumers shift to newer...

Teen girls find it more difficult to give up social media than boys

Teen girls find it more difficult to quit social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube than teen boys, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center in the US. When asked about the idea of giving...

PM Narendra Modi changes his profile picture, urges people to put Tricolour on their social media accounts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday changed his profile picture and put 'Tricolour' on his social media pages; and also urged the people to put the flag on their accounts on social media platforms between August 2 to 15. In...

Instagram begins asking some users about their race, ethnicity

With an aim to better understand how different groups experience Instagram, the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform is beginning to ask some users about their race and ethnicity. The company said if they do not know people's race or ethnicity, they will...

Delhi man threatens women to post their morphed obscene pictures on Instagram, held

A 22-year-old man was arrested for creating fake Instagram profiles of several girls and threatening them to post their morphed obscene images if they do not make video calls to him, an official said Friday. The accused, identified as Kapil...

Netizens applaud woman who adds sex work as experience on LinkedIn

Netizens have applauded a woman who recently posted sex work as an experience on professional networking platform LinkedIn. US-based Arielle Egozi, with nearly 10,000 followers, was praised by internet users for her courage and breaking the taboo. Egozi shared that she...

Pakistan registers protest on India’s recent blocking of Twitter accounts

Pakistan has lodged a strong protest against Indias recent blocking of many of its official Twitter accounts, including handles of Pakistani diplomatic missions in various countries. The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned Indian Charge d'Affairs in Islamabad to hand over...

NPSC reacts to social media post

Nagaland Public Service Commission has sharply reacted to a report circulating on social media, which purportedly claims that certain candidates (three in number) have qualified for viva-voce without even appearing written examination.NPSC secretary John Tsulise Sangtam stated that while...