Category Archives: Social Media

The lessons children should be taught when it comes to social media

The conventional code of polite behaviour has undergone a modern makeover, with the introduction of “social media etiquette” to help combat the rise of “online verbal abuse and bullying”. Social media presenter Aziz Al-Sa’afin spoke to Duncan Garner. Watch the video.  [“source=forbes]

Social media sadness can be avoided

A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology would seem to confirm what common sense and conventional wisdom have already told us: social media is making us sadder. The study, titled No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression, studied the effect of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat usage on the levels of… Read More »

Delhi Residents Can Soon File Pollution Complaints On Social Media

Citizens in Delhi-NCR will soon be able to lodge complaints about pollution on social media as the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to “immediately” create an account for this issue. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur passed this direction after advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as an amicus curiae,… Read More »

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

New WhatsApp feature will only let admins to chat in a group

WhatsApp is giving more power to admins of group chats to better the experience. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has now introduced a new group feature where only admins will be able to send messages to a group. “One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit… Read More »

Facebook Stock Price Hits All-Time High Despite Controversies

Despite the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandaland a couple of users’ privacy issues owing to internal bugs, Facebook stock closed at an all-time record high of $203.23 (roughly Rs. 14,000) on Friday. Investors are loving the social network more than ever that saw its stocks dipping earlier in 2018 when it was under an intense probe over data breach from the… Read More »

Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than doubled since October,… Read More »

Google+ New Favourite of Extremist Groups: Report

With social media sites like Facebook and Twitter coming down heavily on people sharing violent content, extremist groups appear to be migrating to Google+ to popularise their propaganda, the media reported. According to a report in The Independent on Saturday, Google acknowledged the issue by saying it had “more to do” in order to properly address it and had put dedicated teams in place to do… Read More »

Facebook Partners With NCW for Digital Literacy for Women

Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. “We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That’s why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space for women to communicate and… Read More »