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Respect Indian Laws If You Want To Do Business: Govt Tells Twitter, FB

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday categorically said in the Rajya Sabha that action will be taken against Social Media platforms if fake news and violence is spread through it. “There is freedom of speech but Article 19A says that this is subject to reasonable restrictions,” said Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar […]

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FB, Twitter, Google threaten to suspend services in Pakistan

Islamabad: A coalition comprising digital media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter (among others) have spoken out against the new regulations approved by the Pakistani government for social media, threatening to suspend services in the country if the rules were not revised, it was reported. In a letter to Prime Minster Imran Khan earlier this month, […]

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Facebook COO Sandberg promises to weed out bad content

Menlo Park (California):  Grappling with the best and the worst of humanity, a quarterly transparency report from next year and content regulations are some of the steps listed by Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg to deal with major content concerns and privacy issues. Committed to weed out the “bad” content, Sheryl Sandberg said […]

FB investing in inclusive AI to curb harmful content

San Francisco: Facebook has announced long-term investments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to proactively detect content that violates its policies. “To help us catch more of this problematic content, we’re working to make sure our AI systems can understand content with as little supervision as possible,” Manohar Paluri from Facebook’s AI team said during […]

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Facebook to fund study on social media's role in democracy

San Francisco: Facebook has announced its first grants for independent research on social media’s impact on democracy that will investigate, among other things, the role of technology platforms in spread of misinformation. Social media platforms have come under intense scrutiny around the world ever since allegations surfaced of Russian-linked accounts trying to influence the 2016 US […]

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Facebook sues New Zealand firm for Instagram fraud

San Francisco: In order to “protect the integrity” of its platform, social networking giant Facebook has sued a New Zealand based fraud company that sold inauthentic likes, views and followers for Instagram posts and accounts for an undisclosed amount. Facebook estimates that the company, Social Media Series Limited, run by Arend Nollen, Leon Hedges and David […]

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Renamed fake accounts spreading political bias on FB

New Delhi: Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scrambles for solutions which are few and far between. The game on Facebook is different from other social […]

Here's why you spend spare time on Facebook

New York: Can’t help skimming through your Facebook timeline even as you take a break from work? You may just be wired to do so as the brain prepares us to be socially connected to other people even when we get some rest, says a new research. “The brain has a major system that seems […]