"No social media platform or any other intermediary can destroy our democracy," Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, told the Rajya Sabha.
Twitter, which witnessed a police raid on its offices in Delhi and Gurugram early this week related to the alleged Congress toolkit controversy, said that it reaffirms that Twitter continues to accept grievances from users and law enforcement via its existing grievance redressal channel available under the new IT Rules.
New Delhi: The government on Thursday announced new rules to curb misuse of social media platforms, as it mandated firms to appoint grievance officer, disclose the first originator of the mischievous information and remove, within 24 hours, content depicting nudity or morphed pictures of women. Concerns have been raised about rampant abuse of social media […]
New Delhi: The moment after the “bahikhaata” Union Budget was presented on Friday, people took to social media platforms that erupted with angry and perplexed reactions. “Your folder is sanskaari, symbolising ‘departure from slavery of western thought’, but your aspirations are 3 trillion ‘US DOLLARS’ economy, huh hypocrite!” tweeted a user. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman […]
San Francisco: Radicalisation in the digital era is not new, but now one of Twitter’s key executives has said that there’s “no doubt” that social media content, in some cases, contributes to radicalisation. Vijaya Gadde, Legal, Public Policy & Trust and Safety Lead at Twitter, said the organisation has policies in place to combat such […]
New Delhi: The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday. Of the total paid news cases, 57 were registered in the seventh phase of voting, one […]
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 […]
Ever you imagine a day without social media! Many argue, social media is a great platform in today’s technology-driven world which allows everyone to stay connected. Certainly, different social media networks have brought a bouquet of benefits. But beware! While embracing the benefits, we tend to ignore its drawbacks. Nowadays, people get stuck to the […]
New Delhi: Social media intermediaries and the internet and mobile association Tuesday told the Election Commission that they would come up with a draft ‘code of ethics’ for the industry in the next 24 hours as part of a mechanism to prevent abuse of social media platforms during the Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11. […]
San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users. In a post on Friday, Zuckerberg said that Facebook started on […]