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What Does Facebook’s Plan to Hire Journos Mean for Media Industry? August 22, 2019 10:44

The social media giant Facebook’s plan to recruit professional journalists rather solely depending on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, according to analysts.On…

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Twitter Suspends 200 Pakistan Accounts After Anti-India Tweets August 20, 2019 13:27

Twitter said to have suspended 200 accounts in Pakistan after anti-India tweets started emerging from the country which was objected by the authorities in India. The Pakistan government has specified to the microblogging site that…

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Facebook to Ban Ads That Urge People Not to Vote in 2020 U.S. Presidential Election July 02, 2019 04:41

Ahead of the 2020 United States Presidential elections, Facebook is gearing up to ban advertisements on its platform that urge people not to vote, according to its annual civil rights audit released on Sunday.The move…

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37% of Hate Speech, Misinformation on Facebook Is Islamophobic June 11, 2019 12:58

The highest proportion of hate speech - 37 percent - on Facebook India is linked to Islamophobia, an analysis of hate speech and disinformation on the social media giant by a South Asian American human…

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Youngsters Are Now Ditching Social Media Apps for All the Weighty Reasons June 08, 2019 07:06

Despite India emerging as the largest open internet market in the world, a growing number of youngsters are deleting their social media accounts and shying away from installing these apps on their smartphones. Indians downloaded…

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Malaysia Teen Commits Suicide after 69% of Followers in an Instagram Poll Voted for Her to Die May 15, 2019 11:54

Social media is having adverse effects especially on teenagers today and an incident in Malaysia is proof that social media platforms in one way are a bane. A Malaysian teenager apparently suffering from depression went…

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Narendra Modi Second Most Followed Politician Globally May 07, 2019 11:39

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has become the second most-followed politician in the world with a social media audience of 110,912,648 million on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, a study by online visibility…

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Trump Attacks Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Extremist Figures May 06, 2019 10:57

After Facebook banned a number of extremist figures in a bid to remove people and groups promoting objectionable material such as hate, racism, and anti-Semitism, President Donald Trump criticized social media companies declaring that he…

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Facebook to Have More Dead Users Than Alive by 2070: Study April 29, 2019 10:41

A recent study has found that in the coming 50 years, the accounts of dead people on Facebook will outnumber the accounts of living. Published in the Journal ‘Big Data and Society’, the study predicts…

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Indians Spend 17 Hours Per Week on Social Media, Highest in the World April 17, 2019 10:15

India is overcoming every country in internet adoption trends and has secured a new record of spending the highest amount of time on social media in the world. As per McKinsey's latest report on Indian…

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Narendra Modi Is Most Followed World Leader on Facebook, Donald Trump on Second Place April 13, 2019 09:01

Anyone who keeps an eye on Indian politicians and their social media regime would probably know Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s following on social media platforms. Burson Cohn & Wolfe, the global communications agency…

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Instagram to Demote Morally and Sexually Vague Content on Its App April 12, 2019 10:35

Instagram, Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, on Wednesday announced that is going to demote morally and sexually vague content including video snippets, memes, and pictures. "We have begun reducing the spread of posts that are inappropriate but…

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