Social media to join hands to fight fake news, hate speech
The proposed alliance — to be named the Information Trust Alliance (ITA) — will be a grouping of digital platforms and publishers, fact checkers, civil society and academia that will aim to control the spread of harmful content, including fake news and hate speech. So far, discussions have taken place among Facebook, Google, Twitter, Byte-Dance, ShareChat and YY Inc.
Thalaiva ‘in the wild’: Bear Grylls shares first look of Rajinikanth’s TV debut, sets social media ablaze
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Miscreants instigating people by misusing social media through VPN: IG Kashmir
Inspector General of Police of Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar inform...
‘UPI Chalega’ campaign to cast the net wider
The UPI, which is a real time fund transfer interface, has significantly scaled since its launch in August 2016 when 92,000 transactions worth Rs 3.1 crore were processed on the NPCI operated platform to over 1.3 billion transactions worth Rs 2.16 trillion in January 2020.
Pakistan's government approves new social media rules, opponents cry foul
Under regulations that were approved by the cabinet late last month but were not immediately made public, social media companies will be obliged to help law enforcement agencies access data and to remove online content deemed unlawful. Companies that do not comply with the rules risk being blocked online, according to a copy of the regulations seen by Reuters.
400 million social media users are set to lose their anonymity in India
The advent of new rules for social media applications - like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp - could spell the end for privacy in the Indian internet space. Despite push back from major internet companies, the Indian government is all set to go ahead with the new regulations. The rules are a bid to quell the spread of fake news and trace anti-social elements in the Indian internet ecosystem faster.
Ratan Tata’s Insta family hits a million, biz tycoon hails networking in the age of social media
Tata feels that the quality of connections made is priceless.
No proposal to link social media users' profiles with Aadhaar: Govt
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child pornography, is a "serious menace" and measures are being taken to curb it. According to him, the government has taken several steps to keep a check on the spread of fake news, pornographic and anti-national content via social media platforms.
New clause added to IT Act: Onus of content not generated by users on social media platforms
‘Safe harbour protection’ only if intermediaries facilitate and not modify such content, including ads
Tax social media giants, ecommerce companies: Swadeshi Jagran Manch
SJM’s ‘protectionist’ recommendation comes at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and commerce minister Piyush Goyal have been making statements in tune with the Manch’s stand ––exhorting citizens to buy more Indian goods than foreign ones, to boost the Indian economy.
"We r hiring, pls DM CV, pic": From Travis Kalanick to Kunal Shah, when bosses took headhunting to Twitter
Founders are increasingly taking to the microblogging site to seek out eligible candidates.
Revised IT intermediary rules in 2 weeks after law ministry's nod
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) will seek the law ministry's views on the validity of the provisions in the draft document before notifying the rules, govt officials said. MeitY wants to make sure that the provisions in the draft do not overshoot the due diligence requirement under the larger IT Act.
Big social media companies may be asked to maintain database of active mobile number of users
The Information Technology (IT) ministry has proposed that significant social media companies should maintain a database of active mobile numbers of all their users for verification purpose under a revised set of rules, according to a source.
Agencies may need court order to trace social media messages
Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.
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