Social Media

Scientists develop web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook, Twitter

Scientists have developed a web-based tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter...

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Netflix to introduce new tariffs for India

International over-the-top service provider Netflix has decided to review its existing tariff model in order to lure the potential video customers in India...

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Twitter bids adieu to story feature

Microblogging site Twitter has decided to shut down its feature Twitter Moments...

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Twitter introduces data-saving feature

Social media giant Twitter has incorporated a new feature which will help users to reduce excessive data consumption...

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Netflix tops in global bandwidth consumption

After the emergence of internet-based social media or digital media, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime YouTube has refined the pattern of content consumption globally...

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Social Media giants Twitter and Facebook assures EC to help in keeping a check on fake news during polls

Internet major Google and social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which effects the purity of polls during campaign period. ..

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Facebook reports major security breach, 50 million users exposed by unknown attackers

Facebook has reported a major security breach in which accounts of 50 million users were accessed by unknown attackers. The attackers stole digital keys, called access tokens; the company uses to keep people logged in...

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WCD Ministry issues advisory on Momo Challenge; chalks out guidelines for parents to protect children

With the recent Momo Challenge getting popular among children, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued an advisory on the deadly online game Momo challenge, asking parents to monitor social media activity of their children to ensure that they are not engaging in the dangerous game. ..

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Shashi Tharoor to star in web series based on ‘Why I am a Hindu’

Award-winning filmmaker Sheetal Vinod Talwar has teamed up with veteran Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. The producer will bring Shashi Tharoor’s critically acclaimed book ‘Why I am a Hindu’ into a web series...

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Keep your children away from this killer game! Centre issues advisory on trending MOMO Challenge

Recently, the Blue Whale game had provoked many young minds to commit suicide and just like this game other game called the MOMO challenge which is in top trending. To prevent it, the Cyber Crime Division on Monday evening issued an advisory on life threatening game Momo challenge. And warned news channels not to report false news regarding the game and connect any deaths or suicides to it without verification...

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‘Curious case of UIDAI Number in Your Phone’: Don’t fall prey to Aadhaar maligning agendas till 2019 polls

Aadhaar is one of the issues that have divided the political spectrum. Generally, it is observed that, political parties, when they are in power, support Aadhaar and oppose it when they are in the opposition. ..

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Whatsapp to limit forwarding messages to 5 chats in India

WhatsApp will now have a limit for forwarding messages. This social media company informed on Thursday that he will soon set the limits for forwarding messages on his platform. This decision comes after the warning given by our government...

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Whatsapp gets warning: Check fake news or face legal consequences

WhatsApp saw the red eye of our government because it got another notice asking it to come out with effective solutions to curb the menace of fake news on Thursday...

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Facebook to remove bogus posts which sparks violence

Social media giant Facebook has said that it will remove bogus posts which are likely to spark violence. ..

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YouTube introduces Copyright Match tool to curtail stolen videos

In order to keep a tap on reported video thefts, video-sharing and streaming giant YouTube has introduced a new security feature called Copyright Match tool...

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Inspiring millions! PM Modi becomes 2nd “Most Influential Leader” on Twitter, EAM Sushma Swaraj among top 10

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly said, “Once we decide we have to do something, we can go miles ahead.” Standing stern by his words the leader has been one of the favorites compelling to base relations and make the country proud. Winning hearts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the 2nd most influential leader after Donald Trump on the micro-blogging site Twitter according to a global communication study...

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Netflix to present new series on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

International streaming giant Netflix is all set to launch a special series on Salman Rushdie's famous novel Midnight's Children...

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Resolution on #SocialMediaDay: Becoming a responsible user than a pouty, chatterbox or rumor broadcaster

Social Media is something that if you use responsibly then it’s one the best thing But if used irresponsibly you end up in the cobweb of trolls, a vicious circle of negativity and ultimately leave yourself isolated as it has pros and cons too. Today on the ‘Social Media Day’ let us make a resolution to use it for something benefits rather than a deficit...

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Twitter India launches #VanakkamTwitter, invites Kamal Hassan for live interaction

Social media giant Twitter is all set to host the first #VanakkamTwitter live interactive session. Twitter India’s official handle today shared the poster of the much anticipated digital conference where veteran Tamil actor Kamal Hassan will participate in Twitter live...

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Barkha Dutt’s ‘death-threat tweet’ gaining huge support from Pakistan

Barkha Dutt, a Known journalist on Thursday came out with the shocking revelation saying she and her family was threatened by some ‘powerful people’ in the establishment. Notably, there are many journalists who are murdered or killed due to various reasons including the pattern of their reporting, political influence etc. Likewise, there are thousands of Indian journalists who get death-threat every now and then. ..

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India seeks explanation from Facebook over reports of data sharing without explicit consent

The Indian Government has sought an explanation from social media company Facebook over reports of data sharing without explicit consent. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked for a detailed factual report from the Facebook by 20th of this month...

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Twitter India shares special emoji for Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala

Social networking giant Twitter today launched the special multilingual emoji for Superstar Rajinikanth’s much anticipated social drama Kaala. Twitter’s India handle officially released the Kaala emoji. The emoji is available in all four Languages where fans can use hashtag #காலா, #కాలా or #कालाकरिकालन to see the intense emoji of Kaala...

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#SarkaraBadalisiBJPGellisi VS #CongressForNavaKarnataka: The hashtag battleground

The scenes from Karnataka in this hottest summer are no less than a battlefield where the BJP and the Congress are battling in a fight to the finish. People of Karnataka are participating and the entire nation is witnessing in an election process will be held in Karnataka on 12 May 2018 in 223 constituencies out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The two main opposition parties, Bharatiya Janata Party with currently 42 seats in hands and Janta Dal (S) with 29 seats and other parties will ..

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Twitter to guard your account: Urges to change the passwords

Social networking platform Twitter has urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords, which were unintentionally unmasked internally by a software bug...

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One leader of million voices: PM Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook

Voila! Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook! No wonder our PM Modi rocks on the global platform due to his dedication and active presence fulfilling the responsibility given to him. India is proud of you, Congratulations! ..

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Bidding bye to Instagram? Don’t worry, you can now download and save all your data at once

Ever thought of leaving Instagram? But what about those beautiful pictures you uploaded on your account? Of course, it will hurt more to leave them back! Don’t worry, you can now download and save all your data at once, which includes all your photos if you so desire. That’s a lot better than saving them one at a time!..

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1.2 million Terrorist accounts suspended by Twitter since Aug 2015

According to the 12th biannual Twitter transparency report, it has removed 1.2 million accounts for promoting terrorism since August 2015. Reportedly, 74% Twitter accounts were banned before making their first tweet...

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Just a tweet and UP Police swift action puts drunkards in train behind the bars

We have heard this thing many times in Bollywood films “kanoon ke haath bade lambe hote hain” but in this world of technology, social media has changed this thing. It has proved as a helping hand to the ‘lambe haath’ of ‘kanoon.’ Just a tweet has created something which astonished everyone. A man travelling by a passenger train made to arrest four men as they were drinking alcohol in the train...

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Centre sends notice to Cambridge Analytica asking Name clients and source of data

A notice has been issued to UK-based Cambridge Analytica, asking it to give a list of clients and the source of data it had collected. The notice came after reports that political parties had used the data analytics firm during elections...

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Twitter Blue ticks will soon be open to everyone

Twitter may soon allow any user to sport the signature blue badge that already shows up on the accounts of many celebrities, athletes and public figures...

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Click on WhatsApp’s new update to accept and send payments

‘WhatsApp’ is always assumed as an application which is used for chatting or as a timepass tool. But this, not the real side of the social media app it can do many things which we have not even thought about like many WhatsApp groups carry out social activities, welfare for society, it is also a tool to spread knowledge and important news and documents. Now the company has added a cherry on the cake that is a new version which can be used for sending payments also...

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Maharashtra roots in ‘MahaMitra’ for youths to encourage the healthy use of social media for development

While ‘Digital’ rocket is digging in the corners of India, Maharashtra takes this responsibility on its shoulders. Maharashtra has started an initiative to connect with youth on social media- initiative called as “MahaMitra”. Maharashtra government has started this initiative with an aim to encourage youngsters for coming forward and sharing their success stories and felicitating those working for a good cause as ‘social media leaders’...

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This example wipeouts the image of Social Media; can be used for developmental causes too

Whatsapp, a social media app, is basically considered that it is only for doing funny chats, sending forwards, or to spread rumors and fake news. But this is the only one side of the coin, WhatsApp can create many such things that we can’t even imagine. A WhatsApp group in Togo gathered nearly 7000 women and 300 men for reforestation in the region...

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New Year Bonanza! Facebook to support new start-up businesses in India

There’s good news in this new year. The social media is connecting with India’s start-up campaigns. Yes, the social media Facebook has decided to invest in India’s start-up campaign in 2018. This is to foster future job opportunities for the young generation under the Start-up campaign. ..

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Police nabs youth for abusing Parvathy on Social media

Taking a serious note of online abuses against actress Parvathy, police administration on Wednesday booked a 23-year-old youth for threatening award-winning actress. ..

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Parvathy reacts strongly against trolls, reports cyber cell

Veteran Actress Parvathy, known for her blunt remarks has finally taken a legal recourse against the alleged online hate campaign on various social media platforms. The Malayalam actress came under the fire over her comments on Mammootty starrer 'Kasaba'...

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Now don’t get scared if your profile image gets use because Facebook will notify you

Facebook – a social giant which is the vast platform where millions interact! But this giant holds several privacy concerns. One of them is illegal use of pictures and creating fake accounts. To counteract this issue Facebook has launched facial recognition features which will let people notify if their profile image is getting used by someone else...

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Netflix slams Republican-led Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality

Criticising the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission’s latest move on Net Neutrality, International streaming platform Netflix said that the enforcement of FCC order would be a setback for the emerging era of innovation...

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Conversation gets lively: Facebook Messenger records 17 billion real time video chats

Facebook Messenger records 17 billion real time video chats. No wonder Facebook still rules the social media by bringing new updates for users simultaneously entertaining them. This year video chat took a leap forward with Facebook Messenger recording 17 billion realtime video chats - two times as many video chat sessions in 2017 compared to 2016, the company said...

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10,000 people to save YouTube from not allowing abusive content on site

In order to monitor and control violent and abusive content, YouTube set to hire 10,000 people. In an announcement, YouTube said that it will hire 10,000 people to monitor and control violent extremism on the popular video streaming platform, along with curbing content that endangers children...

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Don’t react to every social media post: Deepika Padukone

Enrolling fans with her cute Telugu speech, gorgeous actress Deepika Padukone thanked millions of fans for their love and Support on social media...

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The hard work of our media shapes national as well as global discourse: PM Modi

“I appreciate the hard work of our media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi while greeting to media persons on the occasion of National Press Day...

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Confused about ‘Career’! Hit the new LinkedIn’s ‘Career Advice’ feature for guidance

LinkedIn- a professional networking platform rolled out new feature ‘Career Advice’ with an aim to help over 45 million members of India seek professional guidance from experienced mentors. Piloted in Bengaluru, the move is aimed at addressing the current mentorship gap in India. ..

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