Facebook-backed group launches misinformation adjudication panel in Australia

The Digital Industry Group Inc, which represents the Australian units of Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google and Twitter Inc, said its new misinformation oversight subcommittee showed the industry was…

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Facebook, Instagram stop working yet again; Twitterati open bag of memes

Several users of Facebook and Instagram started complaining about not being able to access the social media platforms yet again. The issue has happened again in less than four days

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Twitter appeals French court ruling on anti-hate speech

Twitter's France unit has been asked to give activists full access to all of its documents relating to its efforts to fight racism, sexism and other forms of hate speech

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What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn secure Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover

Human rights groups have voiced concerns that the Taliban could use online platforms to track Afghans' digital histories or social connections

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To comply with new rules, Twitter appoints grievance officer in India

To ensure compliance of new IT rules, Twitter Inc's India unit has appointed a resident grievance officer. It's website showed Vinay Prakash as the new grievance officer

 

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Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer in India

The Centre had said in its affidavit that Twitter Inc has failed to comply with India's new IT Rules, which could lead to its losing immunity conferred under the IT Act.

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Indian IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw warns Twitter, says 'law of land supreme'

The warning comes amid a tense relationship between Twitter and the government of India over new IT rules that make social media platforms more liable for third-party information; analysts believe…

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'Three real nice guys': Donald Trump to sue Facebook, Google and Twitter CEO

Trump has decided to sue Facebook and Twitter CEOs after the platforms suspended and banned his account following the January 06 riot

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DextroDiwas: India's PM Modi tweets birthday wishes for a citizen

The tweet by PM Modi soon became viral on the social media platform, Twitter, and some joked about declaring July 6 as 'DextroDiwas'

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Twitter will let you laugh soon with Facebook-like 'reactions'

Twitter is introducing Facebook-like "reactions" very soon, if all goes well. Read here to find out about Twitter's upcoming range of diverse features

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Gettr, social media app created by a former Trump aide, hacked

GETTR, a Twitter-style platform with posts and trending topics, describes itself as "a non-bias social network for individuals all over the world" via the Google and Apple app stores. 

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Donald Trump's team launches Twitter-like social media platform GETTR

As per public reaction, the content on GETTR has been promoting racism, sexual violence, homophobia and more

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Facebook, Google, TikTok & Twitter vow to stop online gender abuse

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit about one-third of the women have faced abuse online

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Delhi Police sends notice to Twitter over child pornography content

The Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Twitter for allegedly allowing access to child pornography on its platform following a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child…

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DextroDiwas: India's PM Modi tweets birthday wishes for a citizen

The tweet by PM Modi soon became viral on the social media platform, Twitter, and some joked about declaring July 6 as 'DextroDiwas'

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Twitter will let you laugh soon with Facebook-like 'reactions'

Twitter is introducing Facebook-like "reactions" very soon, if all goes well. Read here to find out about Twitter's upcoming range of diverse features

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Gettr, social media app created by a former Trump aide, hacked

GETTR, a Twitter-style platform with posts and trending topics, describes itself as "a non-bias social network for individuals all over the world" via the Google and Apple app stores. 

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Donald Trump's team launches Twitter-like social media platform GETTR

As per public reaction, the content on GETTR has been promoting racism, sexual violence, homophobia and more

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Facebook, Google, TikTok & Twitter vow to stop online gender abuse

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit about one-third of the women have faced abuse online

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Delhi Police sends notice to Twitter over child pornography content

The Delhi Police had registered an FIR against Twitter for allegedly allowing access to child pornography on its platform following a complaint by the National Commission for Protection of Child…

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Social Media Day: History, significance and all you need to know

Social media is a worldwide network that serves as a medium to connect and communicate at not only national but global level too

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'Where is freedom of press?': Nigeria's media fears restrictions after Twitter ban

If voted in, a new amendment will penalise and put journalists behind bars for three years under the new Nigerian Press Council Act

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Twitter's interim grievance officer for India quits days after appointment

Twitter no longer holds the status of an intermediary platform in India for not complying with the new guidelines

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India's IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lambasts Twitter for briefly denying access to account

Hitting out at Twitter, Prasad in a series of posts on another social media platform Koo said that Twitter's action is in gross violation of IT rules, as the platform had failed to give prior…

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'Breach of right to express': Activists claim court restrains Nigeria from prosecuting Twitter users

Twitter was banned from Nigeria a few days after it suspended President Muhammadu Buhari’s account following an 'abusive' civil war tweet

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'Ticketed Spaces': All you need to know about Twitter's new content monetisation features

The company began accepting applications from Twitter users in the US who are trying to earn money through “Ticketed Spaces” or “Super Follows”. But what are the provisions of these features? Find…

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Negative political posts on social media get more traction than positive ones, study claims

A new study sheds light on how our interactions on social media shape viral content

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Nigeria demands social media firms get local licence

The move comes amidst what critics say is a broader crackdown on freedom of expression in Africa's most populous country

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'Everyone should ban them': Trump hails Nigeria's Twitter ban

Trump's hatred for the platforms is a result of him being banned from Twitter and Facebook due to his role in the US Capitol riots

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'Unpatriotic': Nigeria government orders media houses to stop using Twitter

This order has come a few days after the Nigerian government suspended Twitter from the country ‘indefinitely’ after the platform suspended President Muhammadu Buhari’s account following an '…

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Indian govt issues 'one last notice' to Twitter to comply with IT rules

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said that Twitter's refusal to comply with the rules demonstrated the microblogging site's 'lack of commitment and efforts towards…

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Twitter removes and then restores blue tick on Vice Prez Naidu's personal account

Officials of the Vice President Secretariat said the personal Twitter handle of Naidu @MVenkaiahNaidu was inactive for a long time and the Twitter algorithm removed the blue badge

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Nigeria bans Twitter 'indefinitely' after Muhammadu Buhari's account suspension

The Nigerian government claimed Twitter was banned as it was being misused for activities that were 'capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence'

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Twitter testing ads on Fleets to catch up to Snap, Facebook

The social media company previously said it set a goal of doubling its annual revenue by 2023 from last year`s levels, which it plans to achieve in part by selling ads on more parts of its site…

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Twitter debuts new ad features, revamped algorithm ahead of ecommerce push

The new features come as Twitter is pushing to grow its performance advertising business, a strategy that aims to quickly generate sales, and constituted just 15 per cent of Twitter's business…

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Facebook-backed group launches misinformation adjudication panel in Australia

The Digital Industry Group Inc, which represents the Australian units of Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google and Twitter Inc, said its new misinformation oversight subcommittee showed the industry was…

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Facebook, Instagram stop working yet again; Twitterati open bag of memes

Several users of Facebook and Instagram started complaining about not being able to access the social media platforms yet again. The issue has happened again in less than four days

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Twitter appeals French court ruling on anti-hate speech

Twitter's France unit has been asked to give activists full access to all of its documents relating to its efforts to fight racism, sexism and other forms of hate speech

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What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn secure Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover

Human rights groups have voiced concerns that the Taliban could use online platforms to track Afghans' digital histories or social connections

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What are social media giants doing to curb Taliban amid Afghanistan crisis?

The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to be terrorists by some world governments.

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Twitter announces new feature to allow users flag 'misleading' content

It comes after Twitter announced its 'one-size-fits-all' approach that is facing massive backlash from its users

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Twitter ban to be lifted soon in Nigeria, claims minister

The Nigerian government had decided to ban social media platform in the country two days after Twitter removed the Nigerian president's '…

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Cricket - Twitter removes blue verified badge from MS Dhoni's account; netizens fume

Several netizens reacted to this news and questioned Twitter on it. 

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Twitter set to test 'shop' feature for select brands

The shop feature will be enabled only for a handful of brands in the United States, and will slowly expand the feature on pages of other brands

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Anti-terror organisation set up by tech firms to compile database of right-wing militias

Until now, the GIFCT was focused on visuals, largely videos and images from terrorism groups on a United Nations list. It had consisted of content from Islamist extremist organisations like…

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This is how social media giants are feeding dangerous content to children

A new report reveals how social media platforms expose children to inappropriate content regarding unrealistic body types, dieting, self-harm and suicide. WION explains how companies deliver…

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Real-life waterfall? Twitter laughs after Islamabad airport's false ceiling collapses again

With heavy rainfall came down Islamabad International Airport's false ceiling. However, turns out, this is not the first time such a downfall has taken place. Twitter reactions tell the tale

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Invite-only app Clubhouse launches direct messages feature 'Backchannel'

Clubhouse said that Backchannel has both group chat and an optional second inbox for message requests

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To comply with new rules, Twitter appoints grievance officer in India

To ensure compliance of new IT rules, Twitter Inc's India unit has appointed a resident grievance officer. It's website showed Vinay Prakash as the new grievance officer

 

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Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer in India

The Centre had said in its affidavit that Twitter Inc has failed to comply with India's new IT Rules, which could lead to its losing immunity conferred under the IT Act.

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Indian IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw warns Twitter, says 'law of land supreme'

The warning comes amid a tense relationship between Twitter and the government of India over new IT rules that make social media platforms more liable for third-party information; analysts believe…

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'Three real nice guys': Donald Trump to sue Facebook, Google and Twitter CEO

Trump has decided to sue Facebook and Twitter CEOs after the platforms suspended and banned his account following the January 06 riot

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