Social Media

Social Media Companies Are Banning Extremists. Others Are Getting Caught in the Crossfire.

May 18, 2019

I find few issues more ethically perplexing than censorship. Not censorship by the government—the Founding Fathers (or First Daddies, if you prefer) made that one pretty easy for us. Legally, constitutionally, morally, the government cannot abridge the freedom of speech. If you want to stand in the town square shouting your grandma’s chicken soup recipes […]

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Want to Be the Queen’s Social Media Manager? She’s Hiring.

May 17, 2019

That old adage that even the queen puts her shoes on one at a time is meant to make us feel like we’re all relatable on some level. But, c’mon, the queen is the freaking queen. What could she possibly have in common with us plebs? Well, for one, she’s all about racking up those likes and […]

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Pakistan’s ISI Snoops On Its Own Citizens In Bid To Control Social Media

May 11, 2019

Pakistan’s military and spy agency ISI began targetting citizens on social media since June 2018 ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan’s government and its spy agency ISI have started snooping on its own people. Threats, arrests, blocked accounts and restricted posts — Big Brother is watching more closely than ever across Pakistan, as authorities accelerate efforts to censor social […]

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Social media platforms present voluntary code of ethics

March 23, 2019

Platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter would act against paid advertisements that violate the Election Commission norms, the IAMAI said.  Image for representation The ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019’ was presented by social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to the Election Commission (EC) and came […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Put All Your Focus on Only One Social Media Network

March 17, 2019

It happens here and there – Facebook goes down, Instagram goes down, then everyone runs to Twitter to figure out what the heck is going on. Last week, we experienced this again, with both Instagram and Facebook going down for 10+ hours, and sparking panic among many brands and influencers who now rely on these platforms […]

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Why a social media post can get you fired

February 23, 2019

MBOMBELA – The dismissal of employees based on their online behavior has become a hot topic of discussion in South Africa. Many companies have introduced social media law policies that draw a line between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Some employees have burnt their fingers and ended job jobless after failing to bite their tongues (or restrain their […]

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Kashmiri student arrested in Dehradun for comments on Pulwama attack

February 17, 2019

Protesters raise slogans during a protest against Pulwama terror attack in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI) A Kashmiri student was arrested in Dehradun on Saturday for allegedly posting “insulting and provocative” comments against the armed forces personnel following the Pulwama attack. A case has been registered against him for trying to incite animosity between communities by […]

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Kashmiri students suspended, booked for ‘comments against’ CRPF

February 17, 2019

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Friday suspended an undergraduate student from Kashmir for allegedly lauding a terrorist outfit in a social media post after the terror strike in Pulwama in which 44 CRPF personnel were killed.(HT Photo) A student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was booked and later suspended, and two students of private institutes […]

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Sonam Kapoor changes name on social media, calls herself lucky charm of Indian cricket team. See here

February 17, 2019

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja attends the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards 2019, in Mumbai, Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019.(PTI) Actor Sonam Kapoor has changed her name on social media. No, it has nothing to do with her being married but is inspired by a line in her next film, The Zoya Factor. The actor had already added her […]

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Government plans social media checks 48 hours before voting

February 17, 2019

The government is working on a strategy to enforce campaign silence on social media 48 hours before polls, as suggested by a parliamentary panel, government officials familiar with the matter said. The embargo, already followed by print and TV media, will likely be implemented on social networks during the summer’s Lok Sabha elections. The ministry […]

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