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EC wants curbs on Facebook, Twitter political ads, but that’s unlikely before Lok Sabha polls

The Election Commission has written to the law ministry seeking a check on political ads on Facebook and Twitter ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Facebook risks shutdown in India as Modi govt wants more uncensored access to WhatsApp

In its battle against fake news, India is pressing Facebook's WhatsApp for more official oversight, which could include access to protected, or encrypted, messages.
Facebook

Facebook expands fact-checking network in India to spot fake news

Third party members India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo will add to Facebook's fact checking network.
File photo of Robert Vadra | robert.vadra1/Facebook

What Robert Vadra’s colourful social media profile tells us about him

Vadra has been trying to change his image over the years, and he seems to have learnt some lessons from Salman Khan.
Amazon CEO

Even Bezos couldn’t stop a selfie leak

Bezos' selfie has triggered an alarm for billionaires everywhere, for whom personal protection is no longer just bodyguards and top-notch alarm systems.
Facebook Inc. headquarters, California | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook, you are like my BFF, but you are now losing your cool edge

We all knew that the day our uncles and aunts got on Facebook, it was a warning sign.
The Twitter Inc. logo displayed outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

We do not make any decisions based on political ideology, says Twitter

A Parliamentary panel had summoned Twitter officials last week over safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media.
Facebook

Political ads on Facebook will come with disclaimers on advertisers

Facebook's new policy is an effort to bring transparency into political advertisements ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Why big techs like Google and Facebook are worried about the net’s ‘Next Billion Users’

With number of customers in the rich world not already online rapidly dwindling, the challenge of tech companies is to find its “Next Billion Users” in lower-income markets.
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BJP volunteers write to Parliament IT panel, want hearing against Twitter & FB for ‘bias’

A volunteer group has submitted a document to Anurag Thakur-headed panel alleging that the social media giants are biased against Right-wing accounts.

OnCamera

The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
pakistan

BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.

Defence

A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.