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Meta’s new safety measures to prevent spread of non-consensual intimate images

Meta has introduced StopNCII.org for users in India, which is used to stop non-consensual intimate images from being shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Meta removes 500 Facebook accounts of China-based network pushing Covid misinformation

Campaign involved fake persona of a Swiss biologist, who in July posted on Facebook and Twitter that US was pressuring WHO scientists to blame the coronavirus on China.
Screenshot from the viral video, which is purportedly from Delhi but actually from Ghaziabad

Viral video alleging ‘Kejriwal is turning Delhi govt schools into madrasas’ is from Ghaziabad

Video shows group of Muslims including kids offering namaaz in a govt school, when police show up and start asking questions, individuals barge in and make hateful comments.
Cryptocurrency in India | Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Don’t fear crypto or digital currencies, let India’s young ride the online services boom

The post-Covid world is witnessing an explosion of the global digital services sector. This time it’s not just about software engineers. An increasing number of businesses, households and institutions around the world are now engaged in the digital gig economy in some form or the other. From yoga classes to accounting, the demand for services which can be met from anywhere in the world, has boomed after the pandemic. How can policymakers ensure that the Indian labour force and the economy benefit from the growth of the digitally connected global services market? In this new world, India has huge potential benefits. It has the world's largest and youngest workforce. The young are particularly good at picking up new technologies and ways of working. They take to the world of mobile apps and digital transactions quickly and are nimble at learning new skills. The English language is an added advantage. Compared to any...

Parliamentary panel recommends new regulator to oversee Facebook, Twitter

The high-level committee is asking for tighter rules because current laws treating social media platforms as intermediaries have not done enough in terms of regulation.
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Delhi Assembly panel grills Facebook over Feb 2020 riots, it ‘exercises right not to respond’

The panel said it was 'worrying' that Facebook had no India-specific definition of what it categorises as hate speech.

Facebook rebranding itself as Meta does not take away its disregard for teens’ mental health

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
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SubscriberWrites: Facebook controversy of 2021 is a throwback to the Big Tobacco fiasco of the 90s

Subscribers write back with their views on the most urgent issues of the day.
A visitor takes photographs in front of signage at Meta Platforms headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 2021 | Photographer: Nick Otto | Bloomberg

Facebook is shutting down facial recognition system over privacy concerns

The social media giant has been using facial recognition since 2010 to encourage people to tag friends, family members or alert people in photos and videos that they’re in.
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Facebook doesn’t need to change its name, it should change its algorithms

The metaverse is still very much an idea for the future, and Facebook is trying to use it to put out a forest fire in the present.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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