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Fake Instagram followers don't just posting weird pictures, they often leave spam comments around | By special arrangement

Get the iStaunch advantage & the complete guide to spot a fake Instagram account

Over the past year, there has been an increase in the number of fake accounts on Instagram. While there are tips to suss out fakes, make sure you are reaching the right conclusions.  
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after hours of outage, stocks plunge by 5%

The outage of the three popular social media platforms came a day before a Facebook whistleblower was all set to testify before a Congressional committee.
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Facebook whistleblower is ex-product manager who says it puts profit above users’ mental health

In first interview, Frances Haugen says she took thousands of documents from Facebook as it poses 'worse harms' than she saw at other social media networks.
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Facebook prioritises ‘greed’ over children’s mental health, US senators say at hearing

At a hearing Thursday, senators questioned Facebook over suicide rates for Instagram users and how the social media giant's business model guides product design.
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YouTube ‘valuable’ for teen mental health, says Google as Instagram battles ‘toxic’ label

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the platform takes mental health very seriously and underlined that a lot of content creators help destigmatise talk around the topic.
Instagram influencer Vikram Sambyal.

How Instagram influencer Vikram Sambyal has been working to make his dreams come true

Vikram Sambyal's social media prowess has been inspiring youths everywhere to work towards achieving their dreams, even during the tough pandemic times.
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Instagram not ‘toxic’ for teen girls, Facebook rebuts Wall Street Journal report

Facebook says research cited in Wall Street Journal article has limitations since it relied on input from only 40 teenagers.

Canadian-Pakistani YouTuber couple cry racism but Instagramers ask for unedited reels

Some pointed out that many Muslims were frequent customers at the Canadian café, and criticised the YouTubers for inciting fans to leave bad reviews.

A Lucknow teenager is a force of nature on Instagram. Meethika Dwivedi packs UP pride, gaalis

Meethika's street-smart delivery style is replete with raw, unadulterated wisecracks. She is the voice of ‘boomers’, millennials and Gen-Z rolled into one.
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To cancel or not to cancel curry — food blogger raises a storm with Instagram post

In her now-viral video, Chaheti Bansal had urged her followers to “unlearn” the word curry due to its colonial connotations, saying that “we are using the umbrella term popularised by the white people.”
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.