Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Instagram

You don’t need ‘dream city’ Mumbai to make it big. Mansa Pandey shows internet stardom is key

For singers like Shae Gill, Vidya Vox, and Mansa Pandey, song covers on social media apps like Instagram, YouTube became the means to global fame.

India’s ‘kidfluencers’ are raking in millions. No law to protect them

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Path to US via YouTube, Insta— How Indian influencers are fuelling ‘New American Dream’

Apply for a visa to a good life in New York — Indian influencers like Yudi J, Aaliyah Kashyap, Avanti Nagral & Aanchal Agrawal are painting new hopes.

Social media platforms show filtered reality. We should learn to take breaks

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok begin restricting access to Russian state media platforms in EU

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a growing number of govts to ask large tech companies to reduce or restrict their services in Russia aiming to curtail propaganda.

Facebook, Instagram block handles of Indian Army’s Kashmir-based Chinar Corps

A senior official said the matter had been taken up with the authorities concerned in Facebook, but so far there has been no response from their side.

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

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

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.  

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.

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.

On Camera


PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.