Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSocial media apps

Topic: Social media apps

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.

Tek Fog shrouds an escalating political war, firms need to retake control of technologies

Tim Culpan and Andy Mukherjee write that govts may be able to combat misinformation if they tried, but they aren't reliable, so social media firms need to take the lead.

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.

Snapchat was the biggest winner the day Facebook, WhatsApp went down

Facebook blamed network configuration glitches for immobilising a suite of apps from Messenger to Instagram and driving some of its 2.7 billion daily users to the competition.

US, EU pledge to make algorithms trustworthy. It needs to be seen if it’ll work

The pledge, made during the Trade & Technology Council's inaugural meeting, is a marker for the Biden administration’s move toward more accountability & regulation of Big Tech.

How TikTok’s unorthodox advertising attracted social misfits and weird niche subcultures

In 'Attention Factory', writer and speaker Matthew Brennan documents the complete story of TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance.

‘Likes’ & ‘shares’ on social media teach people to express more moral outrage, study says

The study by a team of researchers at Yale University says positive feedback on social media appeared far more salient than negative feedback.

Check out these sites to buy trustworthy followers to push your Instagram engagement

Many brand owners and businessmen have moved to Instagram for the publicity of their brands and businesses. Here's how to get more followers to improve engagement.

Pinterest wants you to love your body & ‘focus on what matters most’, bans ads on weight loss

In statement issued last week, popular social media platform Pinterest said its decision was driven by data that showed a steep rise in unhealthy eating & living habits with onset of Covid.

A more ‘thoughtful’ Facebook is here. And ‘Be Kind’ is its first rule

Telepath — a new social network — aims to instill strict content standards from the get-go, including a rule against disinformation and hate speech.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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