Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicSocial media apps

Topic: Social media apps

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.

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.