Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicSocial media

Topic: Social media

Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

Doomscrolling—why you continue to surf ‘depressing’ news and what you can do about it

For many it’s a habit born of Covid – and one that is likely to stay. Rather than quitting doomscrolling, what if we simply got better at managing it?

MP man ‘slapped’ in viral video, then found dead, was ‘mentally ill’ says family, been ‘missing’

Video shows accused Dinesh Kushwaha asking Bhanwar Lal Jain whether his name is "Mohammad" as he slapped him, but police said no prima facie evidence he was beaten on suspicion of being Muslim.

Isabcool — New Amul ice cream flavour offers ‘goodness’ of laxative with cashew & fig

New Delhi: Now, here’s a stinker! Popular dairy brand Amul’s latest ice cream flavour is the Isabcool Kaju Anjir -- "a royal treat for your...

Twitter announces hiring freeze as firm loses two executives ahead of Elon Musk’s takeover

Twitter employees are reportedly in the lurch as many don’t know whether the projects or teams they are working on will be prioritised under new leadership.

Billionaire Elon Musk buys social media giant Twitter for $44 billion

Musk, one of Twitter’s most-watched users with more than 83 million followers, began amassing a stake of about 9% in January.

‘How to save Hindus’ – On phones of Jahangirpuri teens tips to keep acid, knife, glass

In Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, several teenagers were seen participating in the Hanuman Jayanti rally that turned violent. On their phones – WhatsApp forwards, six-pack gods, Muslim ‘virility’.

Health to politics — world’s ‘information pollution’ is increasing. Media needs a purge

Leaders in the public and private spheres agree that the spread of misinformation and digital propaganda is an incredibly difficult challenge.

Doomscrolling on phones has ruined our sense of time

It's possible that, over the long run, people will become numb to the detailed reporting of suffering from both pandemic & the war. But for now, we aren't at peace with our grasp on time.

Use Influencer Marketing Comprehensive Guide (2022) to enhance brand awareness

A good influencer marketing strategy assists you in increasing brand visibility, establishing a reputation, and connecting with larger markets.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.