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Social media has been indispensable during Covid, but it is a double-edged sword

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Hashtag calling for PM Modi’s resignation blocked ‘by mistake’, says Facebook

The development comes amid reports that social media companies are being asked to remove posts that are critical of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Once labelled ‘seditious’, social media toolkits are now saving hundreds of Covid patients

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

How volunteers have made social media the national Covid ‘helpline’ for beds, oxygen, plasma

Volunteer groups involving members from different walks of life — from IT professional to college students & IPS officer — are helping Covid patients get what they need.
Social media app Koo

Republic TV has most mentions on ‘Indian Twitter’ Koo, Modi ministers in top 10 too: Study

Arnab Goswami's network has 'editorial partnership' with Koo, and its Hindi channel Republic Bharat is 4th-most mentioned user on the indigenous social network.
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If memories don’t get enough ‘likes’, it can change how we feel about them

Social media metrics such as Facebook ‘likes’ can negatively impact how people feel about certain memories.
Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan agitators burn a photo of French President Emmanuel Macron in protest against blasphemous caricatures published in France in 2020 | @SabahKashmiri | Twitter

Pakistan temporarily suspends Twitter, Facebook & WhatsApp amid violent protests

Social media has been particularly targetted as the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan was reportedly using it effectively against the government action of banning it.
Tourists at the Maldives (Representational Image) | Pixabay

Bollywood has made Maldives the new Goa. Here are the ‘Best beach pictures’ awards

If you’ve been whether Maldives suddenly seems to be more Bollywood than Mumbai itself, you are not off the mark.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

Yahoo! Answers was internet’s Stone Age. It was also our friend, agony aunt, and teacher

Sex-education hungry kids to conspiracy theorists — Yahoo! Answers became the internet’s first meme corner.
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Madhuri, Deepika, Gauhar — How everyone in Bollywood is getting the same PR tip

Usually, Instagram stars and YouTube influencers show up in movies or Netflix series. In Bollywood, the trend is going the opposite way.

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People sit at outdoor dining tables set up outside a restaurant at Covent Garden in London, on 11 May 2021

Why the Covid variant from India won’t halt UK’s reopening plans, at least not yet

The variant from India is now evident in most regions of the UK & it is likely to spread further. Yet there are reasons to be hopeful that this time will be different.
A volunteer shows an oxygen concentrator machine at Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, on 10 May 2021 | PTI

Commerce ministry exempts public procurement of Covid supplies from Make in India preference

The order issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the exemption shall be applicable till 30 September.


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NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.