Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Social media

Fake Pakistani FB ID

Dozens of Indian Army jawans under lens for ‘falling prey to Facebook honey trap’

An Indian Army jawan was detained last month for allegedly sharing sensitive information with a fake Facebook account that is part of a suspected honey-trap ploy.
A Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S8

Samsung phone users perturbed to find they can’t delete Facebook

Facebook isn't the only company whose apps show up on smartphones by default and companies are not willing to disclose who they partner with for permanent apps.
IT rules

MHA snoop order & bid to amend IT rules: China-like clampdown or tracking unlawful content?

An MHA order last week authorised 10 government agencies to scan data on computers. This was followed by the Modi government's proposal to amend the I...
Students receive school kits from several organisations | Facebook

How an IAS officer’s Facebook campaign is rebuilding Kerala’s Alleppey

Alappuzha sub-collector Krishna Teja’s Facebook page 'I am for Alleppey' is helping rehabilitate those affected in the flood-battered state. 
Social media

Google, Facebook, WhatsApp not ready to accept Modi govt’s plan to share user data

The govt recently shared a new set of draft rules with social media platforms, but the companies have raised several objections to the proposals.
File photo of Ensaf Haidar

Saudi dissident’s wife tweets against niqab, Twitter flags it as ‘in violation of Pakistan law’

Twitter’s legal team sent an email to activist Ensaf Haidar, a Canadian citizen, after she posted a tweet against the practice of wearing niqab
OP Rawat

Social media platforms promise to curb posts that can affect poll process, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat says expenditure on poll advertisements on social media will be added to expenses of candidates.
Shehla Rashid | Facebook

Lesson from Shehla Rashid’s Twitter departure: Log off women, you’re allowed to

Despite how important Twitter is, the cost-benefit analysis of being an Indian woman on the platform just does not add up. 
Passengers use smartphones at Mumbai Central railway station | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s smartphone revolution is a phenomenon on the scale of Independence in 1947

BBC fake news study shows democracies must redo internal wiring to survive social media age.
Rana Ayyub and Shaifali Vaidya have been victims of fake news

Rana Ayyub or Shefali Vaidya, nobody is safe from fake screenshots

Both sides of the political divide on social media have used fake images and screenshots to advance their agenda, and the Indian public has lapped it up.
Central transfers can make up some, not all, of the inequality in India (Representational image) | PTI

India needs to fix the growing inequality between poorer east and richer south

Social sector spending by the poorer states remains lower than in the better-off ones. If they are to catch up, this is the opposite of what it should be.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...