Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Social media

Social media

Facebook, Twitter & Google may have a lot to do with the rise of hatred & polarisation

An alarming possibility ia that these companies automated algorithms have learned they perform best by setting us against one another.
Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference

Indian Army moves away from tradition, plans new cell with focus on social media

The contours of the plan will be firmed up on completion of Indian Army's ongoing study on structural reorganisation.

Want a Congress ticket in MP? Get 15,000 Facebook likes and 5,000 Twitter followers first

Leaders have also been instructed to like, share and retweet each post made by the MPCC, as well as have WhatsApp groups of booth level workers.
Activists display placards during a protest against the arrests of activists and alleged state repression, in New Delhi | PTI

For Left-liberals, winning hashtag battles with #MeTooUrbanNaxal seems to be enough

To own abuses like a trophy on social media has become a predictable strategy for India's Left-liberals.

Modi says no more ‘dirt’ on social media: Crackdown on hate speech or BJP political gimmick?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday urged “125 crore Indians” to not “spread dirt through social media”, and instead share “good things around them...

After Blue Whale Challenge, why India should now worry about Momo Challenge

The game played on social media has claimed three lives in India so far; govt issues advisory asking parents to monitor their children’s behaviour.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament | PTI

Indian heads of social media platforms likely to be punished if fake news not checked

A panel headed by Rajnath Sigh is like to recommend action against social media platforms if they do not remove objectionable content from their site.

Kerala electricity board workers photo being shared on social media is actually from 2016

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt shared a tweet about KSEB workers from his verified account Tuesday claiming it's 5 days old.

Everyday superheroes: How the humans of India are standing up to help Kerala

From a residents' body in Delhi and the nurses union at AIIMS to a group of boys in Chennai, people are chipping in to do their bit for Kerala's flood-hit masses. 

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...