Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicSocial media

Topic: Social media

85% Indian kids have experienced cyberbullying, highest in the world, finds new survey

The McAfee Corp's report found the number of Indian children reported to have cyberbullied someone is also twice the international average.

False beliefs are hard to challenge. They come from social networks, not facts

In a 'hyperspecialised' world, all reliable information is produced from interconnected fields. But wrong beliefs don't take that into account.

Not constant monitoring by govt, it’s non-intervention that will help internet safety in India

Proposed amendments to IT rules aim to prioritise safety of digital Indians by appointing a government-controlled grievance appellate committee.

‘Feel-good’ content isn’t as ethical as you think. Both creators and consumers are culprits

Holding life-affirming signs to giving homeless cash, videos of 'random acts of kindness' are popular. But consider how they're money-makers too.

I took a 30-day social media detox. Here’s how it helped me

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

Why mining Twitter for stories isn’t a good bet for news portals — French study explains

Twitter-based articles more likely to be published by outlets that need advertising revenue & may hamper editorial quality, claims study by French scholars published on portal Vox EU.

IIT graduate to ‘Flying Beast’ – How Gaurav Taneja’s online fame led to his Noida Metro arrest

Gaurav Taneja was one of the first Indians to create a social media empire. He has also done TEDx talks, been a ‘whistleblower’ against Air Asia and met Barack Obama.

Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.

‘Will invite critics to watch’, says ‘Kaali’ film-maker after backlash over goddess poster

Leena Manimekalai’s poster for documentary, showing a woman dressed as Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette, has led to calls for her arrest. I have nothing to lose, she says in response.

People with half-truths using social media to scrutinise judicial process, says SC judge

Attacks can force judges to give more attention to what media thinks rather than what law mandates and harm judicial institution, says Justice Pardiwala

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.