Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicSocial media

Topic: Social media

‘Bulli Bai’ suspects — ‘Hindu fanatic angered by Bengal violence’, engg student, Army man’s son

Police said Shweta Singh’s online activity grew after her father’s death last year. Co-accused Vishal Kumar Jha described as 'unexceptional student', and Mayank Rawat as 'bright'.

Pause, re-check before sharing info on social media. Indians don’t have great track record

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

JPC report on data protection bill has loopholes & more bad news for social media companies

The amended Bill gives the central govt more power to make key decisions, enough for social media companies to be wary.

Pakistan-based social media accounts, bots spread conspiracy theories on CDS Rawat’s death

UK tech firm has found that aim of disinformation campaign, which blamed Tamil insurgents, Nagaland militia groups and even China, was to claim there was a plot to kill Gen. Rawat.

From ‘I had idli’ to political megaphone, how tiny Twitter punches above its weight in India

Twitter has far less reach than WhatsApp or even Facebook, so why do political parties think it’s so important?

Vir Das or ‘Vir Abdullah Das’? Edited name on comedian’s Wikipedia page is fake 

After Das's 'two Indias' monologue sparked outrage, the Wikipedia page was also edited to claim that he has Pakistani ancestry. The page has now been restored.

Facebook rebranding itself as Meta does not take away its disregard for teens’ mental health

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

Some delay in adopting IT rules OK, ‘averse’ to suing social media firms: Minister Chandrasekhar

MoS for Electronics & IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar was addressing an event where the ministry launched an explainer on the controversial IT rules.

Hate against Shami, Bangladesh violence, Kashmir targeting – Disinformation our greatest threat

India loves cricketer Shami, so who started the hate? Similarly, in Bangladesh, how did the violence against Hindus start? Read before you outrage.

Facebook research flagged ‘inflammatory content’ against Muslims in India, says WSJ probe

Facebook, the WSJ report says, has been so ‘concerned’ about how their services were linked to communal rifts in India that it sent researchers to interview ‘dozens of users’.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the Shilanyaas ceremony for construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini Monastic Zone, in Lumbini, Nepal on May 16, 2022 | PIB

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
×