Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicSocial media

Topic: Social media

Judiciary cannot be controlled or else ‘rule of law’ will become illusory, CJI Ramana says

CJI N.V. Ramana cautioned judges against getting swayed by the emotional pitch of public opinion, and also said media trials cannot be a guiding factor in deciding cases.

The 13 times Twitter India faced action, questions in 41 days amid govt push for new IT rules

From the 'manipulated media' label to the toolkit controversy and compliance issues over new IT rules, Twitter India's relationship with Modi govt has been tense these past few months.

Don’t rush to cancel wokes in McCarthyist panic. Keep 5 things in mind

Wokes have been called illiberal, online lynch mobs, an intolerant new religion and 'souped-up' Communists.

A new globalisation is taking shape, and it’s good and bad news for India

Cross-border problems — climate change, terrorism, etc — in a more integrated world are forcing nations to come together, even as elements of traditional globalisation lose traction. 

42% Americans would give up TV, pet, car before giving up social media, survey shows

Survey by Paris-based The Reboot Foundation finds that over 70% of Americans would delete all their social media accounts for $10,000 or more while 20% would do it for $1 million.

In Kashmir, veracity takes a back seat to virality. Army must lead the information war

In Punjab, pictures of militant leaders showing their opulent lifestyle were made public to bring the reality to the people. Kashmir can take cue.

Digital Gabbar’s founder & CEO Rohit Mehta shares tips to ace digital marketing

Digital Gabbar's Rohit Mehta explains how digital marketing can be implemented in the correct way.

‘Law of the land supreme’, parliamentary panel tells Twitter over non-compliance of IT rules

Twitter has been given two weeks to respond in writing to questions raised by the panel that included those on the 'Congress toolkit' incident and the Ghaziabad assault case.

Clubhouse vs Twitter Spaces is heating up. But not a cola war yet

The best thing to do for those who lost interest in Clubhouse and were never keen on Spaces is to return to some “old-fashioned” Discord.

Missing Delhi rapper MC Kode traced to MP, mother says he got death threats over old video

Aditya Tiwari a.k.a. MC Kode, a 23-year-old rapper from Delhi, went missing on 2 June after posting an ambiguous note on Instagram. He was being trolled for an old video that had resurfaced.

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.