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Madhuri, Deepika, Gauhar — How everyone in Bollywood is getting the same PR tip

Usually, Instagram stars and YouTube influencers show up in movies or Netflix series. In Bollywood, the trend is going the opposite way.
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Young women are taking sex-ed into their own hands on YouTube

Inadequately trained teachers, material and awkwardness are making more and more young people look online for sex-ed.
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‘Hang them’ — YouTuber threatens journalists in now deleted video ‘exposing’ Greta toolkit

The video had been posted on a channel called ‘The String’, which has over 4 lakh subscribers. It was also amplified by BJP members on Twitter.
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YouTube video threatening journalists, activists ushers in QAnon conspiracy mindset in India

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YouTube to counter misinformation about Covid with new videos

YouTube’s software will treat these videos as trusted information — on a par with sources such as the WHO. The video service has also assembled a health partnerships team.

Internet’s dark recesses can save social media from itself

The case of Parler app shows how Facebook, Youtube, Google and Apple needn’t worry about getting overtaken.

Yashraj Mukhate to Butter Khatri — these 5 pandemic discoveries helped us survive 2020

Despite Covid-19 and the difficulties of the year, some stars won our hearts over with their humour, art, resilience, and empathy.
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Google services resume after massive outage hits Gmail, YouTube in multiple countries

Alphabet Inc faced a rare outage that saw users unable to use products such as Gmail, YouTube, Google docs among others for nearly an hour.

YouTube to delete misleading videos on US election –– even Trump’s

YouTube said Wednesday that its efforts would apply to content posted as of today, given that enough states have certified their election results to determine a president-elect.
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Kids on Youtube see many ads, at times violent clips, but few educational videos, study says

YouTube viewership has shot up during the pandemic, but the company has struggled to police the videos that kids watch.

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India shouldn’t hope for too much from upcoming Turkey meet on Afghanistan

Thanks to US’ intervention, India will have a seat at the 10-day Istanbul conference beginning 24 April.
Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of web services at Amazon.com Inc., speaks during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.| Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Amazon’s future CEO firm on India expansion amid protests by local vendors

Speaking to partners and customers in India, Andy Jassy announced a $250 million venture fund for startups working on innovations for small businesses, agriculture and health care solutions.

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Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.