Articles about Social Media

Born with 'permanent smile', Australian baby is social media sensation

28 May 2022

World
Born with 'permanent smile', Australian baby is social media sensation

The pictures of a baby girl, born in Australia with a specific hereditary condition that causes congenital anomalies, have become a sensation among millions of social media users.

Snap slashes its Q2 outlook; shares tumble 30%

24 May 2022

Business
Snap slashes its Q2 outlook; shares tumble 30%

An internal memo from Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap Inc., to his employees has sent the company's shares spiraling downward.

'Bored of monotony,' Shilpa Shetty Kundra announces social media break

12 May 2022

Entertainment
'Bored of monotony,' Shilpa Shetty Kundra announces social media break

On Thursday morning, Shilpa Shetty Kundra shocked her fans by announcing a break from social media.

Elon Musk buys Twitter; Jameela Jamil will 'never tweet again'

26 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Elon Musk buys Twitter; Jameela Jamil will 'never tweet again'

British actor Jameela Jamil will "never tweet again."

Karnataka: 40 arrested, 12 injured in violence over online post

17 Apr 2022

India
Karnataka: 40 arrested, 12 injured in violence over online post

The Karnataka Police arrested 40 people for pelting stones at the Old Hubli police station in the Dharwad district on Saturday.

Avoid posting anti-government content on social media: TIFR to employees

16 Apr 2022

India
Avoid posting anti-government content on social media: TIFR to employees

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), one of India's top research institutes, has instructed its employees to avoid posting "anti-government" content on social media platforms.

BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer apologizes for remarks on salary row

08 Apr 2022

Business
BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer apologizes for remarks on salary row

Fintech start-up BharatPe's CEO Suhail Sameer on Thursday apologized for his comments on social media, claiming the company's former chief Ashneer Grover had stolen all the money and they have very little left to pay salaries.

Twitter is getting an edit button. Is it Musk effect?

06 Apr 2022

Technology
Twitter is getting an edit button. Is it Musk effect?

Microblogging platform Twitter has finally decided to add the frequently requested 'edit' button. The company, via a tweet, has announced that it is working on a new feature that will let users edit their tweets after posting them.

Several YouTube channels, social media accounts blocked for anti-India content

05 Apr 2022

India
Several YouTube channels, social media accounts blocked for anti-India content

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 18 Indian and four Pakistani YouTube channels and multiple social media accounts for spreading fake news and anti-India content.

Foreign media houses suspend operations in Russia over new law

05 Mar 2022

World
Foreign media houses suspend operations in Russia over new law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new bill into law that threatens up to 15 years of jail term for propagating "fake news."

5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

05 Mar 2022

Entertainment
5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

Social media nowadays has become a reliable space for celebrities to advertise their life, both professional and personal.

Gurugram: 20 booked for assaulting student over social media post

23 Jan 2022

India
Gurugram: 20 booked for assaulting student over social media post

The police on Friday booked 20 persons for allegedly assaulting a Class X student in Haryana's Gurugram.

Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan named OnlyFans CEO as founder steps down

22 Dec 2021

Business
Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan named OnlyFans CEO as founder steps down

Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan (36) is taking over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OnlyFans after Tim Stokely's exit.

Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

22 Nov 2021

Business
Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation.

WhatsApp spotted developing a new Community feature: Details here

08 Nov 2021

Technology
WhatsApp spotted developing a new Community feature: Details here

Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has been spotted working on a new feature called "Community" that resembles Discord's groups and channels in form and function.

Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

21 Oct 2021

Technology
Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

Former President Donald Trump was booted off of Big Tech social media platforms and his blog met an untimely demise too. Like a proverbial phoenix rising from its ashes, Trump has announced an entirely new media company and plans to launch his own social media and OTT content platforms.

Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

13 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

In early September, Twitter was spotted testing a feature that would allow you to conveniently remove a follower without blocking them. The feature was designed to make Twitterati feel safer on the platform.

Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

07 Oct 2021

Technology
Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has kicked up a storm in the US with her leaks highlighting how Facebook's internal decisions are detrimental to individual well-being and society at large.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

06 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.

Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

04 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

The whistleblower who leaked several thousand pages of Facebook's internal research and documentation publicly revealed her identity on national television in the US on Sunday.

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

15 Sep 2021

India
India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

India produced the largest amount of social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption, and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study.

What is digital detox and how to go about it?

12 Sep 2021

Lifestyle
What is digital detox and how to go about it?

Smartphones and other gadgets have engulfed our existence with over 80% of users indulging in social media and other stuff within just 15 minutes of waking up, as per an IDC study.

'Home' review: Indrans is phenomenal in this relatable family drama

21 Aug 2021

Entertainment
'Home' review: Indrans is phenomenal in this relatable family drama

Amazon Prime Video is now streaming a beautiful Malayalam family drama, Home (presented as #Home).

Mumbai cop dances his way into people's hearts on Instagram

05 Aug 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai cop dances his way into people's hearts on Instagram

A 38-year-old police naik of the Mumbai Police has become a social media sensation with his dance videos that have gone viral and garnered thousands of likes.

Comedian Kathy Griffin reveals she has 'stage one' lung cancer

03 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Comedian Kathy Griffin reveals she has 'stage one' lung cancer

American comedian Kathy Griffin, known for her controversial quips at celebrities, revealed recently that she has lung cancer.

Mumbai cop seen feeding cake to history-sheeter on latter's birthday

15 Jul 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai cop seen feeding cake to history-sheeter on latter's birthday

A video has gone viral on social media showing a senior inspector posted at a police station in Mumbai's suburban Jogeshwari feeding a piece of cake to a local history-sheeter as part of the latter's birthday celebration in a housing society.

Mandira Bedi remembers late husband Raj Kaushal with 'heartbroken' post

05 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Mandira Bedi remembers late husband Raj Kaushal with 'heartbroken' post

Actress/host/commentator Mandira Bedi updated her social media handles for the first time since the sudden death of her husband Raj Kaushal.

'Friendship': Makers release new poster on star Harbhajan Singh's birthday

04 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Friendship': Makers release new poster on star Harbhajan Singh's birthday

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is warming up to impress fans with his first major role in the Tamil movie Friendship soon.

Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

25 Jun 2021

India
Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

Triggering a fresh controversy, microblogging platform Twitter on Friday blocked Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad's account allegedly over complaints of violation of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

16 Jun 2021

Business
Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

Twitter is developing tools to unmention yourself from others' tweets

15 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter is developing tools to unmention yourself from others' tweets

Remember how Twitter rolled out a feature so you could limit the number of replies on your tweet? Now, the microblogging platform is reportedly exploring a similar tool which can help you unmention yourself from others' tweets.

New sticker pack released for WhatsApp users on Android, iOS

15 Jun 2021

Technology
New sticker pack released for WhatsApp users on Android, iOS

Over the last few months, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has struggled to retain users abandoning the platform in favor of alternatives such as Signal.

'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?

14 Jun 2021

Entertainment
'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?

Social media platforms can bridge the gap between celebrities and fans, helping them to interact openly.

Tipster suggests Twitter is actively developing new Super Follow feature

07 Jun 2021

Technology
Tipster suggests Twitter is actively developing new Super Follow feature

Shortly after unveiling the Twitter Blue subscription model, the microblogging platform has resumed work on exploring another monetization avenue, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. She had recently tweeted that Twitter is working on the application process for Super Follow.

Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

05 Jun 2021

Technology
Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely after it censored President Muhammadu Buhari

Not long after Twitter deleted Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's tweet for violating its rules, the country's government revealed on Friday that it was "indefinitely" suspending the microblogging platform.

Twitter earns final warning from Indian government following blue-tick purge

05 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter earns final warning from Indian government following blue-tick purge

Earlier today, Twitter was banned indefinitely in Nigeria. It might meet the same fate in India if it continues escalating its feud with the Indian government.

Twitter de-verifies, then restores verification for VP Venkaiah Naidu's account

05 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter de-verifies, then restores verification for VP Venkaiah Naidu's account

Twitter is taking its war with the Indian government into high gear. After removing the verification badge of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's personal account, the microblogging site restored it following uproar against the partisan move.

Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

05 Jun 2021

Business
Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters

On Friday, Facebook decided to suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook as well as Instagram for two years. The suspension will be counted from its actual enforcement which took place on January 7 this year and will continue until 2023.

'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' blog permanently shut

03 Jun 2021

Technology
'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' blog permanently shut

Not long after former US President Donald Trump hosted a blog on his website, the webpage "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" has been shut down permanently.

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