Articles about Social Media

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

15 Sep 2021

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

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

'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).

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

18 Aug 2021

#ArrestSwaraBhasker trends as actress compares 'Taliban terror' with 'Hindutva terror'

Swara Bhasker is not new to trolling.

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

05 Aug 2021

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

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 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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

'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.

Twitter working on recently-introduced misinformation labels for specificity

01 Jun 2021

Twitter working on recently-introduced misinformation labels for specificity

Shortly after being slapped with a non-compliance notice by the Delhi High Court, Twitter is back in the news, albeit for a new feature.

Delhi HC slaps Twitter with notice for flouting IT Rules

31 May 2021

Delhi HC slaps Twitter with notice for flouting IT Rules

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to Twitter on Monday for failing to comply to the recently-enforced Information Technology guidelines encompassing social media platforms.

'Twitter Blue' subscription confirmed for $2.99/month through App Store listing

28 May 2021

'Twitter Blue' subscription confirmed for $2.99/month through App Store listing

We had reported clues that Twitter plans to adopt a freemium model by paywalling some features behind the $2.99-a-month Twitter Blue subscription. But even as Twitter continues to remain tight-lipped about the feature, it has tacitly confirmed it through an App Store listing.

Instagram, Facebook finally allow users to hide Likes

27 May 2021

Instagram, Facebook finally allow users to hide Likes

In mid-April, Instagram was spotted testing a setting that would allow users to hide the number of Likes from others' posts showing up on their feeds as well as their own posts. Facebook was expected to follow suit with a similar implementation.

Why is WhatsApp suing Modi-led Government?

26 May 2021

Why is WhatsApp suing Modi-led Government?

Days after Delhi Police raided Twitter, another tech giant is fighting back by suing the Indian Government.

Clubhouse shoots to million downloads on Android within a week

24 May 2021

Clubhouse shoots to million downloads on Android within a week

This is a story that will surprise no one. The recently launched Android version of Clubhouse hit the million downloads mark in less than a week. To put this into perspective, it took the iOS app around a year to accrue 10 million downloads.

You can get a blue tick on Twitter: Here's how

21 May 2021

You can get a blue tick on Twitter: Here's how

Almost three-and-a-half years after pausing the application process for Twitter account verification, the microblogging platform said on Thursday that it will begin rolling out the review and application process for everyone once again.

Snap challenges Instagram with host of updates for Creators, Businesses

21 May 2021

Snap challenges Instagram with host of updates for Creators, Businesses

Snap Inc. has announced a host of updates that allow Snapchat to consolidate its reach among creators, developers, and businesses alike.

Pirated version of 'Radhe' hits social media, FIR lodged

19 May 2021

Pirated version of 'Radhe' hits social media, FIR lodged

An FIR has been registered against three individual users of WhatsApp and Facebook in connection with a pirated version of the Salman Khan-starrer movie Radhe finding its way on social media platforms, a police official said on Tuesday.

Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

18 May 2021

Snap Inc. claims to have achieved carbon neutrality

Snap Inc. on Monday announced a strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing the environmental impact of its operations and steps it has taken to address them, the company declared that it has become carbon neutral.

Twitter introduces DM search bar for Android after two years

16 May 2021

Twitter introduces DM search bar for Android after two years

Twitter users on Android have finally received the new search feature restricted to Direct Messages (DMs).

Instagram allows users to list preferred pronouns on their profiles

13 May 2021

Instagram allows users to list preferred pronouns on their profiles

Social networking platform Instagram has launched a new, albeit small feature where users will get to update up to four pronouns on their profile.

YouTube begins global roll-out of TikTok clone Shorts

12 May 2021

YouTube begins global roll-out of TikTok clone Shorts

After borrowing from Instagram Stories, YouTube has its eyes on TikTok with YouTube Shorts. The video sharing platform is rolling out its short video format globally after more than a year of development and testing.

Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

11 May 2021

Facebook tests 'Read First' prompts to check misinformation

Amidst the overflow of information being disseminated across the social media platforms, stopping the spread of false information and fake news has become more important than ever.

Clubhouse launches Android beta app after iOS downloads drop significantly

10 May 2021

Clubhouse launches Android beta app after iOS downloads drop significantly

After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, Clubhouse is finally coming to Android. The only catch is that the beta Android version is restricted to US users at the moment.

Twitter introduces Tip Jar; allows users to tip favorite accounts

07 May 2021

Twitter introduces Tip Jar; allows users to tip favorite accounts

After many rumors and leaks alluding to Twitter testing new means of integrating payments into the platform, Twitter has finally begun testing the Tip Jar feature.

NewsBytes Briefing: Signal weaponizes Facebook ads against it, and more

06 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Signal weaponizes Facebook ads against it, and more

In a brilliant move of lateral thinking, Signal showcased the real danger of Facebook's invasion of user privacy through, well, Facebook's targeted advertisements.

Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Facebook-funded Oversight Board

05 May 2021

Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Facebook-funded Oversight Board

Facebook-funded Oversight Board upheld the social media giant's decision to ban former US President Donald Trump on all its platforms following the January 6 Capitol riots.

Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship

05 May 2021

Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship

Even as Facebook mulls permanently banning Donald Trump, the 45th US President has reversed his Big Tech unpersoning by launching his own communications platform.

Facebook, Instagram iOS apps include notices extolling virtues of app-tracking

03 May 2021

Facebook, Instagram iOS apps include notices extolling virtues of app-tracking

After fielding frontpage newspaper advertisements to influence public opinion against the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) measures introduced in iOS 14.5, Mark Zuckerberg is relaying the same message through the Facebook and Instagram iOS apps.