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18 Mar 2021Facebook
Facebook Groups see sweeping policy changes following Capitol Hill incident
After it was revealed that Capitol Hill attack was coordinated over Facebook Groups, the social media giant has swung into action.
15 Mar 2021Celebrity
Have decided to drop the pretense, Aamir quits social media
A day after fans, friends, and industry colleagues showered him with wishes on his 56th birthday, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan announced that he is quitting social media.
11 Mar 2021Twitter
Indian government blocked 4,400 Facebook, Twitter URLs in 2020
The Indian government has blocked more than 4,400 URLs from Facebook and Twitter in the year 2020. The revelation was made to the Indian Parliament on Wednesday.
11 Mar 2021Instagram
Instagram Lite rebooted in 170 countries; Adds Reels support
The Instagram Lite app has been available in India since last December, but now Facebook has launched it in a new avatar in 170 countries. The lightweight app is meant for smartphone owners with limited space.
03 Mar 2021Twitter
Twitter Spaces arrives on Android before its inspiration Clubhouse
Twitter's Clubhouse copy Spaces is now available on Android. With that, the microblogging platform has brought the novel audio-based take on social media interaction to non-Apple users. The feature was restricted to iOS until now, just like Clubhouse.
26 Feb 2021Twitter
Twitter's 'Super Follow' will allow users to charge their followers
Twitter announced significant new features dealing with user monetization and community-focused content.
25 Feb 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more
Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.
25 Feb 2021Ravi Shankar Prasad
Government releases rules for social media, OTT platforms; details here
The Centre on Thursday released a set of new guidelines to regulate digital content.
25 Feb 2021Facebook
Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff
The Australian news media code has caused great upheaval in the social media space. After Facebook's recent shutdown of news feed in the country and quick reversal, the social media giant has pledged to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry".
24 Feb 2021Advertising Standards Council of India
ASCI drafts promotional content guidelines for social media influencers
The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has issued a set of draft guidelines that directs influencers to prominently label content that promotes products and services on social media.
23 Feb 2021Facebook
Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code
Facebook has walked back the uncompromising and abrupt total ban it had imposed on sharing Australian news sites. The bold move had blocked Facebook's Australian users from viewing and sharing news.
22 Feb 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: Myanmar joins Trump in naughty corner, and more
After getting rid of former US President Donald Trump, Facebook has turned its ban hammer on foreign governments. Its latest victim is the Myanmar military establishment, which has joined Trump in Facebook jail.
21 Feb 2021Elon Musk
All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse
Clubhouse is an audio-based social networking app that allows people to participate in discussions on diverse topics of interest. They can also listen in on conversations between eminent individuals in real time by joining chat rooms.
18 Feb 2021Facebook
Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content
Facebook has chosen to play hardball with Australian authorities by refusing to buckle under the pressure of implementing the country's contentious news media code. The social media platform has blocked its Australian users from viewing and sharing news.
17 Feb 2021Twitter
Twitter rolls out voice DM feature for users in India
Twitter has started rolling out the voice-based direct messages (DMs) for select users in India. This allows users to send voice messages as DMs, with the length being capped at 140 seconds, just like the original character limit.
13 Feb 2021Twitter
Ronaldo becomes first person to amass 500mn social media followers
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reached yet another milestone by becoming the first person ever to have 500 million followers across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
12 Feb 2021Twitter
Government readies draft rules to regulate social media
As it remains locked in an intense face-off with Twitter, the Indian government has prepared draft rules to regulate social media, OTT (Over The Top) platforms, as well as news-related websites.
16 Jan 2021Donald Trump
BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors
Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.
14 Dec 2020Twitter
Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance
Researchers have confirmed what many of us anticipated — the fear of missing out (or FOMO in colloquial language) after seeing social media posts of others is real. It is prominent to the extent that it adversely affects your job performance.
10 Oct 2020Twitter
Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes
In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 3, social media giants are doubling down to prevent abuse of their platforms.
06 Oct 2020Facebook
Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform under the umbrella of Facebook, has turned 10 years old.
27 Sep 2020Twitter
#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?
The latest trend to fascinate the netizens is the Couple Challenge, wherein people are participating to celebrate their relationships online through various social media platforms.
20 Sep 2020Netflix
'The Social Dilemma': Brutal, horrifying facts for social media junkies
How do you start talking about an invisible force that drives you from morning to night without you knowing?
17 Sep 2020Sony Pictures
Madonna to direct her biopic, co-write with Diablo Cody
The indisputable Queen of Pop, Madonna, is making and co-writing her biopic.
17 Sep 2020Hong Kong
Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda
The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.
15 Sep 2020Facebook
Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here
In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.
10 Sep 2020Twitter
#ThereIsHelp: Twitter launches search prompt to prevent suicides, self harm
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die by suicide.
22 Aug 2020Facebook
#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed
As many as 235 million users of leading video services TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have been hit by a data leak.
16 Aug 2020Facebook
After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India
As TikTok struggles to hold its ground in global markets, Facebook is going a full-on assault mode to take its place.
14 Aug 2020Twitter
Instagram's servers kept private photos and DMs long after deletion
Despite doing a good job at distancing itself from Facebook and its privacy-related debacles, Instagram keeps running into occasional minor issues.
12 Aug 2020Android
Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here
In an unexpected move, social media giant Facebook is sunsetting the Lite version of its main mobile application.
12 Aug 2020Instagram
Indian teenage entrepreneur ProSingh is growing exponentially
Parwinder Singh aka "ProSingh" is a social media influencer, writer, and businessman.
01 Aug 2020Facebook
Facebook's E.gg is bringing back creativity of the 'early internet'
Back in the 90s, surfing the web was all about websites with flashy texts, GIFs, and images.
29 Jul 2020YouTube
Examplad Media: One of the fastest growing digital marketing companies
From small businesses to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, almost every organization today relies on digital marketing at some level.
30 Jun 2020Microsoft
Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram
Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.
30 Jun 2020Facebook
Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit
As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.
29 Jun 2020Facebook
Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads
Facebook is heavily reliant on a revenue model where it shows personalized ads from brands and generates money from the businesses for providing ad space and the resulting traction.