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Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

30 Jun 2020

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

30 Jun 2020

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.

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

29 Jun 2020

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.

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

26 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

Credibility and timeliness are the two most important aspects of online news consumption; they define what people perceive of different matters, events.

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

19 Jun 2020

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

Continuing its stringent content moderation practices, Twitter has fact-checked a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump and labeled the same as 'manipulated media'.

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

19 Jun 2020

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.

Now, you can share new "Voice Tweets": Here's how

18 Jun 2020

Now, you can share new "Voice Tweets": Here's how

Continuing with its product-improvement plans, microblogging giant Twitter has announced a new 'voice tweeting' capability for its users.

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

17 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

As Twitter continues its stringent policy to moderate and fact-check misleading political posts, including those by US President Donald Trump, Facebook is taking a different approach.

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

13 Jun 2020

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

12 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.

Now, Twitter will nudge you to read before retweeting

11 Jun 2020

Now, Twitter will nudge you to read before retweeting

Twitter is going to new heights to keep conversations healthy on its platform.

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

10 Jun 2020

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.

#TechBytes: What are Twitter Fleets, how to use them?

10 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: What are Twitter Fleets, how to use them?

Microblogging giant Twitter has launched Fleets, its own version of Stories, in India.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

07 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

A few months ago, Facebook announced a tool to let select users port their photos/videos to Google Photos.

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

04 Jun 2020

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

When Twitter moderated a few controversial tweets from US President Donald Trump, all eyes were on what Facebook, its counterpart, would do to deal with similar content on its own platform.

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

02 Jun 2020

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

West Indian opener Chris Gayle voiced his opinion on the 'racism' row as protests continue to escalate in United States, following George Floyd's death.

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

29 May 2020

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to remove certain protections given to social media platforms.

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

28 May 2020

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

28 May 2020

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.

In a first, Twitter flags Trump's tweets as 'potentially misleading'

27 May 2020

In a first, Twitter flags Trump's tweets as 'potentially misleading'

Twitter has been working aggressively towards flagging and removing misinformation around COVID-19 and the upcoming US Presidential elections.

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

21 May 2020

Now, you can choose who can reply to your tweets

In a bid to give users more control over their conversations, Twitter has started rolling-out a feature to limit replies on tweets.

Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

13 May 2020

Twitter allows employees to work from home 'forever'

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, Twitter is moving to let its employees work from home 'forever'.

Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

06 May 2020

Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

If you often lose your temper during Twitter arguments and end up saying mean things to others, be prepared to be reprimanded by the microblogging giant.

#BoysLockerRoom: Delhi teens casually talk about raping girls; shock Twitter

04 May 2020

#BoysLockerRoom: Delhi teens casually talk about raping girls; shock Twitter

An Instagram group chat titled "Bois Locker Room" has kicked up a storm on social media after it was revealed that its participants, mostly boys as young as 16 and 17, discuss raping underage girls and objectify them in their conversations.

Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch

01 May 2020

Reddit pulls back 'chatrooms' within a day of launch

Yesterday, Reddit surprised the world by launching a 'chatroom' feature for some 16,000 subreddits.

Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

28 Apr 2020

Twitter disables SMS service in most countries: Details here

Finally, the days of using Twitter over SMS are gone.

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

24 Apr 2020

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".

Now, Facebook and Instagram will show account location information

23 Apr 2020

Now, Facebook and Instagram will show account location information

In a bid to ensure transparency for its users, Facebook is bringing the ability to show the location of 'high-reach' pages and accounts.

YouTube likely to launch TikTok competitor 'Shorts'

02 Apr 2020

YouTube likely to launch TikTok competitor 'Shorts'

YouTube, the biggest video sharing platform in the world, is looking to take on the popular new kid on the block - TikTok.

You can win Rs. 7.5 crore from Houseparty: Here's how

31 Mar 2020

You can win Rs. 7.5 crore from Houseparty: Here's how

Houseparty, the social networking app that shot to fame ever since governments began imposing lockdowns on their citizens in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, is offering a reward of Rs. 7.5 crore ($1 million).

Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help

21 Mar 2020

Bored of self-quarantine? Try these tech-backed ways for help

The spread of COVID-19 in India has forced the government to close down public spaces.

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

20 Mar 2020

Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages

After Stories, Instagram is copying another highly-celebrated feature from Snapchat- ephemeral or self-disappearing text messages.

Now, Twitter is banning misleading posts about coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

Now, Twitter is banning misleading posts about coronavirus

After Facebook and WhatsApp, Twitter has come into action to combat the spread of misinformation related to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Why Facebook is marking legitimate posts as spam

18 Mar 2020

Why Facebook is marking legitimate posts as spam

With the outbreak of coronavirus, people have resorted to social distancing and spending most of their time on social media, games, and OTT apps.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Italian man pleads authorities to collect sister's dead body

14 Mar 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Italian man pleads authorities to collect sister's dead body

In Italy, where the impact of coronavirus has been calamitous, a man had to make an impassioned appeal on social media to get the authorities to collect the body of his dead sister, who passed away due to COVID-19.

Facebook giving free Portal devices to employees: Here's why

12 Mar 2020

Facebook giving free Portal devices to employees: Here's why

As the cases of coronavirus continue to increase in the US, Facebook is doing everything possible to make working from home convenient for its employees.

Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now

10 Mar 2020

Jack Dorsey to stay as Twitter's CEO, for now

Jack Dorsey will stay as the CEO of Twitter, at least for the near future.

How to make your Instagram account more impressive

09 Mar 2020

How to make your Instagram account more impressive

Hands down, Instagram is one of the most influential social media platforms out there.