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It is time we trade joy for fear: Jay Shetty on how to overcome the 'Fear of Missing Out'

Jay Shetty, a motivational speaker and vlogger talks how FOMO controls our lives. "We end up living the lives that others expect of us rather than the life we truly want for ourselves", he says.

ShareChat says it removed over 4,87,000 pieces of content and user accounts

According to the breakdown of the removed accounts and content pieces removed by the company, over 13,195 unique pieces of content were removed from the politics and news section.


How excessive use of technology and social media impacts kids' mental health

Research has indicated that internet use is shaping the way children think. Since children's brains are still developing and grasping new information, technology is playing a huge part in the way that the brains of this generation is developing that is different from the previous generations.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Social media teams of parties find ways to tiptoe around regulations

With WhatsApp blocking its users from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups, some have started sending messages by copy-pasting while others have appointed more people to distribute the messages.

Britain plans social media watchdog to battle harmful content

In the most serious cases, companies could also be banned from operating in Britain if they do not everything reasonably practical to eradicate harmful content.

Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content

Governments across the world are wrestling over how to better control content on social media platforms, often blamed for encouraging abuse, the spread of online pornography, and for influencing or manipulating voters.


Countries want to ban ‘weaponized’ social media. What would that look like?

What if Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were treated like traditional publishers, expected to vet every post, comment and image before they reached the public? Or like Boeing or Toyota, held responsible for the safety of their products and the harm they cause?

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Consider if time for removing flagged social media content should be reduced, Bombay HC tells EC

Facebook, Google and YouTube informed the court that to combat foreign interference, only authorised advertisers will be allowed to purchase political ads during the elections. The counsel for Twitter said that they will not accept any foreign payments for the advertisements.

Hate speech spreading like wildfire through social media: UN Chief Antonio Guterres

In order to combat hate speech, and “defend the principles of equality and human dignity,” Guterres asked his special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to coordinate a strategy and plan of action for the UN system.

Most leaders new to social media, not tech savvy: BJP Delhi social media head

"One thing people should realise is that most leaders are new to social media, and not tech savvy. They do make mistakes unintentionally," says BJP Delhi social media head Puneet Agarwal.

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The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.


Film fraternity welcomes Sanju Baba with open arms

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.