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Company apologises for ad that said domestic help's hands 'may be infected'

May 28, 2020 1:44 pm

While the advertisement that was posted on Instagram was removed, screenshots of the campaign was shared and condemned on other  social media platforms for being 'sexist' and 'classist'. The company has now apologised the campaign.

Man beaten up at Awhad’s bungalow: Five arrested

April 09, 2020 10:14 pm

Awhad claimed that the victim had been uploading objectionable social media posts on his party leaders and family members for the past two years.

Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants to target fake COVID-19 posts: EU

March 28, 2020 2:12 pm

Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and other tech giants were told to step up their efforts to stop the spread of fake information about the Covid-19 virus, including giving better access to their data to help with research.

In love and want to tell the world? Here's what you need to keep in mind first

March 25, 2020 5:09 pm

You need to find out if you and your significant other are on the same page regarding this.

Quitting social media or taking a break? Here's what you must know

March 04, 2020 8:25 am

All major platforms from Facebook to Twitter, to Instagram give users the option to deactivate their accounts or if they want they can delete them entirely.

Explained: Why are toxic propaganda posts shared on social media so widely?

February 20, 2020 9:41 am

In Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America, Andrew Marantz, a journalist with The New Yorker explores how online fringe ideas spread fake news.

Are you guilty of telling these lies on social media?

February 11, 2020 1:16 pm

Not everything you see on social media is true.

Social media users copy online friends' healthy or unhealthy eating habits: Study

February 08, 2020 12:37 pm

Facebook users were found to eat an extra portion of unhealthy snack foods and sugary drinks for every three portions that they thought their online social groups consumed.

Twitter adds ‘caste’ to its hateful conduct policy

January 11, 2020 3:56 am

"Our Hateful Conduct Policy always prohibited behavior that targets individuals based on protected categories (including caste). Today, we have updated the policy to specially include the word caste.”

CES 2020: Twitter working on group conversations, author moderated replies

January 09, 2020 11:18 am

Twitter is also making it easier for people to follow their interests. "It is sort of ironic that actually following your interest is quite difficult on Twitter.”


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

November 20, 2018 10:07 am

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

February 26, 2016 7:09 am

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.