Social media

Social media News

SC says Centre should frame guidelines to deal with social media misuse

The Supreme Court has observed that technology has taken a "dangerous turn" and asked the Centre to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.

Social media misuse has taken dangerous turn, govt must step in now, says Supreme Court

A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose expressed serious concern over some social media platforms not being able to trace the originator of a message or an online content and said the government must step in now.

Advertising

Lack of sleep due to social media impacts kids' mental health more than actual apps, says study

The study draws its observations from 12,000 teenagers, between ages 13-16. About 51 per cent of girls and 43 per cent of boys were found to use social media more than thrice a day in Grade 9, which increased to 75 per cent of girls and 69 per cent of boys by Grade 11.

The social media crisis we really need to pay attention to

Social media turns everything into a crisis, and a crisis into a spectacle.

Be careful while sharing social media posts: Pranab Mukherjee

Addressing the gathering of journalists, Pranab Mukherjee said that whenever he reads newspapers, he is assured that the report has been edited and verified, which is not the case with social media posts.

Privacy rights, wrongs

In hearing clutch of petitions concerning Aadhaar and social media, Supreme Court must be guided by its own ruling

Advertising

This 'creepy' sculpture of a hand with a face is freaking people out in New Zealand

People in New Zealand's Wellington woke up to a terrifying hand gazing at them from atop an art gallery building and many are not very sure how they feel about it.

Lilly Singh 'hangs up the cape', says she won't refer to herself as Superwoman any more

Lilly Sing, who used the monicker for almost a decade concluded by saying, "And so at this time, it feels right to give thanks to the moniker Superwoman and to lay the cape to rest."

5 pictures of your child you should not post online

Take extra caution to ensure that you do not share your child's full name, home or school address, or live location online. The information, if obtained by mischief mongers, can be misused.

Sharenting: Oversharing your child's pictures online isn't just risky but unhealthy too

Sharenting: The overuse of social media by parents or what is termed sharenting has left experts wondering if this risks a child's privacy with parents sharing too much information online. And it can also impact your child's personality.

Social media Videos

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.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's Take On Social Media, Yoga & The Blue Whale Game

Renowned yogi and author Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said a blue whale belongs in the ocean, not in a computer when asked about the dangerous Internet ‘game’ that persuades young people to take their lives at the end of a series of challenges.

Advertising

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.

Advertising