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Social media sites face worldwide upheaval, US supreme court told

May 15, 2022 11:14 am

The emergency filing Friday seeking to block the Texas law -- HB20 -- comes two days after a divided federal appeals court let it take effect while a legal challenge filed by the tech groups goes forward.

‘Third-party content: Social media cos may face more legal scrutiny’

May 11, 2022 12:52 am

A new law — Digital India Act — is in works, which would incorporate all aspects covering cyber security, social media, digital services, personal data protection, etc, sources in the government said.

Plea against action on Insta account: Contradicting Centre, Meta says no need for notice before action

May 06, 2022 8:49 am

The IT Rules, 2021 specify that the significant social media intermediaries must provide a user with an “opportunity to dispute the action being taken by such intermediary and request for the reinstatement of access to such information”, the company said.

Doomscrolling: Know its health effects and ways to keep it in check

May 03, 2022 2:29 pm

"The doomscrolling habit has had a negative impact on mental health, triggering and worsening anxiety, stress, depression, panic, and rapidly impacting one’s mental and neurological health that is triggered by being glued to the screen," said Dr Fabian Almeida, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan.

Ministries get trained on a new dashboard: ‘PM Speech Tracker’

May 02, 2022 3:49 pm

In response to an RTI filed by the newspaper, the Niti Aayog said the training programme was conducted in coordination with the NIC division to understand the functioning of the dashboard.

‘Despite advent of social media, politicians need to maintain direct communication with people’

April 30, 2022 6:03 am

Young politicians on the panel discussion included Rohit Pawar, MLA, NCP, Devendra Bhuyar, Independent MLA from Amravati, Yogesh Kadam, MLA, Shiv Sena, and Siddharth Shirole, MLA, BJP.

Do not post any anti-Govt content on social media, tell kin too: TIFR to staff

April 16, 2022 2:15 pm

"The DAE has set-ups across the country in different places. Photos or videos referred to in the letter could have been from any of these set-ups and then a universal directive might have been issued for all set-ups. In a few days, there could be more clarity on this," sources said.

In meeting with PM Modi, Delhi BJP MPs assessed on social media performance

April 13, 2022 9:44 am

The MPs were “judged” on two parameters, each having 16 points.

Social media has a serious disinformation problem. But it can be fixed

April 11, 2022 9:06 am

Ruchi Gupta writes: There are more thoughtful ways to structure social media platforms, which would help connect and root people in their own communities instead of isolating them locally while ‘connecting’ them virtually


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

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

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.