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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.”

Do you check your phone compulsively? Here are some common triggers

December 27, 2019 12:19 pm

You are not alone when it comes to smartphone addiction. Across age groups, people are obsessing about their phone, more importantly the apps present inside, studies reveal.

Reduced to Numbers

December 21, 2019 10:41 am

Conceding our acts of being human to the facts of being digital

Govt not asking for decrypted data: IT dept official

October 24, 2019 12:24 pm

According to this official, no further consultations will take place on proposed amendments to rules under Section 79 of IT Act, unless required by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

This mom found a simple hack to keep her kids off mobile phones

October 22, 2019 9:23 am

In a social media post, the mother talked about her 'containment counter', where her kids have to leave their phones each night before going to bed.

Teens are practising 'sadfishing' on social media, says research. What does it mean?

October 18, 2019 7:01 pm

The trend came to notice after Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner were reportedly found to practise sadfishing online. Recent surveys are now suggesting that not just adults but even children are resorting to sadfishing on social media.


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.