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Making sense of chaos? Algorithm scour social media for clues to cryptocurrency moves

Yet while the use of algorithms, for parsing social media may be growing, some of those interviewed said major challenges and risks remain to their wider deployment, from cost to complexity.

French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France's National Assembly on Friday.


Strict action against teachers using social media during school hours: Anupama Jaiswal

The minister reiterated that the government is trying to provide quality basic education to students in schools.

Imagine: Dear Young Readers, are you ready to opt out of a digitally drugged culture?

The scary thing is that we have accepted this digital clutter so much in our minds and our lives that it has become normal to see people preferring to be on their phones than talk to the person next to them.

Social media may improve mental health in adults, suggests study

The study, published in the Journal of Computer Mediated-Communication, challenges the notion that social media, mobile technologies and the internet contribute to a mental health crisis.

Telling Numbers: Do people trust online news? How Indians, others responded

In India, 36% of respondents trusted the news overall, including 45% in search and 34% in social media. In other markets, 42% of respondents trusted the news overall, with 33% trusting it in search and 23% in social media.


Telling Numbers: Voters rarely share political views, content online

Only one in every four users express their personal views on politics daily or sometimes, and over half said they never do it. Again, only one in every five users said that they share or forward politics news/material daily or sometimes, while a majority said that they never do so.

Telling Numbers: How social media use relates to knowledge of Chowkidar slogans

For example, almost half the respondents who did not use social media had no knowledge of the BJP slogan “Main bhi Chowkidar” and the Congress counter “Chowkidar chor hai”.

Social media should be used as weapon to fight miseries, not for creating them: Facebook's Nitin Saluja

Nitin Saluja primarily drives government and politics outreach work with political parties and government officials.

In the age of social media, the credibility of content is an important issue

The scale and volume at which misinformation is being created; we may need to develop large scale cadres of MIL experts (media information literacy experts) at community levels to reinstall our messaging patterns. If this isn’t done on a priority basis, our society is at a serious risk of information toxicity.

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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.

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.


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.