Social Media

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

In a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the Interior Ministry requested a 'complete blocking' of Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube and Telegram until 3pm.

published on : 16th April 2021

Probe into social media posts expedited

The Cyber Crime Police booked Naidu, Lokesh and a few other TDP functionaries in the party’s IT wing for allegedly posting objectionable comments and photographs.

published on : 13th April 2021

Swansea City announce week-long social media boycott in battle against 'abuse and discrimination'

Swansea City said they also want to stand with players from other clubs who have had to "endure vile discrimination" on social media platforms.

published on : 8th April 2021

Parties use data analytics, AI to understand voters’ preferences in Kerala

Digital agencies and IT wings of parties had collected voters’ data that could differentiate and analyse the past voting patterns with the increase or decrease in the candidates’ popularity. 

published on : 5th April 2021

Expose ‘cash for votes’ on social media, says Kamal

In a tweet, Kamal urged the public to expose on social media the members of political parties who come forward to distribute cash or freebies.

published on : 4th April 2021

Congress banks on data points, social tech to build bypoll strategy

 The Congress, which was beginning to lose its Chanakya touch in the art of elections, is working to step up its game and compete with the BJP, a past master in poll engineering.

published on : 2nd April 2021

Tamil Nadu polls 2021: DMK's social media warriors start counter attack

What gave the DMK men ammunition was an interview by the deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam that the 10.5 per cent reservation for the Vanniyar community was only 'provisional'.

published on : 31st March 2021

 Kerala Elections: Fighting the social media battle

Be it making catchy videos, memes or posters, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo their voters.

published on : 31st March 2021

Time to rein in social media during elections

The amount of information we have voluntarily submitted for the data miners through our social media accounts is humongous.

published on : 28th March 2021

TN elections: Online, party loyalists seek to fake it till they make it

Accounts backing DMK, BJP spread false info on social media to lure voters away from rival party

published on : 27th March 2021

Project polarisation renewed on social media

For instance, short clips of Dr Ezhilan Naganathan, who is contesting in Thousand Lights constituency against BJP’s Kushboo Sundar, has gone viral recently.

published on : 24th March 2021

BJP made to eat its words on freebie culture?

Social media users in general and DMK supporters in particular have come down heavily on BJP for the issues the party has raised in its manifesto, which was released Monday.

published on : 24th March 2021

Teachers warned of action if they choose to show political affinity on social media

It also warned of departmental action against violators. The department has further asked Chief Educational Officers (CEO) 

published on : 20th March 2021

Social media wings give candidates ‘mass’ appeal

Teams come up with creative poll-related content to woo voters

published on : 19th March 2021

China summons tech giants over 'deep fakes', internet security

In 2019, China issued rules banning online video and audio providers from using artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality technologies.

published on : 18th March 2021
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