social media

Cyber Crime Volunteer Programme: Citizens to ‘spy’ on each other on social media? Beware!

The volunteer programme is supposed to act as a facilitative tool between ordinary citizens and the government for the prevention of cybercrime. 

published on : 2nd March 2021

Rule on blocking online content not new: Centre defends social media, OTT guidelines

On Thursday, the government had notified new rules for the regulation of online content. 

published on : 28th February 2021

New social media rules lack Parliament's assent, bureaucrats may misuse vast powers: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi did say social media cannot be left unregulated, but added no attempt should be made to control it through non-statutory rules.

published on : 28th February 2021

Centre sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules

The new rules, announced earlier this week, require 'significant social media intermediaries' to follow additional due diligence, including the appointment of a chief compliance officer.

published on : 27th February 2021

Centre's social media rules are dictatorial: Maharashtra Minister

Some bureaucrats deciding on what needs to be published and what not on any media platform is nothing but an attack on the freedom of press in India, Patil added.

published on : 27th February 2021

Fake-news matter will be heard by new bench, says Delhi HC after adjourning hearing

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh said that a new bench will be designated for hearing the petitions.

published on : 26th February 2021

Details on originator of 'mischievous info' needed:  Govt releases new rules for social media, OTT platforms

These new rules have been introduced to address rampant abuse of social media platforms, the spread of fake news, among other concerns says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

published on : 25th February 2021

What’s going online? Parents must watch

Recent incident of a Malappuram girl getting addicted to drugs and abused by several people once again exposes the dangers of children spending too much time on social media. 

published on : 25th February 2021

It's a 'sweet' deal for cane farmers

Manoj Dharmar and Vasanthanidhi ran into a few sugarcane farmers while travelling to Dharmapuri. When they heard their stories, the two decided to help the farmers.

published on : 24th February 2021

What an overdose of toxic positivity mean

Open any social media app, other than the bombardment of unwanted news feed you also get a sudden gigantic sweep of positive messages, reels, videos and streams.

published on : 23rd February 2021

Social media, a double-edged sword for activism 

Social media has loomed large as a cyber outlet, through which ideas are expressed, trounced, trolled and wars among ideologies and differing views are waged over unending threads.

published on : 22nd February 2021

Govt working on law to regulate social media: Ram Madhav

Madhav's comments come amid a row between the government and Twitter over blocking of accounts with IT Minister asking the micro-blogging site to follow the Indian law.

published on : 21st February 2021

Death threats, racist abuse, sexist slurs: English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

One of world football's leading anti-discrimination officials believes it could be time to log off until meaningful action is taken.

published on : 13th February 2021

Intensify social media slugfest, send 50 lakh messages per hour: Amit Shah to Bengal BJP

Shah set up a target of 2 crore people and asked the party workers to include them in cyber activities.

published on : 13th February 2021

'Send 50 lakh messages every hour': Shah asks Bengal BJP to intensify cyber slugfest 

The BJP’s Bengal chapter has an incomparable social media wing comprising 60 lakh-strong manpower and 40,000 WhatsApp groups.

published on : 12th February 2021
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