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Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
by Admin published May 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30!
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
by Jessamine Mathew published Jul 04, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook is censoring some posts on Indian Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2016 — filed under: ,
Film makers, activists and journalists accused Facebook of blocking their accounts this week after they posted messages and images related to the violence in the trouble-torn province of Kashmir. In recent weeks, the India administered, Muslim-majority Kashmir state has been facing violence and curfews after protests erupted against the killing of a popular leader of a terrorist group.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top 10 Facts about Free Basics". Sunil argued against the validity of all the 'top 10 facts'.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
by Nishant Shah published May 08, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — filed under: ,
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
FB & Google have already monopolised Indian cyberspace
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2016 last modified Jul 08, 2016 03:59 PM — filed under: , , ,
In an interview with Catch, Sunil Abraham, executive director of Center for Internet & Society, puts the recent US-India cyber relationship framework into perspective. Abraham also talks about how Indian surveillance policies are outdated and why the country has failed to check the hegemonic tendencies of companies like Facebook and Google.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Government gives free publicity worth 40k to Twitter and Facebook
by Akriti Bopanna published Apr 10, 2018 last modified Apr 27, 2018 09:52 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
We conducted a 2 week survey of newspapers for links between government advertisement to social media giants. As citizens, we should be worried about the close nexus between the Indian government and digital behemoths such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. It has become apparent to us after a 2 week print media analysis that our Government has been providing free publicity worth Rs 40,000 to these entities. There are multiple issues with this as this article attempts at pointing out.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
How To Win Friends, FB Style
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , ,
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark Zuckerberg on September 27. Modi got emotional (yet again) while talking about his mother. Zuckerberg, the youngish founder of the world’s largest social networking site, got his parents to meet and pose with Modi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 10, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media