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Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from @IndiaPostOffice, the official twitter handle of the Indian postal service.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to share user data with parent Facebook is a violation of the promise of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The year social media came of age in India
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 — filed under: ,
Sambhavi Saxena, 19, was at Jantar Mantar on December 25 protesting against Nirbhaya's brutal rape when Delhi Police swooped down, rounded her up along with other agitators and took them to the Parliament Street police station. Sambhavi fired tweet after tweet even as she was bundled into a van.
Located in News & Media
LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2017 — filed under: ,
Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet across Kashmir.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
A 13-year-old's rape in TN highlights the major threat online sexual grooming poses to children
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: ,
Predatory paedophiles online pose a major threat to children who form 7% of internet users in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Faking it on WhatsApp: How India's favourite messaging app is turning into a rumour mill
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 last modified May 19, 2017 02:44 PM — filed under: ,
Spreading fast and wild on WhatsApp fake news about riots, ‘miracle’ currency
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Suicide videos: Facebook beefs up team to monitor content
by Prasad Krishna published May 20, 2017 — filed under: ,
Responding to the spate of suicides being livestreamed, social media giant Facebook has announced it will add another 3,000 people to its 4,500-strong review team that moderates content. The review team will also work in tandem with law enforcement agencies on this issue.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media