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Now, Twitter too caught up in Cambridge Analytica controversy
by Admin published May 02, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Twitter does not share a break-up of users by region, the platform has less than 100 million users in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Allow admins to add users to online group chats only after permission: SFLC.in
by Admin published Jun 01, 2018 last modified Jun 26, 2018 02:03 AM — filed under: ,
SFLC.in -- a donor supported legal services organisation -- has written an open letter to messaging service providers like WhatsApp, Facebook and others, urging them to modify their platforms to ensure that users are not added to group chats without their permission.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Effective Activism: The Internet, Social Media, and Hierarchical Activism in New Delhi
by Sarah McKeever published Jul 16, 2015 last modified Jul 16, 2015 08:22 AM — filed under: , , ,
This post by Sarah McKeever is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Sarah is a PhD candidate at the India Institute, King’s College London, and her work focuses on the impact of social media on contemporary political movements. In this essay, she explores the increasingly hierarchical system of activism on the Internet, based on Western corporate desire for data, and how it is shaping who is seen and heard on the Internet in India.
Located in RAW
J&K social media ban: Use of 132-year-old Act can’t stand judicial scrutiny, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 04, 2017 02:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jammu and Kashmir's social media ban: Legal experts are not convinced this is a viable order
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Is India the next frontier for Facebook?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 09, 2014 last modified Nov 05, 2014 12:43 AM — filed under: ,
Pushing to bring hundreds of millions of Indians into the online world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday called for expanding his pet project to provide free mobile Internet for developing countries into India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Social media may influence 160 LS seats in 2014
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
Social media is likely to influence politics and elections in 160 of India’s 543 Parliament constituencies, making Facebook and Twitter users the nation’s newest voting bloc, a new study suggests.
Located in News & Media
Vote: Will Social Media Impact the Election?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 15, 2013 last modified Apr 15, 2013 08:30 AM — filed under: ,
As India enters election mode, social media has become one of many platforms where possible prime ministerial candidates are being scrutinized.
Located in News & Media
Regulating Social Media: Unrealistic, Impossible, Necessary?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 15, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 04:50 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju calls for regulating social media, saying it will prevent offensive material coming into the public domain. But is it really necessary to regulate the social media? If yes, is it possible to do it?
Located in News & Media
Facebook’s Fight to Be Free
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media