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Blog Entry CIS’ Comments to the Christchurch Call
by Tanaya Rajwade, Elonnai Hickok, and Raouf Kundil Peedikayil published Oct 31, 2019 last modified Nov 04, 2019 02:13 PM — filed under: , ,
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron co-chaired the Christchurch Call to Action in May 2018 to “bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism.”
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Networked Public: How Social Media is Changing Democracy
by Amber Sinha published Sep 19, 2019 last modified Oct 03, 2019 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The book looks at how networks exert unchecked power in subverting political discourse and polarizing the public in India. Towards that, it investigates the history of misinformation and the biases that make the public susceptible to it, how digital platforms and their governance impacts the public’s behaviour in them, as well as the changing face of political targeting in a data-driven ecosystem.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Seminar on “Evolution of communication: Social Media & Beyond”
by Admin published Mar 07, 2019 last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:52 PM — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham will be a speaker at this event organized by TRAI on March 15 at Hotel Radisson Blu GRT, Near Airport, Chennai. Sunil will be speaking on How should Internet Giants- Social Media, Search engines and ad tech be Regulated.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Rural Indians don’t trust messages on WhatsApp blindly: Survey
by Admin published Oct 28, 2018 — filed under: ,
Only 8% of the respondents marked 10 as their trust score on a scale of 1-10, where 1 stands for complete distrust and 10 for complete trust, in information received on WhatsApp, found a survey.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Brazil’s experience a red flag for WhatsApp in Indian polls, say experts
by Admin published Oct 28, 2018 — filed under: ,
Data shows that the share of active WhatsApp users in rural India has doubled since 2017, according to a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre draws red lines for Whatsapp over fake news, says must comply with Indian laws
by Admin published Aug 27, 2018 — filed under: , ,
In a meeting with WhatsApp’s CEO Chris Daniels, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India put forward several demands, including that the company must have a grievance officer in India and have proper compliance of Indian laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp races against time to fix fake news mess ahead of 2019 general elections
by Admin published Jul 25, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'
by Admin published Jun 26, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were kidnappers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.
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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