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Election Commission to monitor conduct of political parties on Facebook, Twitter and Google
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 25, 2013 last modified Dec 30, 2013 07:02 AM — filed under: ,
With Congress and BJP hammering away at each other in the ongoing assembly contests that will set the stage for national polls next year, the Election Commission wants to make sure social media and online platforms run by Google, Facebook and Twitter are not used to breach the code of conduct that governs candidates and parties. The commission's key concerns relate to malicious content and exceeding the campaign expense limit.
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Delhi gang rape: What Facebook, Twitter expose about govt
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 last modified Dec 31, 2012 01:02 AM — filed under: ,
When constable Subhash Tomar collapsed during the anti-rape agitation in New Delhi, the government was keen to say he suffered injuries inflicted by the protesters. But the administration's version of events was challenged soon on social media, and the mainstream media latched onto the mystery and started pressurising the government to come clean.
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Clash of the cyberworlds
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2013 last modified Jan 15, 2013 06:57 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In an increasingly digital world, the issue of Internet freedom and governance has become hugely contested. Censorship and denial of access occur across the political spectrum of nations, even in liberal democracies.
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‘Mobile’ voters may sway polls
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 05, 2014 — filed under: ,
BABALAL Patel’s tiny tea stall in Mumbai is a long way from Silicon Valley. It is not even that close to Bangalore, the Indian equivalent.
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Girls just wanna have... a voice
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 08, 2014 last modified Apr 01, 2014 11:21 AM — filed under: ,
Many Indian women have taken to Twitter, the micro-blogging site, to air their views. And some of them have become social media celebrities by virtue of their wise and witty tweets. Prasun Chaudhuri looks at the women who matter in India’s Twitterverse.
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The politics of Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 03, 2014 — filed under: ,
With the social media becoming an important political battleground, is Facebook affecting friendships and trying to influence our political leanings?
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Lok sabha polls: Social media companies launch special pages for polls
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 14, 2014 — filed under: ,
Internet and social media giants such as Google and Facebook have launched special campaigns, pages and services around the Indian Lok Sabha elections to make the most of the world's largest democratic exercise that kicked off on Monday.
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Blog Entry FOEX Live: May 26-27, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published May 27, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
A selection of news from across India implicating online freedom of expression and use of digital technology
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry FOEX Live: May 28-29, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published May 29, 2014 last modified May 29, 2014 08:58 AM — filed under: , , ,
A selection of news from across India with a bearing on online freedom of expression and use of digital technology
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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.
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