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New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
by Krupa Joseph published Jun 14, 2021 — filed under: , ,
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Beyond Public Squares, Dumb Conduits, and Gatekeepers: The Need for a New Legal Metaphor for Social Media
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: ,
In the past few years, social networking sites have come to play a central role in intermediating the public’s access to and deliberation of information critical to a thriving democracy. In stark contrast to early utopian visions which imagined that the internet would create a more informed public, facilitate citizen-led engagement, and democratize media, what we see now is the growing association of social media platforms with political polarization and the entrenchment of racism, homophobia, and xenophobia.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry TIkTok: It’s time for Biden to make a decision on his digital policy with China
by Aman Nair published Jan 22, 2021 last modified Jan 22, 2021 06:11 AM — filed under: ,
As the United State's new president comes into office he is faced with creating a cohesive digital relations policy that corrects some of the damage done by his predecessor. This article is the first part of a series analysing his policies and challenges.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Interoperability and Portability as a Lever to Enhance User Choice and Privacy in Messaging Platforms
by Kamesh Shekar published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jul 06, 2021 11:37 AM — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
by Aditya Sharma published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — filed under: , , ,
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
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