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Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30! by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 10:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 04:44 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How To Win Friends, FB Style
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 12:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
What Bengaluru Thinks of the Big Tech Announcements in Silicon Valley
There is a split verdict on the big tech announcements made out of California during the Prime Minister's visit, in the desi version of Silicon Valley - ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 01:26 PM — Filed under: , ,
After data leak row, Facebook imposes restrictions on user data access
MEIT issues notice to Facebook even as experts debate absolute impact on the second largest developer community. by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Government gives free publicity worth 40k to Twitter and Facebook
We conducted a 2 week survey of newspapers for links between government advertisement to social media giants. As citizens, we should be worried about the close ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 27, 2018 09:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the ... by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2016 01:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 10, 2016 02:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 11, 2016 01:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
There is No Such Thing as Free Basics
India would not see the rain of Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they could benefit from ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 14, 2016 11:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have consolidated their three year knowledge inquiry into the field of youth, technology and change in a four ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 10, 2015 09:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media – Roundtable Report
The Centre for Internet and Society in collaboration with the Takshashila Institution held a roundtable discussion on “ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media” ... by Vidushi Marda, Aditya Tejus, Megha Nambiar and Japreet Grewal last modified Dec 16, 2016 02:19 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
PDP Bill is coming: WhatsApp Privacy Policy analysis
WhatsApp started off the new year with changes to its privacy policy that has several implications for data protection and the digital governance ecosystem at ... by Pallavi Bedi & Shweta Reddy last modified Jan 19, 2021 08:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Ahead of hosting Modi, Facebook rebrands internet.org as Free Basics
Hinting at what could be vital points of discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, the social media giant ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 02:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board: Policy on Cross-checks
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted public comments to the Facebook Oversight Board on a policy consultation. by [in alphabetical order] Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Singh, Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar last modified Feb 09, 2022 05:31 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Content Removal on Facebook — A Case of Privatised Censorship?
Any activity on Facebook, be it creating an account, posting a picture or status update or creating a group or page, is bound by Facebook’s Terms of Service ... by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jun 16, 2014 05:23 AM — Filed under: , , ,
WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech. by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
The (in)Visible Subject: Power, Privacy and Social Networking
In this entry, I will argue that the interplay between privacy and power on social network sites works ultimately to subject individuals to the gaze of others, ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price
Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2016 11:32 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Linking Facebook use to free top-up data
Just before the Trai notification, the Ambani brothers signed a spectrum sharing pact and they have been sharing optic fibre since 2013. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2016 12:33 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Zuckerberg's Plan Spurned as India Backs Full Net Neutrality
Facebook Inc.’s plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook is censoring some posts on Indian Kashmir
Film makers, activists and journalists accused Facebook of blocking their accounts this week after they posted messages and images related to the violence in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2016 03:03 AM — Filed under: ,
We Truly are the Product being Sold
WhatsApp has announced it will begin sharing user data such as names, phone numbers, and other analytics with its parent company, Facebook, and with the ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:08 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
Cyber-laws in India are severely flawed, with neither lawyers nor technologists being able to understand them, and the Cyber-Law Group in DEIT being incapable ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,