Hint of thaw: IT Ministry to meet social media firms after House session

IN WHAT APPEARS to be early signs of a thaw in relations after an extended public slugfest, senior executives from social media intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, are scheduled to meet officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) no sooner the Monsoon session of Parliament ends on August 13. According […]

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Facebook expects future growth to ‘decelerate significantly’

The social media giant did, however, beat Wall Street estimates for the second quarter due to increased ad spending. Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s shares down about 5 percent in extended trading. The company […]

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Activision Blizzard workers walk out while fans call for boycott

The maker of the games Diablo and Warcraft is accused of sexual harassment and assault, as well as a culture in which women faced unequal pay. More than 100 people showed up Wednesday morning outside an office of Activision Blizzard Inc. in Southern California to demonstrate their support of a sexual harassment lawsuit and to […]

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Tunisia crisis prompts surge in foreign social media manipulation

The political crisis in Tunisia has prompted a surge of social media propaganda and manipulation emanating mostly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), much of it attempting to skew the narrative so that it justifies Tunisian President Kais Saied’s decision to suspend parliament and sack the prime minister. Soon after news broke […]

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Google parent sees record quarterly profits on back of retail ads

With consumers spending more time online during the pandemic, retailers have been pushing to reach them there. Google parent Alphabet Inc’s quarterly revenue and profit surged to record highs, the company reported on Tuesday, powered by a rise in advertising spending as more consumers shopped online. Shares of Alphabet, the world’s largest provider of search […]

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Why are Facebook and Amazon afraid of Lina Khan?

Most Americans can’t name the chair of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s antitrust watchdog – because the position normally doesn’t attract widespread attention. But Lina Khan is changing that. The 32-year-old associate professor of law at Columbia University (currently on leave as she serves in government) has Big Tech up […]

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Apple iPhone Users, Instagram Will Now Let You Decide If You Want To See Sensitive Content

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform Instagram has announced a new feature for iPhone users called Sensitive Content Control. This new feature lets users above the age of 18 choose whether they want to see more or less sensitive content. The feature will allow users to choose between three levels of allowing/ disallowing sensitive content on the […]

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Lewis Hamilton racially abused online after British GP win

Formula One star subjected to racist abuse on social media following record eighth British Grand Prix victory. Motor racing star Lewis Hamilton has been targeted by racist abuse online after winning the British Grand Prix over the weekend. The seven-times world champion celebrated a record eighth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone after […]

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