Tech giants must step up their efforts to tackle the spread of fake news online over the next few months or potentially face further regulation from the European Union.
Britain’s health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked the people to exercise caution on news items being circulated on the social media as in many cases they are fake.
British pubs group JD Wetherspoon closed all its social media accounts, saying it was taking a stand against an industry accused of misusing personal data.
EU watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic or political purposes, following the scandal engulfing Facebook.
ICICI Bank has launched a cross-border remittance facility that can be used by NRIs for sending money to their friends and family in India through social media.
The HRD Ministry has advised students and parents not to rely on rumours and to report to the CBSE if they come across any "hoax leaked papers" floated on social media.
Facebook Inc said it had begun “fact-checking” photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world’s largest social media network.
Sarbananda Sonowal ordered the Information and Public Relations Department to create a fresh directorate to specifically deal with the electronic and social media.
Ravi Shankar Prasad held discussions with senior ministry officials to explore steps to ensure that consumers data on social media is not misused to influence elections.
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