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Strengthen capabilities to check social media misuse: Rajnath

Jun 18 2018

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to check misuse of social media for illegal activities, an official statement said.

Anupam Kher calls Narendra Modi 'rockstar'

Jun 13 2018

Veteran actor Anupam Kher called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "rockstar" after the latter posted his fitness video on social media.

Rollback hike in fuel prices instead of 'showing fitness': Cong

May 26 2018

The Congress said that the govt should rollback the increase in fuel prices instead of "showing fitness", apparently referring to BJP ministers posting videos of their workouts on social media.

I&B Minister urges people to get fit, fitter

May 22 2018

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and videos on his exercise regime on the social media to inspire others to follow his advice.

FTC urged to 'make Facebook safe for democracy'

May 21 2018

A team of progressive advocacy groups has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to "make Facebook safe for democracy" by breaking the social media giant's monopoly in the market.

Facebook received over 22K data requests from Indian govt in 2017

May 17 2018

Facebook received more than 22,000 requests from the Indian govt for data in 2017, the second highest globally after the US, it said.

Facebook says posts with graphic violence rose in early 2018

May 15 2018

The number of posts on Facebook showing graphic violence rose in the first three months of the year from a quarter earlier, possibly driven by the war in Syria, the social network said.

90% of 'active' Twitterati spread falsehoods during disasters

May 12 2018

Nearly 90 per cent of Twitter's 'active' users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found.

Paper plane protesters urge Russia to unblock Telegram app

Apr 30 2018

Thousands of people marched through Moscow, throwing paper planes and calling for authorities to unblock the popular Telegram instant messaging app on Monday.

Facebook shrinks doubtful stories to fight fake news

Apr 29 2018

After Facebook's red warning labels to flag fake news backfired, FB is now literally sizing down the doubtful stories to prevent the triumph of falsehood on its platform.

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