Facebook is planning to remove publisher posts from the newsfeed to give you more time with advertisers.
It is time to reflect on the Internet and its role from the perspective of the people, of the public interest and of society.
There is something innately wrong about the way harassment is portrayed in the media and the effect it has on the reader.
The document cited methods such as covert intelligence operations and false online personas with state-funded media, third-party intermediaries and paid social media users or ‘trolls used by Russia, to influence public opinion across the world.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
As the Justice Srikrishna committee goes about its job, it is important to understand that fusing European-style regulation with a coercive Indian political system is a recipe for disaster.
The move, which is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order on 2G and auctioning spectrum, could result in potential revenue loss of up to Rs 4 lakh crore.
If things continue as they are, the internet will soon become the staging ground for a new kind of class war.
Instead of attempting to regulate these companies through external mechanisms, we need to ride the wave of Big Tech awareness to demand transparency and accountability.
“Section 67 is the new Section 66A. This action smacks of political censorship.”
Facebook aims to make it easy for its users to connect with those who may need blood, but it remains to be seen whether real donors will step up, instead of just sharing a Facebook badge claiming that they are blood donors.
Facebook revealed this month that suspected Russian trolls purchased more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on its platform during the 2016 election cycle.
This week: Putting a price on privacy, Facebook’s relationship with free will and how to regulate Big Tech.
You are the mask you wear. Your fake profile is your real profile.
US President Donald Trump on September 5 moved to rescind in March the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which protects immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
The partnership defies 20th-century notions of a public private partnership and offers a glimpse of the private sector tipping its hat to the sovereign function and prerogative in identifying and authenticating the beneficiaries of a digital service.
Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.
While the FCC and TRAI chairmen may share similar goals, India’s telecom regulator should pick and choose what it wants to take away from the US debate.
About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier
If the government wants to protect the data of individuals collected by private entities, why does it deny the same under the Aadhaar scheme?
The omission of online ads could be a potential hurdle for those investigating alleged Russian meddling in last year’s US presidential election.
Activists of right-wing organisations vandalised a vegetable shop owned by the family of a minor who had allegedly posted an “offensive” picture of the Kedarnath shrine on Facebook.
But general statements that do not target specific individuals from the SC/ST communities would not be considered an offence, said the Delhi High Court.
Internal documents of the algorithms that Facebook uses to distinguish hate speech from legitimate political expression reveal rules and nuances behind its censorship, and their differential implementation.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
At a time when social media is a conduit of lies and rumours, youngsters in Assam are using it to prevent child marriages in the district of Darrang.
The man was prosecuted by the counter terrorism court for playing ‘blasphemous’ material on his phone at a bus stop.
Facebook won particular praise for reviewing most complaints within a 24-hour target timeframe set down in a code of conduct agreed on in December.
Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.
The first of its kind, a report by the Digital Rights Foundation has recorded the experiences of online harassment, bullying and fear faced by women in Pakistan.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
Viewers of any content insulting the royal family could now be jailed for up to 15 years in Thailand.
If the aggressive anti-rights stand of the government in the Aadhaar case triumphs, the march towards an authoritarian state will be swift.
The Greens also want Facebook to pay damages, which would make it easier for individuals in similar cases to take the financial risk of taking legal action.
Relatives of victims of the San Bernardino shootout are suing the online giants for allowing ISIS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media.
‘They were 14- and 16-year old and were given electric shocks on their wrists and breasts,’ a Chhattisgarh jail officer writes about human rights violations.
“This blockade is nothing but a gag on my work, my freedom of expression.”