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.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
Nicolas Maduro slammed the US-based website after many government-linked accounts were suspended, urged citizens to flood the service in retaliation.
In a statement posted on his Twitter handle, Kumar said he had decided to quit as he believes the organisation is bigger than the individual.
President Trump’s late night musings on social media could soon be archived as official statements if the COVFEFE act gets passed.
The US president claims that the statements given by the fired FBI director at the recent hearing regarding the Russia investigation were false.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and others are clamping down on anyone who shows sympathy or support for Qatar.
While the tweeter-in-chief remained silent during Comey’s testimony, Donald Trump Jr. took up the mantle, live tweeting through the entire proceedings
Trump accused Khan of making a “pathetic excuse” over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets.
Trump called out the Justice Department on submitting a ‘politically correct’ version of the ban, which he thinks needs to be toughened up.
This week looks at why we’re so good at resisting facts that don’t fit our worldview and what that says about how we understand the media’s role in society.
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.
The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.
Manning was recently released from a US military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in US history.
Relatives of victims of the San Bernardino shootout are suing the online giants for allowing ISIS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
Crucial events over the last month, which will decide the fate of the beleaguered $16-billion mining project, have sparked a surprising amount of pro-Adani tweets.
With climate change leading to increasing disasters, effectively using social media data and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Whether Tata Tea or Pepsi, the ads mock the work done by activists, reducing them to caricatures.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
Pepsi was heavily criticised for coopting resistance movements for profit and using Kendall Jenner to evoke Black Lives Matter in its new ad.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Pakistan and can carry the death penalty.
Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that’s not going to happen, how else can it be kept safe?
Mexicans are increasingly using social media as a tool to discuss and protest.
The unprecedented accessibility to the president-elect was highlighted as he returned calls to reporters trying to get in touch with him.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
This week’s column looks at the point behind sharing videos of the Bengaluru assault, Kim Kardashian’s calculated return to social media and emotional work.
Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the US has raised interest after President-elect Donald Trump said last month he would reconsider the long-standing ‘one China’ policy.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Trump called Streep an “overrated actress” which resulted inTwitter hashtag #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated trending with users listing other issues Trump has dismissed.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.