Megha Mandavia

  • MeitY fails to notify online content rules

    MeitY fails to notify online content rules

    Ministry may notify guidelines before the next hearing of the case in the top court which is expected in the last week of Jan, say sources. The apex court is hearing all petitions filed in various HCs with respect to the legal obligations of social media platforms & how they should provide info of users posting & transmitting ‘harmful’ content.

    House Panel wants a fix to social media’s porn problem

    House Panel wants a fix to social media’s porn problem

    The panel, formed in December, has so far met with representatives of Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Google and ShareChat. Last week, the panel members asked Twitter about its policy allowing pornography on its platform, according to two sources.

    ShareChat wants tighter laws for foreign platforms

    ShareChat wants tighter laws for foreign platforms

    ShareChat said India needs a framework to protect children under the age of 18 online, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in the US. It, however, made clear that it was against the proposed rule to proactively monitor content. Share-Chat’s demand flies in the face of concerns expressed by industry group Internet and Mobile Association of India.

    Netas open wallets for social media ads as polls loom

    Netas open wallets for social media ads as polls loom

    While micro-blogging platform Twitter banned political advertising in October, Google curbed ways in which political parties can micro target their campaigns in November. Chinese ByteDance-owned short-video platform TikTok does not allow political advertising at all.

    Facebook says Watch emerges as preferred platform for fans to connect with creators

    Facebook says Watch emerges as preferred platform for fans to connect with creators

    The social media giant said Facebook Watch has a wide range of shows to offer which appeal to a diverse Indian audience. The company added that users have virtually connected around videos through interactive features such as comments, shares, reactions, polls, Groups, messages and Watch Parties on Facebook Watch.

    Activists rally against ‘illegal’ surveillance of CAA protests

    Activists rally against ‘illegal’ surveillance of CAA protests

    Ask Delhi Police to halt use of facial recognition tech to identify demonstrators, point to unlawful use of drones. The officer, however, insisted the force was “not violating privacy”. India is among the world’s top three surveillance states, according to a recent study released by UK-based firm.

    Indian techies take up pen to write against CAA

    Indian techies take up pen to write against CAA

    The letter – ‘TechAgainstFascism’ on online publishing platform Medium – comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country and overseas have protested against what they fear are policies that could render many Muslims stateless. Thousands have been detained by the police for protests across India.

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