India needs Facebook, Twitter anti-fake tools
Trump and allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, testing Twitter’s and Facebook’s new rules on handling election-related misinformation.
Will free speech pay the price as governments across the world ask social media platforms to moderate content?
Some law- makers even wanted...
Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after BJP bias allegation
Ankhi Das, a senior Facebook executive in India, is leaving the social m...
Data protection: Parliament's joint panel summons Facebook, Twitter
The joint committee led by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The agenda of Friday's meeting read: "Oral evidence by the representatives of Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019."
Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das resigns weeks after hate speech controversy
The resignation comes weeks after Facebook and Ankhi Das faced questions internally from employees over how political content is regulated in its biggest market, India.
Centre backs Facebook in SC row with Delhi Assembly over summons
“Public order and police are not in their domain. Hence, it is beyond their jurisdiction,” SG Tushar Mehta told a bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, in a statement which seemed to back Facebook it its row with the Delhi government.
Twitter tightens misinformation limits ahead of November 3 US election
The social platform will remove tweets that encourage violence or call for people to interfere with election results. Tweets that falsely claim a candidate has won will be labelled to direct users to the official U.S. election results page on Twitter.
View: Facebook controversy has shown that free speech just an excuse to polarise
Facebook has now become an uncontrollable Frankenstein, a gargantuan monster that is capable of slaying democracies, upending social behaviour, destroying fragile minds and creating a toxic addiction to screen time. The Social Dilemma documentary tries to capture the raging madness that has imperceptibly overwhelmed humanity.
Google, Facebook, Twitter to come under new I&B ministry regulations
The move coupled with the announcement on October 16 that FDI in digital media would be capped at 26% signals increasing government oversight on news dissemination through the digital route.
Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech
As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook's position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.
WhatsApp confirms disappearing messages features
Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp has confirmed its new exciting disappearing messages feature which, once enabled, will...
UK to set up watchdog to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook
The Digital Markets Unit will be launched in April and could have powers to ‘suspend, block and reverse decisions of tech giants’, order them to take actions and impose fines.
How countries are trying to make Google, Facebook pay for news content
Google and Facebook ferry more than 80% of external traffic to various news sites, according to Parse.ly, a web analytics and content optimisation software for online publishers, but most of the income goes to the internet platforms, not to content generators. This means media outlets are not the principal beneficiaries of revenue from news consumption digitally.
Facebook allows users to watch videos with their friends on Messenger
The company launched the tool in July as it looks to take on Zoom Video communications inc that became a household name driven by the coronavirus-driven boom in demand for its platform.