How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science
These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.
Google celebrates Children's Day with a 'Walking Tree' doodle by seven-year-old
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From Oyo to Uber, how SoftBank’s $100 billion has left the startup ecosystem weaker
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No politics, please! Instagram refuses to fund celeb videos based on elections, social issues
The clause has alarmed some of the influencers and creators.
Over 260 cops keep an eagle eye on social media
Twitter saw the most number of violations at 5,294 over the last two days. While these accounted for about 64% of all social media violations, there were 2,210 such posts red-flagged on Facebook and 167 on YouTube.
'Non-English tweets are now 50% of the total’: Twitter India MD
Twitter is seeing its fastest revenue growth in India in five years as the social networking platform doubles down on localising product and adding regional language content while continuing to maintain premium advertisement pricing amid stiff competition.
Facebook hit by 'tsunami' of bogus political news: NGO
Facebook said it currently has 40 teams that focus on elections in order to increase transparency, reduce disinformation and harmful content, as well as remove inaccurate voting information or any content that violates community standards, such as hate messages.
Google Considers Changes to Political Ad Policy
Managers at Google are considering changing policies on political advertising in the midst of a raging public debate on the topic, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.
WhatsApp finally rolls out dark mode in beta; is it an effort to make up for security breaches?
The dark theme on the WhatsApp beta is still under development.
Teens love TikTok. Silicon Valley is trying to stage an intervention.
Through knockoffs, potential acquisitions and not-so-subtle references to Chinese censorship, TikTok’s competitors (US internet companies) have been trying to protect their home turf from the service’s advancement. They haven’t had much luck so far.
Adda247 to scale up team
The company, which helps students prepare for competitive exams for government jobs will recruit 100+ experienced professionals across all levels.
Delhi HC admits Facebook appeal against global takedown of content on Baba Ramdev
Facebook also said Baba Ramdev did not show a prima facie case of irreparable damage for seeking global injunction. Therefore, the Delhi HC could have erred in giving such relief. The company claimed that taking down content only in India was enough o deal with Baba Ramdev’s reputational concerns.
Firework looks to build a war chest to compete with TikTok, YouTube in India
Firework, a California-based company, is focused on what it calls premium user-generated content. It is looking raise $20 million in India, as it gets ready to battle it out in the fiercely competitive domestic market.
Dissent erupts at Facebook over hands-off stance on political ads
Many employees have been discussing Zuckerberg’s decision to let politicians post anything they want in Facebook ads because those ads can spread misinformation widely. FB has been struggling to respond to misinformation since the 2016 election.
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