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.
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Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech
As part of the public policy leadership team, Abra...
Jio deal to only involve 'limited' data sharing for ecomm transactions, Facebook tells CCI
CCI had approved the acquisition of a 9.99% stake in RIL-owned Jio Platforms by Facebook entity Jaadhu for ₹43,574 crore in June. The Facebook unit told CCI that neither company will acquire each other’s data, according to the order, dated June 24.
Facebook-Matrix Partners plan to scale small and medium businesses
Facebook has partnered with the venture capital firm Matrix Partners as part its VC Brand Incubator Program to help scale and support early-stage small and medium businesses.
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.
We will continue to aggressively invest in India: Facebook India's Head Ajit Mohan
When we think of products and partnerships, we don't apply the lens of short term monetization. We look at can we have impact for the long term and can we build sustainable economic models also for the long term. And I think that's the same lens that we're bringing to India.
Infodemic forcing everyone to do their bit to curb misinformation
Till recently, the onus of curbing the spread of such news and misinformation rested on social media and messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and others, but now this disparate grouping of people and corporates are doing their bit to sensitise online users about the importance of sharing content responsibly, although fact-checkers doubt the efficacy of these attempts.
India ban hits TikTok download numbers hard globally
However, the growth in downloads slowed to a measly 2% in September over the same month last year, according to the data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower. Before the ban, TikTok downloads in the first six months of the year grew 85% from the year-ago period.
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.
Facebook India appoints Arun Srinivas as director of global business group
Facebook said Srinivas’ appointment comes after a series of senior and leadership recruitments in recent months across marketing, partnerships, communications, and other key verticals demonstrating the company’s expanding charter and commitment to India.
How its success is beginning to turn into a problem for Facebook in India
Between Facebook and Whatsapp, the company has not only found wide acceptance by customers, it has also been successful in staving off unfavourable policies. Until it got entangled in political battles.
Instagram launches campaign to highlight business impact of influencer marketing
Instagram said it's the platform's first campaign in India aimed at marketers and advertisers and will look at measuring the business impact of influencer marketing.
US elections 2020: Facebook India fact checker NewsMobile and UC Berkeley startup FakeNetAI to detect deep fakes on social media
Other fact checkers said while Facebook has not issued any new guidelines or instructions to Indian fact checkers for the US elections and state elections in Bihar it would be work as usual for them.