World  /  Published 22.08.19

Facebook shuts 216 pages & accounts in Myanmar

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”.The company clos...
By Reuters in

Business  /  Published 22.04.20

Boost for RIL debt-free goal

The $5.7-billion transaction between Reliance Industries and Facebook has reignited optimism about the oil-to-telecom giant turning net debt free by March 2021.Analysts feel RIL is on course to realis...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 22.04.20

Mark-Mukesh deal message

Facebook Inc will invest $5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore) for a 9.9 per cent stake in Jio Platforms, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) that will house the group’s digital businesses.The de...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 07.10.18

Anti-government content? Facebook blocks journalists

Around a dozen journalists of news portals known for anti-establishment content have found themselves repeatedly locked out of Facebook in the past fortnight. Some of the journalists had made comments...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.08.19

Social media under surveillance

The Union home ministry has asked central law enforcement agencies to monitor social media platforms and identify those spreading rumours or hateful content online in the aftermath of the government...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.18

Facebook 'accepts' puja friend request

Durga will be riding into homes across the globe with Facebook as her vehicle. In a first for Bengal’s biggest festival, a puja committee in Calcutta has got Mark Zuckerberg’s company as its offic...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

World  /  Published 08.07.19

Trump's thumbs down to Facebook, Twitter for social media summit

Facebook and Twitter have apparently not been invited by the White House to a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump for a robust conversation on the challenges of the online environment...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 07.07.19

Centre set to link up with students on Facebook

The Centre has sought to connect itself to the social media accounts of over 3 crore students of universities and colleges across the country to keep up with the “good work done” by them and the i...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.03.20

Infosys engineer sacked for FB post on virus

The Insofys software engineer who gave a call to the public to sneeze in public to spread the coronavirus has been sacked, the company said.The tech giant, which had initially believed that it could b...
By PTI in Bangalore

India  /  Published 11.06.19

Manipur engineer features on Facebook list of bug finders

A Manipuri civil engineer has said that Facebook awarded him $5,000 for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated privacy of users.The social media giant which owns WhatsApp has named Zonel Sougaijam, ...
By PTI in Imphal


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