Social Media
Opinion  /  Published 02.05.21

Double lives: MI5 ditches secrecy?

The world wide web has been left both shaken and stirred by the decision of MI5 to infiltrate the realm of Instagram. No one can miss the irony of an intelligence organization making its social media ...
By The Editorial Board in

Science Tech  /  Published 30.04.21

VTubers have found an alternate reality to live in

Live streaming audiences continue to skyrocket. In 2021, audiences watched an average of 97 million hours of live streams a day; an 80 per cent increase since 2020 and a 139 per cent increase since 20...
By Mathures Paul in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.04.21

Teacher's lament: did I raise bigots?

In her 60s, speaking in a polished, aristocratic accent, she recalls with pleasure her decades of being a teacher. Then she frowns. “I was shocked to see recent comments made by some of my forme...
By Sulagana Biswas in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.04.21

Kerala: crowd-fund for vaccination

By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

World  /  Published 16.04.21

Pakistan: Social media services suspended

Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended the services of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to stop their use to organise demonstrations following violent protests by a radical...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Islamabad


North East  /  Published 08.04.21

Congress query on hate messages to writer

By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Science Tech  /  Published 11.03.21

Power to annoy

Facebook has decided I need vital tips on what to do and not to do for my spouse. It really empathises with my better half and understands him much better than I will ever do. For it tells me in all e...
By Anasuya Basu in

World  /  Published 11.03.21

Russia slows access to Twitter

Russia said on Wednesday it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for its alleged failure to remove banned content, and threatened a total block if the US platform did not comply with i...
By Reuters in Moscow

India  /  Published 04.03.21

Portal: no state role in rules

The power to administer the newly framed rules to regulate social and digital media has “not been delegated” to state governments, the Union information and broadcasting ministry has said ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 26.02.21

'Ethics code' leash on OTT giants, digital media

The Centre on Thursday unveiled an ethics code for digital media, ranging from social media to over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Although the Centre billed the Information T...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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