Social Media
Technology  /  Published 19.10.19

TikTok is rewriting the art of storytelling

It has been quite a year for Geet, who has two accounts on TikTok with a combined following of over seven million fans on the platform.“Before I started using TikTok, my initial perception of the pl...
By Mathures Paul

World  /  Published 28.05.20

Trump to cut protections for social media firms

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order intended to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for what gets posted on their platforms, two senior...
By Maggie Haberman and Kate Conger in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.19

Congress leader arrested for social media posts

Sanmoy Banerjee, a state unit spokesperson of the Congress, was arrested by Purulia police in the early hours of Friday from his Agarpara home near Calcutta on the charge of circulating “objectionab...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Education  /  Published 13.11.18

Hot college gig

Noah Lamfers, a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, US, had never tried a 5-Hour Energy drink. But he still signed up to promote the brand online, getting paid to post images of himself and bot...
By Claire Ballentine/ NYTNS

North East  /  Published 22.05.20

Slur on quarantine centres

The quarantine centres at Mebo here in East Siang district, one for men Government Higher Secondary School, Mebo and women in Don Bosco School are sheltering returnees from various parts of the countr...
By Maksam Tayeng in Pasighat


Jharkhand  /  Published 10.05.20

Mum’s the word, with loads of love

Little things — a hug, a homemade card, an offer to do the dishes or a cup of coffee — are things a mother will always remember.Children of all ages made many steel city mothers happy on Mother’...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 09.05.20

I am healthy: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Saturday said he was 'totally healthy' and not suffering from any ailment, dispelling rumours about his health on social media.In a signed statement, the Union home minister said that in ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.20

Fake news: 140 held, 586 warned in state

Police have arrested 140 people and cautioned 586 across the state for creating, circulating, posting, and forwarding fake news related to Covid-19 on social media.At least 180 cases have been registe...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.04.20

SC steers clear of plea against hate hashtags

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a public interest petition that had sought action against people propagating hate on social media, specifically through hashtags, and the deletion o...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 19.10.18

The future of Instagram without its founders

A simple, staged stream of positivityInstagram’s concept was simpler than those of competing social networks. It offered a stream of photos — and later videos — that were more often than not ple...
By Daniel Victor and Mike Isaac/The New York Times News Service


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