‘Spreading fake news will not be allowed ‘

The Centre on Thursday categorically said in the Rajya Sabha that action will be taken against Social Media platforms if fake news and violence is spread through it. “There is freedom of speech but Article 19A says that this is subject to reasonable restrictions,” said Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. “We

YouTube pulls down farmers’ songs after govt order

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled ‘Ailaan’ that was related to the ongoing farmers’ protest, raking in over 60 lakh views. YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying, “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal complaint from

Oversight board to review Trump ban on Facebook

The independent Oversight Board has accepted a case to examine the decision by the social network to indefinitely suspend former US President Donald Trumps access to post content on Facebook and Instagram. A decision by the board on this case will be binding on Facebook, and determine whether Trump’s suspension from access to Facebook and

Biden Team Launches Snap chat lens to greet New Prez

The Joe Biden team has launched a Snapchat lens that will virtually take users to the Capitol Hill as the new US president is sworn-in on Wednesday. The Snapchat lens will also play a message from Biden addressing Snapchatters: “Hey Snapchat!! It’s me, Joe. Welcome to inauguration!” “Once the inaugural lens is selected in the

Dorsey defends his decision to block Trump

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday defended the ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump, saying that it was the right move as offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real. Twitter last week permanently banned Trump from its platform, citing “risk of further incitement of violence”. The Twitter ban came after

Detecting Fake Images on Social Media

Fake pictures are in use in social media for a long time ago. So how do we stop ourselves not to fall into the trap of fake pictures? One of the best ways to do this is to use a reverse image search. It means you will be able to know how to interpret information.

Hit US Show Debuts In India

Very famous US children’s television show ‘Sesame Street’ has made its debut in India with the launch of new YouTube channels in Hindi and Telugu. ‘Sesame Workshop’ tries to bring out educational content featuring colorful and furry Muppets of Sesame Street to children across India. Both channels will stream a variety of content for kids

Kaneez explores the multifaceted idea of romance

‘What you see on the internet is not the whole truth’, are the words of improv artist and comedian Kaneez Surka while describing how people build an online identity for themselves or their love lives…writes Siddhi Jain. The host of Bumble’s new podcast ‘Is Romance Dead?’, Kaneez explores the multifaceted idea of romance – and

‘Mirzapur’ To Get Season 3

The popular web series Mirzapur has been renewed for a third season, it was confirmed on Thursday. Making the announcement, the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video shared that season two of the series, which dropped on October 23, has become the most-watched show on the service in India within a week of release, adding that

Prajakta Shares Her Style Of Content Creation

YouTube sensation and influencer Prajakta Koli, popularly known for videos she creates for her channel ‘MostlySane’, says that at no point would she want her viewers to put on their headphones or pause her videos if someone older walked into the room. The 27-year-old has become a top YouTuber with over 5.74 million subscribers as