Kenya’s ICT and interior ministers have rallied behind Meta’s Facebook as the hate speech controversy rages on. Kenya has no plans to shut down Facebook, which is owned by Meta, the Minister of Information, Communications and Telecommunications (ICT) has said after the National Cohesion watchdog was given seven days toRead More →

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in India published a draft proposal on June 2, proposing amendments to the “Information Technology Rules (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Code of Ethics), 2021”. The government withdrew the proposal soon after, but is still asking for changes to the InformationRead More →

This article was originally published here Curr Psychol. 13:1-13 May 2022. doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-03148-1. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The main objectives were to associate the consumption of information on social networks in these unstable times and depression, as well as suicidal ideation in a sample of Lebanese adults, in additionRead More →

The Guyanese government says it will work to consolidate the recommendations of a national conference and symposium which examined, among other things, the case of “partnerships in communication for development” and questions relating to ethics and legal frameworks. “The Department of Public Affairs will work to consolidate the recommendations ofRead More →

Updated on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:39 p.m. by Denis Chabrol On Thursday, the Guyanese government forcefully signaled that the groundwork was being laid to somehow regulate news and current affairs entities that operate online, hours after the Press Association pushed back harshly against what it saw as attemptsRead More →

The likely acquisition of Twitter by billionaire Elon Musk has sparked a debate in the United States around freedom of expression and the role of social media platforms in regulating the flow of information. Musk had complained about Twitter’s moderation of posts he deemed hateful or classified as misinformation beforeRead More →

Court reduces TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam’s 10-year ‘human trafficking’ sentence to three years. An Egyptian court has reduced the 10-year “human trafficking” sentence of TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam to three years, a judicial source has said. The source told AFP news agency on Monday that despite Hossam’s prison sentence beingRead More →

Midday weather reportMeteorologist Lisa Meadows reports rain and snow that fell in Minnesota on Tuesday. 1 hour ago Minnesota lawmakers aim to protect children from social mediaRepublicans and Democrats are rallying behind legislation to protect children from social media harm. 1 hour ago Investigation underway following disturbances in prisonFollowing theRead More →

Delhi HC judge recuses himself to hear FB, Twitter and Google argue against order to remove anti-Ramdev links globally A Delhi High Court judge recused himself on Wednesday from hearing pleas from Google and social media giants Facebook and Twitter challenging a single-judge order asking them to globally remove linksRead More →

A weekly roundup of notable social media headlines. The latest and greatest to fall from the social media firmament are just a few rolls away. Check out Meta’s ongoing investments in NFTs, pinned highlights on Pinterest (how wasn’t that already a thing?), and the latest Instagram Live countdown feature designedRead More →

Thanks to smartphones, everyone has a camera in their pocket. With people documenting everything from get-togethers to their beauty routines, nearly all social occasions, even those that should be kept private, tend to end up online. Eventually, your image is likely to appear in some posts that you don’t like.Read More →

PLAYER: Scottie Wilbekin calls on all fans to join him on Twitch on Saturday night. Check it out. I will be streaming Warzone on Twitch for the first time tonight at 8 p.m.! Come hang out with me… scottomatay5 — Scottie Wilbekin (@scottiew_5) January 22, 2022 DAD TIME: Vincent PoirierRead More →

A weekly roundup of notable social media headlines. This week, the buzzing headlines are all about money; ways to save it and ways to earn it. For many creators and entrepreneurs, online courses are an integral part of learning new skills. And when these resources are free, like LinkedIn’s newRead More →

11:00 a.m. weather reportTemperatures are warming across the state. 1 hour ago Amelia Huffman, interim MPD leader, explains why she wants to leadThe Minneapolis Police Department has a new acting police chief since Saturday. 1 hour ago CentraCare CEO Dr. Kenneth Holmen on the situation of hospital staffHospitals in greaterRead More →

A weekly roundup of social media updates. It’s the first Social Climber of 2022! We’re back with the scoop on the latest social media updates from the platforms you know and love (or must know and love to hate.) This week we are going to delve deeper Twitter’s Next TopicRead More →

Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account, which has over 73 million followers, has been hacked. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account was “very briefly compromised”, the Prime Minister’s Office said. A quickly deleted tweet from its main @narendramodi handle said that India had adopted Bitcoin as legal tender andRead More →

President Erdogan said it was important to fight disinformation and propaganda “within the framework of the truth”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday described social media as one of the main threats to democracy. Erdogan’s government plans to pursue legislation to criminalize the dissemination of false information and disinformationRead More →

A weekly roundup of social media updates. We haven’t even made it through the holiday Christmas period, but brands and social media are already touting trends for the new year. Read on for Pinterest’s trend predictions for 2022, plus the latest updates to sweep LinkedIn’s creator mode and Instagram stories.Read More →

Most of the stories were tied to the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative of its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Twitter says it has removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the deleted profiles –Read More →

A liberal nonprofit wants US federal authorities to investigate whether Meta (formerly Facebook) co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg broke the law. A liberal nonprofit that champions market competition is urging federal authorities to investigate whether executives including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg broke the law, addingRead More →

A whistleblower has accused Facebook of putting profit before people as she told Congress that its products hurt the mental health of some young users, fuel divisions and weaken democracy. At a Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing, Frances Haugen called for transparency on how Facebook encourages users to continue scrolling, creatingRead More →

Facebook, Instagram and the widely used messaging service WhatsApp are gradually returning to normal after a multi-hour global blackout that disabled Facebook-owned social media platforms for around six hours. In one Publish On rival platform Twitter on Monday evening, Facebook confirmed that its apps were coming back online and apologizedRead More →

A report by a Kashmiri diaspora group has accused social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of silencing Kashmiri voices in digital spaces by frequently suspending the accounts of artists, scholars and journalists based in and outside the disputed region, a decision called by experts as “reprehensible”. A 30-page reportRead More →

Days before the German federal election, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: removing a series of accounts that worked together to spread disinformation about COVID-19 and encourage violent responses to government restrictions. COVID. The crackdown, announced Sept. 16, was the first use of Facebook’s new “coordinated social harm”Read More →

As 2021 draws to a close, we see some trends emerging. From Instagram playing favorites to LinkedIn investing big bucks in creators, it looks like this kinetic industry is showing no signs of slowing down. Right here, media update‘s Taylor Goodman gives you the inside scoop on the latest socialRead More →

The social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for “a clearly unacceptable mistake” but has already faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook announced that it had disabled its subject recommendation feature after mistaking black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called thisRead More →

The decision comes after the government accused Facebook of deleting accounts “spreading the real reality about Ethiopia”. Ethiopia has started developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, although it does not plan to block global services, the national communications security agency said. Ethiopia has beenRead More →

Tunisia’s political crisis has sparked a flurry of propaganda and social media manipulation emanating mainly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), much of which attempts to distort the narrative to justify the government’s decision. Tunisian President Kais Saied to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister. ShortlyRead More →

Misinformation about the virus and vaccines has spread on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. President Joe Biden has said social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines. Biden’s comments came a day after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said misinformationRead More →

Lagos, Nigeria – Emmanuel Alumona, a Lagos-based front-end developer, realized early Saturday that he couldn’t access Twitter on his phone. A day earlier, the Nigerian government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that could undermine theRead More →

The announcement comes two days after the social media giant deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account. Nigeria has said it is indefinitely suspending Twitter operations in the country, two days after the social media network deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionistsRead More →

Rights groups and Palestine advocates are demanding responses from Facebook after multiple reports that the social media giant censored Palestinian content on its platforms, particularly during the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and Occupied East Jerusalem. In one letter To Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday, dozens ofRead More →

The board upheld Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform, but criticized the company’s actions. A semi-independent review panel has upheld US President Donald Trump’s suspension from Facebook for inciting violence following the 2020 election, while criticizing the social media giant’s handling of the situation. The board was launched last OctoberRead More →

A semi-autonomous Facebook oversight board has upheld former US President Donald Trump’s suspension, but orders a review by the social media giant within six months. “The Board of Directors upheld Facebook’s January 7, 2021 decision to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content to his Facebook Page and InstagramRead More →

Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse. That’s why this weekend we’re coming together with English football and other sports and organizations to boycott social media and demand change. Barnsley FC will join the EFL, English football and sport at large in deactivating our Facebook, TwitterRead More →

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has temporarily blocked Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and some other social media services across the country as part of a security crackdown on a far-right religious party, officials say. The temporary ban blocked all access to social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and messaging apps WhatsappRead More →

Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir – Sadia Munawar is a 29-year-old government worker in Indian-administered Kashmir. She is also an amateur poet. Sitting at her home in a picturesque town in central Kashmir, Munawar (pseudonym) says she has witnessed firsthand the past few years of unrest, blockages and fear among residentsRead More →