Meta-platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in certain countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers amid the invasion of Ukraine, according to internal emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, as part of a temporary change to its hate speech policy. The social media company is alsoRead 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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Post views: 1,964 Social media moderation services gradually dominated all online businesses and most industries. With the ever-increasing number of new customers flocking to use and try it, social media has become a catalyst for introducing and sustaining businesses big and small today. Many entrepreneurs and business owners have turnedRead More →

The Center released a sweeping set of rules on Thursday to regulate social media companies, streaming and digital media platforms. This move will virtually place these platforms, for the first time, under government control. According to the new guidelines called ‘Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code)Read More →

Myanmar’s military government reportedly arrested at least three protesters on Thursday, hours after blocking Facebook and other social media platforms in a bid to suppress dissent after detaining the country’s elected leaders and seizing power in a Rebellion. Facebook, used by about half of Myanmar’s 53 million people, has emergedRead More →

media update Taylor Goodman reveals the latest updates from some of your favorite social media platforms. 1. Facebook launches virtual meetings on Messenger The news: Social media heavyweight Facebook is planning to introduce a video calling feature that allows users of the Facebook Dating service to connect via Messenger. ThisRead More →

News platforms are changing rapidly and social media is the latest platform that makes news more accessible. BYU communications professor Quint Randle researches digital news and says the trend has both upsides and downsides. One of the advantages is that people can interact with each other and spread information veryRead More →