Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. Continue Reading

Facebook, Twitter face tough times in India

A few days after Union government told Twitter that Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India after the microblogging platform’s location settings showed Leh as part of China, another popular social media platform Facebook is in trouble. Continue Reading

Biden tells FB to change its political approach

Facebook on Thursday responded to Joe Biden, former Vice President and Democratic Party candidate to run against Donald Trump, who circulated a petition and an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg to change the company’s approach to political speech. Continue Reading

WhatsApp limits fwds to only one chat at a time

WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to share frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time, in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news through its platform amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue Reading

”No sir” trends on top as Modi tweets about quitting social media

Social media witnessed emotional outburst after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night tweeted, ”This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Will keep you all posted.”  Continue Reading

Editorial: X files

Even as the Tamilnadu police have launched a crackdown against porn sites, especially those which feature children, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to ban all ”porn sites and inappropriate content” available online. Continue Reading

San Francisco Travel Association pitches city as premium travel destination

San Francisco Travel Association is an independent not-for-profit destination marketing organization with a mission to enhance the local economy by marketing San Francisco and the Bay Area as a premier destination for conventions, meetings, events and leisure travel. Continue Reading

Ripple effect of misinformation on Internet

If Google is one source, Facebook and YouTube are the other two key providers of misinformation. With the availability of mobile phones and access to Internet, it has become easy for people, who want to propagate the information they get from doctors, to put it out there. Continue Reading