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Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

Facebook-supported programme to tackle Covid misinformation in India

🕔07:11, 25.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 25  Logically and NewsMobile on Tuesday announced their collaboration on a Facebook-supported programme — a series of media literacy workshops — targeting Covid-19 misinformation in India. The multi-lingual programme, called Covishaala, aims to educate and inform people

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TikTok overtakes FB as world’s most downloaded app

TikTok overtakes FB as world’s most downloaded app

🕔15:03, 10.Aug 2021

Beijing, Aug 10  Chinese short-video platform TikTok has overtaken Facebook as the most downloaded social media app in the world, the media reported. According to Nikkei Asia, a global survey of downloads in 2020 showed TikTok on top of the

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FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13

FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13

🕔14:26, 31.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 31  Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not

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FB is ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation : US President Joe Biden

FB is ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation : US President Joe Biden

🕔12:26, 17.Jul 2021

San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has hit out at Facebook again, saying that such social media platforms are allowing Covid vaccine misinformation to spread and are “killing people”. In an interaction with the media on Friday, Biden

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New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

🕔19:38, 11.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 11 India’s Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the implementation of the new IT rules and said that these norms will ensure safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India. Taking to the India-made micro-blogging

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WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

WhatsApp appoints Mahatme as ‘Head of Payments’ in India

🕔15:48, 28.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 28 Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday announced that it has appointed Manesh Mahatme to lead the growth of its Payments business in India. As Director of WhatsApp Payments – India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for

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Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

Facebook expands affordable, fast internet access in India

🕔14:37, 15.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 15  In a bid to expand affordable internet access for the public, Facebook India on Tuesday announced new partnerships with internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus. The ISPs will use Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to

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Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

Facebook purged 150 covert influence operations in last 4 years

🕔16:12, 29.May 2021

New Delhi, May 29  Facebook has taken down over 150 covert influence operations in the last four years or so that originated from over 50 nations, including India, and violated its policies. The covert influence operations (IO) originated from 2017

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Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

🕔13:34, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary

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Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

🕔07:17, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in

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Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

Facebook’s monthly user base reaches 2.85B amid record sales

🕔11:27, 29.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 29 Facebook now has 2.85 billion monthly active users (MAUs), an increase of 10 per cent (year-over-year) while its daily active user base has reached 1.88 billion on average, an increase of 8 per cent. The social

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Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

🕔12:23, 16.Apr 2021

San Francisco, April 16  Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently. For the first time, businesses can engage as their business profile, making tasks

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Facebook data of 61 lakh Indians among over 53cr users leaked

Facebook data of 61 lakh Indians among over 53cr users leaked

🕔06:27, 5.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 5  Personal data of nearly 533 million (53.3 crore) Facebook users, including 61 lakh Indians, remerged online after a hacker posted the details on a digital forum. The leaked data includes Facebook ID numbers, profile names, email

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We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

🕔12:45, 15.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 15  People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect people’s privacy as it was hearing an application against the

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Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

🕔07:01, 18.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 18 The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the Lok

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Facebook redesigns Pages for safer user experience

Facebook redesigns Pages for safer user experience

🕔09:45, 9.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 9  Facebook on Friday announced that it has redesigned its Pages experience to make it simpler for public figures and creators to build community and achieve their business objectives. The new safety and integrity features introduced helps

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Jio, Facebook is value creation platform for small businesses in India: Mukesh Ambani

Jio, Facebook is value creation platform for small businesses in India: Mukesh Ambani

🕔16:35, 15.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 15  Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has said that the partnership between Jio and Facebook is great for India, Indians and small Indian businesses. Ambani was in conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook at the

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US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

US govt, 48 states sue Facebook for ‘illegally’ maintaining ‘monopoly power’

🕔11:44, 10.Dec 2020

New York, Dec 10  In a landmark anti-trust action headlined by bipartisan support, the US federal government and 48 states led by the New York Attorney General have sued Facebook in two separate lawsuits, accusing it of abusing its market

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Facebook to guide 9mn Indian SMBs to move from offline to online

Facebook to guide 9mn Indian SMBs to move from offline to online

🕔18:35, 4.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 4 In view of the support the micro and small businesses need in order to recover from the pandemic-induced crisis, Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a dedicated offline to online “SMB Guide” and other new resources to help

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Data protection: Parliament’s joint panel summons FB, Twitter

Data protection: Parliament’s joint panel summons FB, Twitter

🕔14:41, 23.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 23 A joint committee of Parliament on Friday issued summons to Facebook in order to seek its “oral evidence” on the issues of data protection and privacy. Twitter too is said to have been directed for appearance

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