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Netflix India is dialling up the diversity with its new 2020 slate, says Monika Shergill, VP-Content
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Netflix India is dialling up the diversity with its new 2020 slate, says Monika Shergill, VP-Content

Monika Shergill talks about how the lockdown has benefited streaming, and how they maintain inclusivity and quality control at Netflix India.

YouTube terminates more than 400 channels over child exploitation controversy
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YouTube terminates more than 400 channels over child exploitation controversy

This comes as a response to the concerns that have been raised by creators, users and advertisers.

Storytelling for Gen Z: How Yuvaa is centering conversations, content on identity and mental health
Life

Storytelling for Gen Z: How Yuvaa is centering conversations, content on identity and mental health

The objective behind Yuvaa is to empower children by getting them to speak up about identity and mental health-related issues, which they are otherwise not prompted to do

Facebook reported for not protecting content reviewers from mental trauma
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Facebook reported for not protecting content reviewers from mental trauma

Facebook in the past has said all of its content reviewers have access to mental health resources

PewDiePie to be dethroned by T-series as the most subscribed channel on YouTube
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PewDiePie to be dethroned by T-series as the most subscribed channel on YouTube

The dethroning, if it would take place, would definitely be a significant moment in the Kingdom of YouTube.

YouTube to offer cash to top creators if they use and promote new features
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YouTube to offer cash to top creators if they use and promote new features

YouTube really wants to prove to its creators that it’s more than just an advertising business.

Instagram to launch a video hub for content creators for hour long videos: Report
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Instagram to launch a video hub for content creators for hour long videos: Report

The long-form videos can range from 15 seconds to 60 minutes and may be a part of the explore tab.

Comcast and Disney on verge of bidding war for Fox entertainment properties as competition with Amazon, Netflix intensifies
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Comcast and Disney on verge of bidding war for Fox entertainment properties as competition with Amazon, Netflix intensifies

The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional entertainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention — and dollars.

MIT study finds false stories on Twitter travel way faster than the truth
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MIT study finds false stories on Twitter travel way faster than the truth

The scientists calculated that the average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth. On average, false information reaches 35 percent more people than true news.

The Economist 'likes' Facebook groups to friend larger US audience
World

The Economist 'likes' Facebook groups to friend larger US audience

Reaching the community rather than simply delivering a product is fast becoming the gold standard of news marketing. Bucking the so-called trends on social media content can indeed lead to increase in reader traffic and from there onto revenue gains. A more detailed Q and A with the moderator of the The Economist FB group Democracy in America is at the end of this piece.

Twitter rolls out new features allowing users to mute notifications from unknown accounts
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Twitter rolls out new features allowing users to mute notifications from unknown accounts

Twitter Inc, in its latest step to curb abusive behaviour on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid.

Facebook is planning to crackdown on clickbait websites filled with annoying advertisements
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Facebook is planning to crackdown on clickbait websites filled with annoying advertisements

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements.

Facebook is planning to enter Hollywood as it looks for people for video programming
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Facebook is planning to enter Hollywood as it looks for people for video programming

Facebook will be soon among the tech giants making their entry into Hollywood as the company is currently looking for people who can create its own video programming.

China has tightened rules and regulations for online news publishers and network providers
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China has tightened rules and regulations for online news publishers and network providers

The new regulations, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on its website, extend restrictions on what news can be produced and distributed.

Bharti Airtel has rolled out 'Airtel Surprises'; offers free data and content benefits
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Bharti Airtel has rolled out 'Airtel Surprises'; offers free data and content benefits

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel today rolled out 'Airtel Surprises' for its home broadband customers offering them free additional data and content benefits within their existing plans to mark celebration of its crossing 2 million home broadband subscriber milestone.

Facebook is tweaking News Feed by giving prominence to longer videos with higher completion rates
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Facebook is tweaking News Feed by giving prominence to longer videos with higher completion rates

Facebook is recognizing the additional commitment necessary to finish watching longer videos, by boosting the presence of these videos on the News Feed.

Study shows common group to Facebook's growth as an important news source
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Study shows common group to Facebook's growth as an important news source

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source - even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other's.

India's new e-service tax a headache for content providers, a moneyspinner for Modi govt
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India's new e-service tax a headache for content providers, a moneyspinner for Modi govt

Picture it like a customs duty, though it is called a service tax because the tax applies on import of content.

Facebook is reworking content policy to allow more items that are newsworthy or in public interest
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Facebook is reworking content policy to allow more items that are newsworthy or in public interest

Facebook will allow more content on its platform that it would have earlier removed because it violated its standards, with new criteria being worked out.

LeEco launches its expansive ecosystem in US; Ecophones, EcoTVs, EcoPass and much more
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LeEco launches its expansive ecosystem in US; Ecophones, EcoTVs, EcoPass and much more

LeEco officially announced the launch of its broad ecosystem in the US at the "Ignite the Eco World" launch event in San Francisco.