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India tops Snapchat’s Digital Well-Being Index, users report having a positive social media experience
India topped Snapchat's Digital Well-Being Index, higher than Australia, France, Germany, UK, and the US. The higher score on the index indicates that social media users feel safer, engaged, and have a higher overall sense of accomplishing something.
TikTok admits that its own employees can manipulate what content goes viral and what doesn’t
Social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and others, “heat up” or promote content from their friends, family and businesses, making the algorithm moot. TikTok staff promoted videos from friends, business partners, and even their own accounts.
Your social media posts may be shadow banned: What does this mean?
Shadow banning refers to the perception — real or imagined — that social media companies are taking stealth actions to limit a post’s visibility
Seattle schools suing social media platforms face an arduous legal road ahead
Public schools in Seattle have sued Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube for the mental health crisis among the young. However, it has a long and treacherous road ahead.
Schools sue Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube for “exploiting neurophysiology” of kids’ brains
Public Schools in Seattle are suing Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube for causing a mental health crisis among the young and steering them to content that is harmful and exploitive.
2022 was the year of Koo, India’s own social media platform. Where is the platform headed in 2023?
Unlike most other social media platforms, Koo had a tremendous 2022. From its launch in Brazil to hitting 50 million downloads, this was definitely a golden year for Koo. We spoke to Mayank Bidawatka, a co-founder of Koo and asked him what’s next for the platform.
People in China express anger over Covid situation, praise health workers on social media
People from Zhejiang, Anhui and Chongqing have been sharing posts accompanied by relevant hashtags on social media platforms like Weibo and Xiaohongshu to discuss about authorities’ decision to allow workers to go back to work even when they suffer from mild symptoms of COVID
India’s Koo launched in Brazil in Portuguese, becomes the top downloaded app in 48 hours
Within 48 hours of its launch, the Koo app had over 1 million downloads in Brazil. It occupied the Number 1 spot on both, the Android Play Store and Apple App Store just hours after it was launched.
Koo launches a bunch of new features to attract more Indian users as Twitter drama intensifies
Thanks to consistently adding new and useful features, Koo has managed to get about 50 million active users on the platform in just two years.
Cesspool or civility: Will Elon Musk succeed in his mission to make Twitter a credible online platform?
Twitter was never the place where nuanced and civilised debates could take place and that was by design. Will Elon Musk be successful in changing that? While we hope he does, the sad reality is, it will be a herculean task for him to do so.
Instagram introduces new AI-based tool to verify age of users in India. Here's how it will work
New users on Instagram will have the option to upload a photo ID with their date of birth, or they can upload a video selfie, which will be analysed by an external firm.
Everybody's a YouTuber: Why YouTube is assigning unique name handles to every user, just like content creators
YouTube will start assigning name handles just like Instagram and Twitter to all users on YouTube, whether they are creators or not. This is in line with YouTube's vision to turn itself into a social media platform from a video-sharing platform.
Will introduce framework to regulate social media platforms, Centre tells Delhi HC
The Centre said the proposed framework would be prospective and therefore existing cases of suspension of social media accounts would have to be decided in terms of the existing regulations.
Can Nitish Kumar hold on to chief minister's chair after splitting with the NDA in Bihar?
In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal(United) has only 43 MLAs while the BJP has 74. To stake claim to form the government, a majority mark of 122 is required
Buffalo shooting: Social media platforms pull down videos faster, but not by much
Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a 'racially motivated violent extremist' shooting in Buffalo, he livestreamed the attack to the gaming platform Twitch
Check Out BeReal, The Social Media App That Is Taking On Instagram’s “Toxic Positivity”
Social media platforms like Instagram, have been accused of pushing heavily curated and artificial-looking lifestyles. This has led to the development of a phenomenon called Toxic Positivity. A new social media platform, BeReal is taking on Instagram and is pushing for authenticity in our digital lives.
UP Polls: With ban on rallies, political parties gear up for virtual campaigning
While the BJP already has a good presence on social media platforms, the Samajwadi Party and others are putting in efforts to strengthen their digital army and chalking out strategies to boost their support base
WhatsApp had a grievance officer in India even before new IT rules came into effect: How to register complaint
Many foreign social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are yet to appoint a grievance officer based out of India for users to raise a complaint with them.
Jammu and Kashmir Police says evidence available of social media being used to stoke violence in Valley, will act against misuse
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that it will act against the misuse of social media networks, which were allegedly being used to stoke violence in the valley.
Elon Musk defends his 'pedo' comment as 'trivial taunts', may have reshaped defamation laws
Musk had described a British cave explorer, Vernon Unsworth, as "pedo guy" on Twitter.