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White House sees YouTube, Facebook as 'Judge, Jury and Executioner' on vaccine misinformation

The criticism comes just a week after President Joe Biden called Facebook and other social media companies "killers" for failing to slow the spread of misinformation about vaccines. He has since softened his tone.

Jul 23, 2021, 23:59 PM IST

Instagram’s new 'Collab' feature may let creators co-author posts, Reels

Instagram said that collaborating is a huge part of how people connect on the social media platform. 

Jul 21, 2021, 17:16 PM IST

YouTube adds money-making feature to attract creators

The feature, a fourth way for YouTubers to earn money from their viewers, comes as competing platforms like short-form video app TikTok and Facebook Inc`s Instagram are investing heavily to court creators filming viral videos.

Jul 20, 2021, 22:14 PM IST

WhatsApp security update! Soon, your chats may get encrypted cloud backups

WhatsApp is also testing a version that works across multiple devices, maintaining end-to-end encryption whether or not you have a phone involved. 

Jul 18, 2021, 12:33 PM IST

Facebook says it should not be blamed for US failing to meet vaccine goals

Earlier, US President Joe Biden asserted that the social media platform is "killing people" by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate. 

Jul 18, 2021, 09:32 AM IST

Facebook rolls out new emojis with sound to spice up conversations

Soundmojis is a next-level emoji that lets users send short sound clips in a Messenger chat, ranging from clapping, crickets, drumroll and evil laughter, to audio clips.

Jul 16, 2021, 16:40 PM IST

Facebook, Instagram to invest over Rs 7,400 crore to promote content creators

Multiple major tech platforms are on the offensive to attract and keep social media personalities with new payments and services. 

Jul 15, 2021, 15:04 PM IST

Facebook doesn't want Big Tech critic Lina Khan to probe antitrust case

Facebook said that Khan couldn’t be impartial because of her long history of criticising Big Tech. 

Jul 15, 2021, 11:21 AM IST

Cuba faces rare anti-government protests, curbs social media access: Report

Cuba`s government has said the demonstrations were orchestrated by counter-revolutionaries financed by old Cold War foe the United States, manipulating frustration with an economic crisis largely caused by the decades-old US trade embargo.

Jul 14, 2021, 14:47 PM IST

Facebook removed 5,381 malicious accounts, Groups in June

Facebook removed 2,784 accounts, 206 Instagram accounts, 2,249 Pages and 142 Groups in June.

Jul 10, 2021, 12:03 PM IST

Blessing in disguise! THIS firm is giving each employee Rs 1.12 lakh as pandemic bonus

Earlier, Facebook gifted its 45,000 employees $1,000 each and Amazon gave $300 holiday bonus for frontline workers.

Jul 09, 2021, 11:30 AM IST

Role of Facebook in Delhi riots must be probed, social media entities should remain accountable: Supreme Court

The court said that in the national context, Facebook is the most popular social media platform in India with about 270 million registered users. Such vast powers must necessarily come with responsibility and entities like Facebook have to remain accountable to those who entrust them with such power, the top court said.

Jul 09, 2021, 11:28 AM IST

WhatsApp new feature: Users will be able to share messages with large link previews

WhatsApp`s Beta users are currently testing a brand new feature where attached images or videos disappear after one viewing - like Snaps on Snapchat. 

Jul 09, 2021, 08:57 AM IST

Exclusive: I was discovered on Facebook, by chance: Shaadisthan actress Medha Shankar

In an exclusive interview with Zee News Digital, Medha Shankar opened up on how she got acting offers and what's her dream role.

Jul 06, 2021, 14:44 PM IST

Facebook's failure to pay attention to non-English languages allows hate speech to flourish

In interviews, administrators from the top three LGBTQI+ public Facebook pages of specified countries told that Facebook would often reject their reports of hate speech, even when the post clearly breached its Community Standards. In some cases, messages that were originally removed would be re-posted on appeal.

Jul 05, 2021, 13:05 PM IST

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger suffer massive outage, users report issues on social media

The Instagram outage happened due to a technical glitch that further prevented users from accessing their accounts

Jul 04, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad praises Google, Facebook for publishing compliance reports

The publishing of compliance reports by Google, Facebook and Instagram is bound to turn up the heat on Twitter, which has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules.

Jul 03, 2021, 19:07 PM IST

Facebook actioned 30 million content pieces during May 15-June 15

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms (with over 5 million users) will have to publish periodic compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon. 

Jul 03, 2021, 16:27 PM IST

Are your friends becoming extremists, asks Facebook

The aim is to provide help to "people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content, or may know someone who is at risk"

Jul 03, 2021, 10:02 AM IST

Instagram alert! You may have to pay for watching Stories, here’s why

Twitter had recently launched the `Super Follows`feature, which allows creators with a select number of followers to offer exclusive tweets. Instagram now appears to be following in the footsteps of the microblogging platform. 

Jul 02, 2021, 17:04 PM IST