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Facebook India appoints ex-IAS officer Rajiv Aggarwal as Head of Public Policy

In this role, Aggarwal will report to Ajit Mohan, Vice President And Managing Director, Facebook India and will be a part of the India leadership team.

Sep 20, 2021, 13:42 PM IST

Social Media manipulation threatens the foundation of Democracy: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said the election process, which is the foundation of a democratic government, is at risk of "social media manipulation". Digital platforms can be "unruly at times" and face their own challenges.

Jul 09, 2021, 10:38 AM IST

Supreme Court rejects the petition of Facebook India MD in Delhi violence case

The Supreme Court on Thursday asserted that social media cannot escape mediator responsibilities, and said Facebook should appear before a Delhi Assembly committee to answer questions about all aspects of the February 2020 Delhi riots.

Jul 09, 2021, 09:50 AM IST

Google confesses before parliamentary committee on social media misuse?

Officials of Facebook India and Google India on Tuesday appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology on the issue of misuse of social media platforms. The panel, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, held a meeting of the parliamentary panel to protect the rights of citizens and prevent misuse of social/online news media platforms.

Jun 30, 2021, 11:14 AM IST

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India: Here’s how to contact her

Digital companies like Google and WhatsApp have also updated their websites to reflect the appointment of grievance officers as per the new social media rules.

Jun 07, 2021, 20:58 PM IST

Here’s how to stop Facebook from tracking your online activities

Facebook’s collating of data came to light after the controversial Cambridge Analytica scandal and that raised serious questions on the company’s policies. Another Facebook feature that raises privacy concerns is its ‘off-Facebook activity-tracking feature’, which tracks users' app and website usage on their devices.

Feb 04, 2021, 17:27 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Is social media changing our personality and way of thinking?

 For these social media companies, we are like a product and they are virtually dictating our choices. Not only this, they are even trying to mold our thoughts to vote in favour of a particular political party during elections. 

Sep 25, 2020, 01:54 AM IST

Facebook India head admits people in key positions are anti-BJP, claim sources

Facebook India head Ajit Mohan was on Wednesday (September 2) questioned for about two two hours by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology amid controversy over Facebook's alleged bias in favour of the BJP. According to sources, Mohan admitted before the Parliamentary Committe that people at key positions in India office of Facebook are anti-BJP. Mohan also said that he is taking back what he wrote ten years ago because of a change of heart. 

Sep 03, 2020, 07:50 AM IST

Facebook India confesses to be anti-BJP

The head of Facebook India gave this statement in front of the parliamentary panel

Sep 02, 2020, 23:50 PM IST

Facebook a non-partisan platform, says India head Ajit Mohan amid political row

Facebook is a non-partisan platform which denounces hate and bigotry, the company`s India head said on Friday, amid a controversy over how the US social media giant regulates political content in its biggest market by a number of users.

Aug 21, 2020, 21:30 PM IST

Facebook picks 6 projects from India for AI ethics research

Facebook announced the Ethics in AI research awards in June with a regional focus of India. The proposed budget should be within Rs 10,00,000 to Rs 20,00,000, Facebook said.

Sep 23, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

Facebook's movie ads now include showtime, ticket details

Moviegoers often discover a film months before its release but they often need reminders when a film they care is about to hit theatres.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Facebook has no choice but to topple TikTok in India

TikTok is available in 150 markets, in 75 languages and has more than 700 million monthly active users globally (including over 200 million in India) in just a year compared to 300 million existing Indian users on Facebook.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Facebook to double women workforce globally in 5 years

In its 2019 diversity report, Facebook said it has people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, more people of colour, more women in both technical and business roles, and more under-represented people in leadership.

Jul 10, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Facebook launches 1st interactive game show in India

Starting June 12, the interactive show will air from Wednesday to Sunday on Facebook's dedicated video platform - Facebook Watch, the company said in a statement.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:26 PM IST

Hotstar's chief Ajit Mohan to be Facebook India's head

Ajit Mohan will take up the role of managing director and vice-president of Facebook India. 

Sep 24, 2018, 22:56 PM IST

Aadhaar for Facebook? Here's what you need to know

Facebook is not asking new users to give their Aadhaar number.

Dec 28, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

'Baahubali 2' most-discussed topic on Facebook in India

While the blockbuster epic "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" topped the most-discussed trend (top single-day moments) on Facebook in India in 2017, Miss World Manushi Chhillar grabbed the ninth spot by winning the crown at the top pageant contest.

Dec 06, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Facebook launches digital, start-up training hubs in India

Since 2011 Facebook has invested more than $1 billion to support small businesses globally.

Nov 22, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

Facebook Messenger rolls out Discover tab in India

The "Discover" tab was initially rolled out for people in the US, at Facebook F8 2017 Developer Conference held in April.

Nov 16, 2017, 14:13 PM IST