As soon as the story was up on the web, it spread its tentacles on social media, where people love to hover but don’t bother to read
The fake tweet that was being circulated on social media in the name of Amit Shah, read: “Fixed Line Broadband and Mobile Internet services to be snapped in the UTs Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from tonight.”
The network was engaged “in a range of coordinated and manipulated activities" in predominantly Chinese languages, including praise for China's response to the coronavirus pandemic and “deceptive narratives” about Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the company said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effectively used platforms available to India to make a case that instead of nations becoming more and more inward looking, global engagement should be the norm
A fake message was being circulated across platforms claiming that the government has announced the closure of restaurants and hotels till October 15.
A crisis of this magnitude is a challenge for the best of administrators. That is why the success in this fight squarely lies on the administrative acumen of each state
The first COVID-19 cases were detected in Vietnam this January and the health ministry has reported 267 infections so far with no deaths.
The false theory linking 5G to the coronavirus has been especially prominent, amplified by celebrities like John Cusack and Woody Harrelson on social media
Uddhav Thackeray has had a grip on the health crisis in the state right from the first week. Alongside he has also managed to paper over the cracks within his own government
There is a threat that the pandemic can reinforce the regional inequalities with possibilities of scarring society forever, if not handled in a just manner.
The BJP leader claimed that due to advisories urging people not to go near live animals, chicken and egg consumption in the country has gone down
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to Facebook, Google and Twitter on the plea which has sought details about the designated officers of these platforms.
According to a report by Check Point Threat Intelligence 2020, there are over 4000 coronavirus related domains registered globally with 3 percent of them malicious.
The new clause in India’s proposed amendment of the Information Technology Act puts the onus on social media companies for non-user generated content shared on their platforms, hoping to curb circulation of misinformation, abusive and objectionable content.
Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.
The push by Taiwan’s civil society and youth against China’s influence in its domestic affairs and national politics has lessons for India which has to get more wary of its eastern neighbour and its ways.
In an advisory issued by the ministry, it said that it was "imperative" that all measures are taken by the state and Union territories to ensure the safety of citizens.
Governments at the Centre have seldom been at ease with JNU because of its politically-active and socially-conscious student community.
The government argues that the surveillance it proposes is required to fight the use of social media for terrorism, anti-national activities, pornography, spreading of fake news and other negative tendencies. However, should this be at the cost of individual privacy of every Indian?
The government could transform the way WhatsApp is used by demanding smaller group sizes. This will constrain the spread of fake news and at the same time stick to Zuckerberg’s ‘privacy-focused’ vision of the platform being the ‘digital equivalent of the living room’.
On August 11, a “malicious” tweet was shared from the Twitter verified handle of Pakistani journalist Wajahat Saeed Khan
What apparently triggered the sudden rush and interest in opening accounts with the Indian post office was a falsified news report
Countering fake news has been high on the government’s agenda; in 2016; the MIB suggested expanding its analytics wing to monitor social media and set up an early warning system for possible flashpoints that the government may be unprepared for.
Instagram stated that, initially, the company would let users appeal against posts that contain nudity.
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