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  • New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media Feb 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media

    The government has laid down the law to establish its authority without fear of further challenges from social media platforms. To that extent, India’s new social media rules are strong and robust, and might be a template for adoption by many other countries

  • Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names Feb 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names

    With zillions of sites in the digital universe, standing out isn’t easy. Finding names that are unique and memorable can be a real challenge.

  • The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies Feb 11, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies

    Freedom of expression is the life blood of democracies, but hate speech and incitement to violence need to be firmly disallowed

  • Do we need a United Nations to oversee technology platforms? Jan 20, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Do we need a United Nations to oversee technology platforms?

    The recent ‘armed insurrection’ in Washington DC revealed the best and worst of technology platforms, but the inarguable lesson is to find a way to finally tame these platforms

  • Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far? Jan 11, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far?

    The moves have added fuel to the debate on a tech company’s right to censor users who breach their content policies and an individual’s right to freedom of expression

  • Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far Nov 02, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far

    The available remedies against online disinformation and mischief are proportionate to the crime. Anything further will only result in suppression of free speech and stifling criticism of the government

  • How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India Jul 10, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India

    Everyone from teenagers and non-binary LGBTQI+ folk from non-metro cities across India embraced TikTok because it allowed their everydayness, their queerness, and just their own selves to become accepted, and even popular

  • Social Media | It’s time to be accountable Feb 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Social Media | It’s time to be accountable

    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.

  • Digital tax | India wants to fix loopholes in the law to tax local income of global tech giants, before it is too late Aug 05, 2019 10:21 AM IST

    Digital tax | India wants to fix loopholes in the law to tax local income of global tech giants, before it is too late

    Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, among others do not pay tax on income generated locally, including that from advertising revenue, as they do not have permanent establishments. But, that’s going to change soon.

  • Comment | India’s fake news problem won’t go, no matter what Apr 08, 2019 11:55 AM IST

    Comment | India’s fake news problem won’t go, no matter what

    The problem isn’t social media platforms, it is political parties who generate fake news, and nothing can stop them.

  • Comment | Code of conduct cannot put the Social Media genie in the bottle Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM IST

    Comment | Code of conduct cannot put the Social Media genie in the bottle

    Advertisements on social media need to be defined properly. Will promotions by Bollywood celebrities and social media influencers be classified as advertisements?

  • Opinion | Increasing scrutiny on social media platforms won’t resolve India’s fake news problem Mar 08, 2019 02:28 PM IST

    Opinion | Increasing scrutiny on social media platforms won’t resolve India’s fake news problem

    Beyond a point, Facebook or other social media companies can do nothing. It’s the voters who need to stand against political propaganda and fake news.

  • Comment | Twitter’s way out in India: #localleader, #talks, #engagement Feb 12, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Comment | Twitter’s way out in India: #localleader, #talks, #engagement

    Missing local leadership and no power to India representatives are among those that brought Twitter under the scrutiny of parliamentary panel.

  • Opinion | Regulatory challenges Internet giants and users will face in India Jan 17, 2019 10:01 AM IST

    Opinion | Regulatory challenges Internet giants and users will face in India

    Unlike other countries such as Australia, the proposed regulations in India are harsher, and could be used to stifle political, religious, sexual and intellectual views.

  • Opinion | Why social media conversations in 2019 will be worse than what we saw in 2018 Dec 31, 2018 09:16 AM IST

    Opinion | Why social media conversations in 2019 will be worse than what we saw in 2018

    Most users are sharply reactive, socially awkward and unmindful of the little sensitivities seen in real society. Then, social media itself is young, just reaching adolescence, and on these platforms it seems harder to tell right from wrong.

  • Opinion | As the Jack Dorsey incident shows, it's no longer about the technology Nov 26, 2018 10:37 AM IST

    Opinion | As the Jack Dorsey incident shows, it's no longer about the technology

    The fact is, Twitter’s CEO understood or cared little about the message, and likely had even less understanding about what he was saying sorry for. Therein lies the problem with social media leadership

  • Opinion | WhatsApp is right on encryption, but there’s a case for digital search warrants Aug 24, 2018 04:06 PM IST

    Opinion | WhatsApp is right on encryption, but there’s a case for digital search warrants

    In a democracy, degrees of safety involve trade-offs between vigilance and privacy. But close and constant surveillance is an extreme form of vigilance

  • Death of an anonymous Twitter handle - Till unmasking do us apart May 25, 2017 01:30 PM IST

    Death of an anonymous Twitter handle - Till unmasking do us apart

    Anonymity gives these trolls - freedom to report fearlessly about misdeeds in an organisation. At the same time, it imparts them a demi-God status exerting power over lesser mortals, who often become their victims

  • Why Uber CEO‘s exit from Trump‘s council is purely economic Feb 03, 2017 04:23 PM IST

    Why Uber CEO‘s exit from Trump‘s council is purely economic

    Often open defiance of government‘s laws may be good for brand positioning, market share and sales. It makes complete economic sense.

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