Feb 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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
- Feb 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST
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.
- Feb 11, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Freedom of expression is the life blood of democracies, but hate speech and incitement to violence need to be firmly disallowed
- Jan 20, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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
- Jan 11, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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
- Nov 02, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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
- Jul 10, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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
- Feb 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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.
- Aug 05, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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.
- Apr 08, 2019 11:55 AM IST
The problem isn’t social media platforms, it is political parties who generate fake news, and nothing can stop them.
- Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM IST
Advertisements on social media need to be defined properly. Will promotions by Bollywood celebrities and social media influencers be classified as advertisements?
- Mar 08, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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.
- Feb 12, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Missing local leadership and no power to India representatives are among those that brought Twitter under the scrutiny of parliamentary panel.
- Jan 17, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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.
- Dec 31, 2018 09:16 AM IST
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.
- Nov 26, 2018 10:37 AM IST
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
- Aug 24, 2018 04:06 PM IST
In a democracy, degrees of safety involve trade-offs between vigilance and privacy. But close and constant surveillance is an extreme form of vigilance
- May 25, 2017 01:30 PM IST
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
- Feb 03, 2017 04:23 PM IST
Often open defiance of government‘s laws may be good for brand positioning, market share and sales. It makes complete economic sense.