Saturday, March 2, 2024

Topic: Social Media

Union issued 36,800 blocking orders to social media platforms since 2018 under IT Act

The Union government asked social media intermediaries to block at least 36,838 uniform resource locators, or URLs, between 2018 and October 2023 under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Electronics and Information Technology Ministry told Parliament on Friday.

Palestinian digital rights group says 103,000 instances of hate speech in Hebrew since October 7

7amleh, a non-profit organization that advocates for Palestinian digital rights, has documented over 103,000 instances of hate speech and/or incitement in Hebrew out of...

Why Meta’s Threads app is the biggest threat to Twitter yet

Lisa M. Given, RMIT University The launch of social media app Threads as a competitor to Twitter is a game-changer. Meta, which also owns Facebook and...

Union govt forms panels to oversee social media content moderation

The Union government on Friday notified the formation of three Grievance Appellate Committees which will have control over content moderation decisions taken by social media platforms in India.

‘Urgent need’ for more accountability from social media giants to curb hate speech: UN experts

The heads of many of the world’s biggest social media platforms were urged on Friday to change their business models and become more accountable in the battle against rising hate speech online.

PFI ban: Govt asks states to curb misuse of social media

Days after the nationwide crackdown and subsequent ban on Popular Front of India (PFI), the Union government sent out an advisory that there has been...