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India instructs social media companies to remove any content that refers to “Indian variant” of Covid-19

The Indian government instructed social media companies to remove any content that refers to the “Indian variant” of Covid-19. The IT ministry said the World Health Organization (WHO) listed the variant as B.1.617 and any reference to “Indian” was false. Geographical terms have been used to describe a number of other variants, including the UK […]

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Florida’s legislature approves controversial bill to fine social media platforms for banning politicians

Both houses of Florida’s legislature approved a new controversial bill that would stop tech giants from de-platforming politicians. The legislation allows platforms to suspend accounts, but only for 14 days, and could fine the platforms as much as $250,000 per day for violating the law. NetChoice, a group that promotes free expression on the internet, […]

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India asks Twitter to remove posts critical of Modi government’s handling of Covid-19 crisis

Indian government asked social media giant Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by legislators, that were critical of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as cases of COVID-19 again hit a world record. Twitter has withheld some of the tweets after the legal request by the […]

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Insane

Body-editing apps advertised on social media platforms are triggering eating disorders

Body-editing apps advertised on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram are triggering young people with eating disorders, campaigners fear. Adverts show how the apps can be used to alter body parts, including making waists slimmer and adding muscles. Eating disorder charities have said technology firms should consider the impact on vulnerable people. Campaigners say […]

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Donald Trump may return to social media with his own platform

Former US President Donald Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, plans to launch his own platform in two to three months, one of his senior advisers told Fox News on Sunday. Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the network that […]

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Spending more than 2-hours a day on social media can cause DEPRESSION, Researchers Find

Daily use of sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter could have an impact on mental health. In fact, research from the US suggests a link between the time spent on social networks and increased risk of depression. This isn’t the first time that scientists have investigated time spent on social media and depression, especially […]

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Tech World

Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

United States President Donald Trump has escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order on Thursday challenging the liability protections in US law that serve as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. The move followed Twitter’s decision to apply fact checks to two of his tweets about voting. Trump said […]

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Video of chimpanzee sharing an apple with tortoise goes viral, WATCH

A clip recently surfaced on social media showing a chimpanzee sharing an apple with a tortoise and it is making all smile. Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda took to Twitter to share the delightful clip which is a perfect example of sharing is caring. In the video, the chimpanzee is seen eating an apple. […]

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TikTok star ‘almost died’ after getting trapped under ice while filming a stunt

A TikTok star has said that he came “close to dying” while filming a stunt for his outdoor adventure account. Jason Clark, who has over 4 lakh followers on TikTok, shared an Instagram post detailing his brush with death. He said that he became trapped under a sheet of ice and could not find his […]

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Internet criticises Chhapaak’s TikTok challenge ‘look’ on acid survivor   

Deepika Padukone is facing a backlash once again and this time it is for turning her character Malti’s look from Chhapaak into a TikTok challenge. A TikTok video of the star is going viral for all the wrong reasons. During the promotions of her film Chhapaak, Deepika had met many TikTok stars. For one of […]

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Viral: Video of duck feeding fish is winning the internet

  A viral video of a duck “feeding” fish is winning the Internet. The video posted by  an Indian Forest Service (IFS) office, Parveen Kaswan, shows a duck collect food from its tray and dip its mouth into the water, feeding multiple fish in the process. Show me a better example of friendship. These fish […]

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India will finalise rules to regulate social media by January 15

The Union Government told the Supreme Court today that it would finalise rules to regulate hate speech, fake news, defamatory posts and anti-national activities on social media by 15th January. The Supreme Court also transferred all the cases pending at the Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh High Courts concerning a demand to link Aadhaar and […]