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Twitter to label tweets by world leaders who violate its rules

Twitter will begin labeling such tweets by world leaders which violate its rules. The function will apply only to verified government officials and political candidates with over 100,000 followers.    The decision... Read more »

US govt inaction allowed fake news to spread: Zuckerberg

(AFP) – Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that a lack of action by US authorities on fake political content on the platform after the 2016 US election helped pave the way... Read more »
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Aussie watchdog readies clampdown on Google, Facebook

(AFP) – Australia’s competition watchdog is poised to call for far-reaching new regulations on Facebook, Google and other tech giants which could have global ramifications for how they make money and choose... Read more »
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Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with ‘Libra’ coin

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and brings over a billion “unbanked” people into the financial... Read more »

These CEOs have the strongest social media presence

Less than half of S&P 500 and FTSE 350 CEOs have a social media presence, new research has found – and that could be the difference between their companies retaining and losing... Read more »

Amazon Shuts Down its ‘Spark’ Social Shopping Alternative

Now that the major social media players are well established, with billions of active users, building an alternative platform is difficult, even for the tech giants with their infinite resources. Google found... Read more »
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Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages

(AFP) – An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration. The website DownDetector.com showed a spike in reports of Instagram being unavailable... Read more »

Seven Biggest Social Media Sites in 2019

All social media networks are not created equally. While Instagram might be a powerhouse for one brand, it’ll do nothing for another – and while one business might have tons of engagement on Facebook,... Read more »

A angry man who turned into a meme

Mohammad Akhtar’s picture of looking totally disheartened with Pakistan’s fielding during the match against Australia went viral on social media. One could not go through Twitter or Facebook feed without coming across... Read more »
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WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices

WhatsApp is going to end support for all smartphones running Windows OS from 31st December this year. This means that the not only Windows phones would not receive any future update for... Read more »
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Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland: rights group

(Yahoo News) Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday. The pages,... Read more »

Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses

The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to... Read more »