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Twitter Invested In A Social Network Accused Of Spreading Misinformation And Hate Speech

Earlier this year, ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violate its community guidelines.

Pranav Dixit • 6 days ago

WhatsApp Is Fighting To Keep Millions Of Users Untraceable

WhatsApp is “a space for private conversations online.” An Indian court could make it public.

Pranav Dixit • 16 days ago

WhatsApp Is Now Letting Users Know When A Message Has Been Forwarded Too Many Times

The new feature is part of WhatsApp's efforts to curb how misinformation spreads on its platform.

Pranav Dixit • 20 days ago

Netflix Is Rolling Out A Low-Cost, Mobile-Only Subscription Plan For Users In India

The announcement comes at the same time the company said it lost 130,000 subscribers in the United States from April through June.

Pranav Dixit • One month ago

American YouTubers Are Making Videos Reacting To Indian Pop Culture To Go Viral

"Brace yourself. Indian subscribers are coming!!!"

Pranav Dixit • 2 months ago

A Video Game Went Viral Across India. Then Police Started Arresting Its Young Players.

Fears about PUBG’s violence and addictiveness led officials in the Indian state of Gujarat to ban the video game. But things didn’t stop there — soon young men were being arrested for gaming.

Pranav Dixit • 2 months ago

Facebook Has Tightened Its Facebook Live Rules After The New Zealand Terror Attacks

Months after the man who shot 51 Muslims to death inside two Christchurch mosques streamed the attacks on Facebook Live, Facebook wants to clamp down.

Pranav Dixit • 3 months ago

Sri Lanka Has Blocked Most Major Social Networks After A Facebook Post Sparked Anti-Muslim Riots

This is the third time in weeks the country has banned social media in the wake of religious tension.

Pranav Dixit • 3 months ago
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Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters

The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.

Pranav Dixit • 4 months ago

TikTok Just Got Banned In India Over Fears It Is Exposing Children To Porn And Sexual Predators

More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India.

Pranav Dixit • 4 months ago

WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All

A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Ryan Mac • 4 months ago

Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Indian And Pakistani Political Pages For Spreading Bad Information Before India's Elections

“We don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.

Pranav Dixit • 4 months ago

Facebook Is Pulling The Curtain Back On How It Organizes The Posts In Your News Feed

A “Why am I seeing this post” feature will let you understand and control why a post is showing up in your Facebook News Feed.

Pranav Dixit • 4 months ago

Wealthy Vapers In India Are Buying Juul Kits For $100 On The Gray Market

As Indian officials crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes, underground resellers are peddling Juuls on the gray market at a dramatic markup to wealthy customers curious about the controversial American brand.

Pranav Dixit • 5 months ago

Facebook Claims It Can Now Detect Revenge Porn Automatically — Though It Didn't Explain How

How can Facebook's machine learning and artificial intelligence systems tell whether a nude photo or video was uploaded consensually?

Pranav Dixit • 5 months ago

Airbnb Wanted Travelers To Stay In Homes. Now It's Buying HotelTonight.

Airbnb's acquisition of the hotel-booking app could make it more attractive to investors ahead of a public offering.

Pranav Dixit • 5 months ago

YouTube Is Rolling Out A Feature That Shows Fact-Checks When People Search For Sensitive Topics

The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.

Pranav Dixit • 5 months ago

While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway

“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”

Pranav Dixit • 5 months ago