Tag: Social Media

Loud Debates, Fun Banter: Clubhouse — an Outlet for the Middle

They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from abortion to sexual harassment, or argue where to find the best...

Russia Says Hope Won’t Have to Ban Western Tech Giants After

The Kremlin said Tuesday it hopes Moscow will not be forced to block Western tech giants in the country but stressed that the companies had to abide by Russian law. Russian authorities have in recent months ramped up pressure on foreign social media platforms, particularly those hosting content supporting...

Can India Catch Up to Global Standards of Digital Safety and

In the age of a pandemic, digital platforms and social media are fast growing phenomena. The Internet connects over 2.5 billion users worldwide, offering opportunities to young people to connect, communicate, educate, and ultimately expand their horizons. In India, however, several socio-economic disparities along with other divisions, based on...

New Rules for Social Media, Online Streaming Platforms Could

Internet freedom advocates on Friday warned new Indian social media regulations could pose a threat to freedom of expression, after New Delhi announced plans for tough new rules that could force platforms to remove content it deems objectionable. Under the new regulations — unveiled on Thursday and due to...

Australia pulls health ads from Facebook after news blackout | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook is playing hardball over a government plan to force technology giants to pay for the news on their platforms. Australia’s health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant over a new law that...

Australia: Facebook has ‘tentatively friended’ us again | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Australian PM Scott Morrison says his government is again in talks with tech giant as standoff results in decline of traffic to country’s news sites. Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news...

US bipartisan bill could empower news outlets to take on Big | Incredible Solutions Tech

An antitrust bill would allow smaller news outlets to negotiate collectively with Facebook and Google, Reuters reports. Members of the United States Congress from both parties plan to introduce a bill in coming weeks to make it easier for smaller news organisations to negotiate with Big Tech platforms, Representative...

‘Sorry’: Brokerage chief at heart of GameStop saga apologises | Incredible Solutions Tech

The head of trading app Robinhood and Wall Street hedge fund managers fielded a barrage of questions in the United States Congress about their role in the GameStop trading frenzy, at times being cut off by irate policymakers who found their answers wanting. Financial heavyweights including billionaire Republican mega-donor...

Australia to push ahead with media law despite Facebook | Incredible Solutions Tech

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised on Friday to press ahead with a new law to force Facebook to pay media organisations for their content after a news blackout triggered outrage not only in Australia but in other countries where governments are considering similar laws. Facebook stopped its 13...

Facebook blocks news content in Australia in dispute over new | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook has blocked Australian users of its platform from reading and sharing local and international news, stepping up its campaign against government plans to force technology giants to pay publishers for their news content. “The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it...

App flap: Twitter’s India troubles give local rival Koo a lift | Incredible Solutions Tech

Koo has a fraction of Twitter’s users but surged recently after endorsements by Indian politicians amid a row between the US site and the Indian government. An Indian alternative to Twitter Inc. is experiencing a surge in popularity after the U.S. microblogging site clashed with the country’s government, a...

Twitter Voice DMs Feature Being Rolled Out in India, Brazil,

Twitter has started testing a new voice messaging feature for direct messages on the platform. The feature is being rolled out in a phased manner to users in India, Brazil, and Japan starting Wednesday, February 17. Voice DMs extends the ability to send voice notes as direct messages or...

Parler, the conservative social media platform, back online | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Removed from web hosting services in January, Parler is a favourite of conservatives who decry ‘censorship’. Parler, the social media platform popular among conservatives, is back online and ready to take on “big tech”, the company announced on Monday. The platform was de-hosted by Amazon in January after the...

Clubhouse Says Reviewing Data Protection Practices After

The US audio-only social media app Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulnerable to access by the Chinese government. The app said in a response to the study, published...

Doge days: Elon Musk and Tesla place double bet on | Incredible Solutions Tech

What does the world’s richest person buy his baby? Cryptocurrency, apparently. Tech magnate and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the latest in a long string of social media posts boosting the prospects of Dogecoin this week by saying he planned to keep it in the family. “Bought some Dogecoin...