Social Media Firms Opposed to Employee Liability Under IT Rules: Study

Social media companies have expressed strong objection to the provision to hold chief compliance officers personally liable for failing to meet norms under the IT Rules as it may lead to increased censorship by the platforms, an industry study said on Monday. The IT Rules of 2021 mandate social media platforms to appoint a Chief […]

Donald Trump’s Social Media Firm Said to Receive Subpoenas From SEC

Donald Trump’s social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising a cash infusion needed to take on Twitter. Trump Media & Technology Group received subpoenas from a grand jury in […]

Pokémon Go’s Companion Social App Campfire to Roll Out Globally Soon

Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has announced the global rollout of the Campfire social app in the coming days. The app will allow the Niantic community a new way to experience real-world gameplay, meetups, and events, providing a way for people to discover creations, places as well as experiences. The company has been testing […]

54 Percent in India Turn to Social Media for Factual Info, Says Study

As many as 54 percent of people in India turn to social media when looking for factual information, according to a global study by Oxford University Press (OUP). The research-led campaign ‘The Matter of Fact’ looked at the level of understanding of how truths are identified and sources validated. Despite concerns around misinformation and false […]

Trump’s Truth Social SPAC Deal Faces Fresh Investigation, Subpoenas Issued

The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business has disclosed a federal grand jury investigation that, it says, could impede or even prevent its acquisition of the Truth Social app. Shares of Digital World Acquisition dropped 10 percent in morning trading on Monday as the company revealed that it has received subpoenas […]

Instagram tests age verification via video selfie and social vouching

Over in the US, Instagram has started testing new ways to have you verify your age. In addition to simply uploading your ID, a method that may take up to two days to verify, you now have two more options. The first one is to take a video selfie. On-screen instructions will guide you through […]

Social Media Should Act in Accordance With Indian Laws: MeitY

The Indian government’s proposal to set up a grievances appellate panel follows several complaints that social media platforms are not adequately redressing the issues raised by the people, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT held an open house discussion with stakeholders on a draft notification to […]

India Revises Rules for Social Media Companies to Protect Users’ Rights

India on Monday reissued new rules on social media companies that it proposed then abruptly withdrew last week, making no changes but explaining that the law was needed because the companies had violated Indians’ constitutional rights. The country last week released a draft of changes to its IT law that would require companies to “respect […]

India to Decide on Appeals Panel for Social Media’s Content Moderation

The government is considering whether to set up an appeals panel with the power to reverse the content moderation decisions of social media firms, the information technology ministry said, in what would be the first such move of its kind worldwide. The revelation came in a document seeking comments on plans for changes to IT rules […]

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