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Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this? by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 05, 2012 07:06 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media
The Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, together with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, will be convening a Round-table on Fragmentation in a Democracy : ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 29, 2013 07:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Google survey: 37% of urban Indian voters are online
Almost four out of every 10 urban voters (or 37%) in India are online, just a little less than the number (42%) that are undecided about whom they will vote ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:41 AM — Filed under: ,
We the goondas
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India
Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30! by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 10:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jun 12, 2018 02:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'
Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were ... by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy by Krupa Joseph last modified Jun 14, 2021 11:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
In India and Indonesia, users criticize initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 29, 2015 04:35 PM — Filed under: ,
The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part II
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on ... by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:17 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 04:44 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How To Win Friends, FB Style
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 12:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
What Bengaluru Thinks of the Big Tech Announcements in Silicon Valley
There is a split verdict on the big tech announcements made out of California during the Prime Minister's visit, in the desi version of Silicon Valley - ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 01:26 PM — Filed under: , ,
Outrage before sharing
Has the social media converted people into a lynch mob that seeks out justice and passes judgement instantly, without bothering to hear both sides of the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 05:08 PM — Filed under: ,
Rise of the bot: all you need to know about the latest threat online
In the last week of December, 2013, former union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal lodged a police complaint in Chandigarh after witnessing “an unusual rise ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Social Notworking - 'Murder by Twitter'
Suketu Mehta (@suketumehta) - terrible news about sunanda tharoor. this is murder by twitter. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2014 07:02 AM — Filed under: ,
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2016 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 14, 2016 01:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 16, 2016 03:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 15, 2016 01:59 PM — Filed under: ,
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 18, 2016 01:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
The year social media came of age in India
Sambhavi Saxena, 19, was at Jantar Mantar on December 25 protesting against Nirbhaya's brutal rape when Delhi Police swooped down, rounded her up along with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 03:33 AM — Filed under: ,
LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs
Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 24, 2017 01:51 AM — Filed under: ,
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 04, 2017 02:29 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A 13-year-old's rape in TN highlights the major threat online sexual grooming poses to children
Predatory paedophiles online pose a major threat to children who form 7% of internet users in India. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:16 AM — Filed under: ,
Faking it on WhatsApp: How India's favourite messaging app is turning into a rumour mill
Spreading fast and wild on WhatsApp fake news about riots, ‘miracle’ currency by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:44 PM — Filed under: ,
Suicide videos: Facebook beefs up team to monitor content
Responding to the spate of suicides being livestreamed, social media giant Facebook has announced it will add another 3,000 people to its 4,500-strong review ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 02:59 AM — Filed under: ,