In Social Media Safety Messages, Pictures Should Match the Words, Study Finds

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 11:17:23 +0530 - social

When using social media to nudge people toward safe and healthy behaviour, it's critical to make sure the words match the pictures, according to a new study.

Facebook's Advertising Integrity Chief Rob Leathern Leaves Company

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 10:50:03 +0530 - social

Facebook’s chief of advertising integrity, who handled the company's ad products around sensitive subjects such as politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this week, according to an internal company post on Friday.

Google Is Testing a Feature That Will Aggregate Short-Form Videos From TikTok, Instagram: Report

Posted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020 13:31:07 +0530 - social

Google is testing a feature that will aggregate videos from TikTok and Instagram in dedicated carousels in the Google app, as per a report. It appears to be a limited early-stage feature as of now. If this feature rolls out widely, users won’t have to open individual apps to watch short-form videos.

TikTok US Ban: Trump Administration Appeals Federal Order Blocking App Restrictions

Posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:54:49 +0530 - social

The Trump administration appealed a federal judge's order blocking restrictions that would have effectively barred the use of Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok in the US.

Are WhatsApp and Jio Cooling Off on Payments Partnership?

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 13:43:25 +0530 - social

While naming banking partners behind WhatsApp’s payments feature at the Facebook Fuel for India 2020 event recently, Facebook avoided mentioning Jio Payments Bank and showed up ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and the State Bank of India as the four banks powering payments through the app.

Facebook Shutting Irish Units at Centre of Tax Dispute: Report

Posted on Mon, 28 Dec 2020 10:37:42 +0530 - social

Facebook has moved to wind down several Irish holding companies that had allowed it to shift billions of dollars in profit to the country, where it was lightly taxed, the Times reported, citing company documents.

Instagram DM Tricks: How to Add Special Effects to Instagram Messages

Posted on Sat, 26 Dec 2020 13:00:01 +0530 - social

Following a recent software update, Facebook merged Messenger and Instagram direct messages, and since then the latter has received some cool new features. In this article, we tell you about one of these features that lets you add cool special effects in Instagram DMs.

Over 60 Percent of Cybercrime Complaints in 2020 Linked to Financial Frauds: Delhi Police

Posted on Fri, 25 Dec 2020 13:05:29 +0530 - social

Sixty-two percent of the cybercrime complaints lodged in 2020 were related to financial frauds, Delhi Police said in a statement.

Facebook Removes Australian Celebrity Chef Pete Evans’ Page Over COVID-19 Conspiracies

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020 17:08:04 +0530 - social

Facebook said it has removed the page of Australian celebrity chef-turned-conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the tech giant's latest move to police false content about the pandemic.

Josh, Moj, Mitron, and More: Five Popular Made-in-India TikTok Alternatives

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:20:49 +0530 - social

From Josh to Moj, here are five fun and popular Indian short-form video-sharing apps that you can choose if you still miss TikTok.

WhatsApp Adds Merry Christmas Stickers: How to Find, Share With Friends and Family

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020 13:58:12 +0530 - social

WhatsApp is used heavily to greet each other during festivals and holidays. As Christmas is around the corner, WhatsApp groups and chats are sure to be filled with messages and stickers. Check out how to find the right stickers to deck up your seasonal greetings.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube May Soon Get Blocked in Russia Over ‘Censorship’

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020 11:40:52 +0530 - social

Russian lawmakers moved a step closer to allowing regulators to block internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube if they are deemed to have censored content produced by Russians.