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Strike China and Save the World: Part 2 – Manufacturing Reality

Just imagine a video of Chinese authorities brutally assaulting and arresting Chinese citizens who have a credit rating below certain criteria, appearing on Sina Weibo. In no time this video…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Belarus classifies social media channels as ‘extremist’ in new crackdown

(Reuters) - The Belarusian interior ministry on Friday classified three of the country's most popular opposition social media channels as extremist organisations, meaning that people can face up to seven…

Australia mulls measures making social media giants responsible for defamatory postings

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government is considering a range of measures that would make social media companies more responsible for defamatory material published on their platforms, Communications Minister Paul…

Kazakhstan moves to restrict foreign social media usage

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's parliament approved a bill on Wednesday requiring owners of foreign social media and messaging apps to set up offices in the country or risk being blocked…

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro signs decree changing social media regulations

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Monday changing internet regulations to combat "arbitrary removal" of accounts, profiles and content, the presidential press office said. The…

Another video of assault on Pakistani woman sparks rage on social media

Lahore [Pakistan], August 21 (ANI): Women in Pakistan seem to be dealing with a worsening situation where they fear for their safety in the face of rising incidents of assault.…

Top Pakistan official says Afghanistan using social media accounts with anti-Pak hashtags to malign its image

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 11 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf on Wednesday claimed that social media accounts operated from Afghanistan and India were being used to malign the country…

Afghans launch social media campaign against Pakistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 11 (ANI): Scores of people on social media, including many in Afghanistan have begun a massive anti-Pakistan campaign to protest against their meddling in the war-torn country.…

IT Minister likely to meet representatives of social media firms this month

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is likely to meet representatives of social media firms this month, sources said on Monday. This comes amid social…

Social media platforms are ‘killing people’ with vaccine misinformation, says Biden

Washington [US], July 17 (ANI): President Joe Biden on Friday criticized social media platforms like Facebook for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines, as his administration has blamed them…

SC refuses interim order to stay proceedings of cases before HCs challenging IT Rules 2021

New Delhi [India], July 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order to stay the proceedings of the cases pending before the various High Courts…

Social media platforms may polarise society, says SC on Facebook India VP’s plea

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Pronouncing its verdict in Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan's petition challenging the issuance of summons against him by the Delhi Assembly Committee in…