Twitter is working on Facebook-like tweet reactions view

San Francisco, May 29 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter is reportedly working on a Facebook-like tweet reactions view that includes adding some new emojis. According to researcher Jane Manchun Wong, alongside the “Like” button, Twitter is also working on “Cheer,” “Hmm,” “Sad,” and “Haha” reactions. It’s still unclear when the platform is going to release this… Continue reading Twitter is working on Facebook-like tweet reactions view

WhatsApp won’t limit functions if you don’t accept new policy

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS): In a U-turn, WhatsApp has said that it will not limit functionalities for users who do not accept the new privacy policy that went into effect on May 15. The Facebook-owned platform that has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in Delhi High Court over chat ‘traceability’, went ahead with… Continue reading WhatsApp won’t limit functions if you don’t accept new policy

Govt gives OTT, digital media players 15 days to furnish details on compliance with new rules

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Centre has written to the OTT and digital media platforms to furnish all their details and compliance status as per the new IT rules within 15 days. In its notice to the platforms, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said that a total of around 60 publishers and their… Continue reading Govt gives OTT, digital media players 15 days to furnish details on compliance with new rules

Twitter asks IT Ministry for 3-month extension on new rules

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With WhatsApp suing the Indian government over the new IT rules for social media platforms, Twitter on Thursday requested the IT Ministry to consider a minimum of three-month extension in order for the company to implement the new intermediary guidelines. Twitter, which witnessed a police raid on its offices in… Continue reading Twitter asks IT Ministry for 3-month extension on new rules

Twitter partners RazorPay for Tip Jar service, in talks with others

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As it enables iOS and Android users in India to send money or ‘tip directly to their select favourite accounts with substantial followers, Twitter has collaborated with payments gateway provider RazorPay to facilitate the Tip Jar feature in the country. Reliable sources told IANS on Thursday that Twitter, which is… Continue reading Twitter partners RazorPay for Tip Jar service, in talks with others

FB to push down all posts from users who share misinformation

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Facebook has announced to push down all posts by users who repeatedly share misinformation and fake content across its platforms, as it expands its fact-checking programme to individuals from Pages, Groups, Instagram accounts and domains. The social network said in a statement late on Wednesday that the new rule applies… Continue reading FB to push down all posts from users who share misinformation

Facebook to no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was lab made

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook will no longer remove claims posted on its platforms that Covid-19 is either man-made or lab manufactured, as US President Joe Biden has called upon intelligence agencies to probe the so-called “lab-leak hypothesis”. The social network had earlier banned such claims as part of its Covid-19 misinformation policy. A… Continue reading Facebook to no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was lab made

WhatsApp lawsuit: Experts say new rules needed for fine balance between rights, laws

By Sumit Saxena (IANS) With WhatsApp filing a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court stating that requiring messaging apps to “trace” chats undermines people’s right to privacy, even as the deadline to comply with the new IT (intermediary) rules, 2021, for big social media platforms in India ended on Tuesday, legal experts say the new… Continue reading WhatsApp lawsuit: Experts say new rules needed for fine balance between rights, laws

Committed to right to privacy, but need to maintain law & order: IT Minister counters WhatsApp

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As WhatsApp moves the Delhi High Court against the new rules for intermediaries saying they would violate privacy, Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government is committed to the right to privacy, but simultaneously it also has to maintain law and order and ensure national security.… Continue reading Committed to right to privacy, but need to maintain law & order: IT Minister counters WhatsApp

WhatsApp sues Indian govt over chat ‘traceability’

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Taking the user privacy war to the court over new IT rules, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in the Delhi High Court, saying that user privacy is in its DNA and requiring messaging apps to “trace” chats undermines people’s right to privacy. The Ministry… Continue reading WhatsApp sues Indian govt over chat ‘traceability’