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Facebook, Google agreed a code of conduct to fight fake news

Payments from websites that spread fake news will not be accepted

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Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Google didn’t reveal how it catches the bad actors

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How did English teacher Jack Ma become an internet giant?

Ma, whose Chinese name is Ma Yun, has often described himself as an accidental entrepreneur.

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Twitter not based on ‘political ideology,’ CEO tells lawmakers

Twitter does not operate on the basis of “political ideology,” chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives. “Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules,” Dorsey said in prepared remarks to a congressional hearing…

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Brief Facebook outage after ‘networking issues’

Some users had read-only access while others were unable to log in

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How to get your Instagram account verified

Who doesn’t want to get their social media accounts verified? It not only gives your account a level of credence but also gives you some bragging rights as not everyone has those blue ticks, especially on Instagram where the number of verified accounts is way less than on other platforms. However, that’s all about to…

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Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia

Facebook last month removed 32 pages and accounts tied to another misinformation campaign without describing its origins

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Trump accuses social media firms of ‘silencing millions’

US President Donald Trump has blamed social media companies of silencing people in an act of censorship

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Facebook, Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran

Facebook and Twitter unveiled fresh crackdowns on misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran as analysts warned of more efforts to manipulate public debate ahead of the November US elections. Facebook announced late Tuesday that it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,”…

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Trump says it is ‘dangerous’ for Twitter, Facebook to ban accounts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is “very dangerous” for social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to silence voices on their services

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Imran Khan’s Twitter promises from the past four years

SAMAA Digital went through four years of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweets and here are some of the promises he has made for his long-awaited tenure as PM. He has promised to reform the police multiple times, making it apolitical and free from political interference.​   On #PoliceMartyrsDay we salute our police martyrs who laid…

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The US wants to know what you’re talking about on Messenger and it wants Facebook to help

The US government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance….

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Nobel laureate Malala prays for Pakistan’s peace and prosperity

Malala was shot in Swat in 2012 for being a vocal supporter of education for girls

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Cricketer Junaid Khan has been blessed with a baby boy

Bowler Junaid Khan was blessed with a baby boy on Saturday

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Facebook pages with large US following to require more authorization

Facebook Inc will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large US following, it said here on Friday, seeking to make it harder to administer a page using a fake or compromised account. The measures come about a week after the social network said it identified a new coordinated political…

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Video: Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly earthquake struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users praising him for his unwavering faith. The white-robed Islamic leader was preaching on Sunday night at a mosque in Denpasar on the holiday island of Bali when…

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Twitter shares plunge in black week for social media

Twitter shares took a pounding on Friday after it reported a decline in its user base, extending a stock market bloodbath for what had been a sizzling social media sector.

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Why would PTI-supporter Sara Taseer tweet this against Baloch women on election day?

“Love seeing this turnout of women #PakistanElections 2018, but then I think would I allow these ladies to make a decision even about what will be cooking in my kitchen today? And these ladies will decide on the future of the nation. Scary thought.” This was what the late Salmaan Taseer’s daughter Sara tweeted on…

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‘Never, ever threaten’ US again, Trump tweets to Iran

Donald Trump wrote the entire message in capital letters

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