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With elections around the corner, social media giants gear up to fight fake news

As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter available at the

Master the Art of Digital Brand Building at Social Media Marketing World

The integration of social media with digital commerce has transformed the way businesses operate. From March 20 to 22, 2019 there will be 7,000 marketers and influencers heading to San Diego for a three-day event to learn and teach the best techniques at Social Media Marketing World.

Why social media is boosting your stress

Social media has many benefits, but unfortunately, everything in this world has its negative sides. Despite the many advantages associated with social media, there are a number of negative effects caused by its usage. Among the common negative effects of social media use are stress, anxiety, depression, addiction,

1-800-Surveillance State: Agencies Can Snoop On Any Computer, Says Centre

Investigating agencies will have more sweeping powers to intercept and monitor information on computer devices after a new home ministry order signed by Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday. Ten central agencies have been equipped with powers of “interception, monitoring and decryption of any information generated, transmitted,

Fact Check: Old video of Rahul Gandhi resurfaces, claims he turned to Islam

Election or no election, discussions over Rahul Gandhi’s caste and religion still hogs the limelight on social media. On Monday, a Facebook post with a video showing Rahul praying with Muslim clerics went viral. The post claims that soon after the elections, the Congress president turned to

Russia Used Every Social Media Platform To Help Elect, Back Trump: Report

The new report offers latest evidence that Russian agents sought to help Donald Trump win the White House Washington: A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” meaning work, and ditch

Brands are cashing in on social media envy, and using influencers to sell it

On Wednesday, Gizmodo reported that an influencer paid to endorse specs online is being sued for not being influential enough. So far, so funny. The truth is that the minor celeb is being sued for breaking his contract. Grown-ish star Luka Sabbat was contracted to post three

Stress less: Minimizing the negative effects of social media

Social media can be a place to connect with friends and family, make plans or hear about events. At the same time, social media use can sometimes overwhelm us with news and information. Navigating social media use is all about keeping things in perspective. Here are some

Remember Life Before Social Media? Maybe It’s Time For A Reminder

When Twitter was young and tweets a mere 140 characters long, I used to mock the platform for consisting largely of posts that merely used tiny URLs to direct readers to in-depth articles on real new sites. Now I long to return to those days. Last week