New Delhi/IBNS: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said removal of offensive posts by social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Google in pursuance of the new IT rules is a "big step towards transparency".
New Delhi/IBNS: Facebook took down over 30 million content pieces across 10 violation categories and Instagram took action against about two million pieces across nine categories during May 15-June 15 in the country, the social media giant said in its maiden monthly compliance report as mandated by the Indian IT rules, according to media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: The parliamentary panel on information technology, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, has conveyed a strict message to Facebook that the company representatives will have to physically appear in front of the panel notwithstanding what Facebook company policies say, according to an ANI report.
New Delhi/IBNS: Hours before the expiry of the three-month deadline for compliance with the Intermediary Guidelines, announced by the Indian government in February, social media giant Facebook said it will comply with the new rules, media reports said.
Srinagar: The J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) Wednesday said that till Tuesday the board had received 2,22,285 online applications for various categories of posts advertised under advertisement notification No 04 of 2020 while 913 applications had been received for the posts advertised under notice No 05 of 2020 since the commencement of online application forms.
New Delhi/IBNS: Executives from Facebook and Twitter, who appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday, were grilled heavily on why they blocked the accounts of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in November.
New Delhi/IBNS:The Facebook and Instagram pages of farmers agitating against the farm laws were blocked on Sunday for nearly three hours after a live broadcast giving rise to fresh debate on online censorship.
New Delhi/IBNS: Amazon has declined to appear before a parliament committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying its "subject matter experts are overseas" and cannot come to India owing to travel risks, causing "breach of privilege of parliament", said an NDTV report.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi assembly's peace and harmony committee on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has no intention of taking a coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India as the social media giant is rattled by accusations of being biased towards hate speeches during the riots in the national capital earlier this year.
New Delhi/IBNS: A Delhi assembly committee will give its final warning to Facebook which has skipped the hearing over the controversy related to the hate speeches that had dominated the social networking site during the riots in the national capital in February 2020.
New Delhi/IBNS: A top Facebook official has been asked to appear before a Delhi Assembly panel on ‘Peace and Harmony’, headed by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raghav Chadha in connection with the allegations against the social media giant over its “deliberate inaction on the part of social media platform to apply hate speech rules".
New Delhi: India recently slammed Pakistan for propagating fake news through popular social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
New Delhi/IBNS: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader T Raja Singh, who has been banned by Facebook for his speech for allegedly promoting hatred and violence, said he was not on the social networking site for years.