June 26, 2022 20:25 (IST)
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SC refuses to censor Kangana Ranaut's social media posts

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to censor actor Kangana Ranaut's social media posts, which are often embroiled in controversies, stating that police complaints have already been registered regarding her for posts where she referred to protesting Sikh farmers as "Khalistani terrorists".

Meta announces safety initiatives for India to protect women

Meta, formerly Facebook, has announced a series of initiatives to ensure safe online experience for Indian women across its platforms.

SC slams a section of private news channels for communal tone in news reporting

Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the news published on web portals and social media platforms have communal colour, and "only listen to powerful voices" and "write anything" against judges or institutions.

'Facebook cannot be compelled to answer issues on law and order': Supreme Court on Delhi's assembly's notice

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court has allowed Facebook to remain silent on questions on the issues of law and order which are the domain of the Central government while asking the social media giant to appear before the Delhi Assembly panel in 2020 riots probe, media reports said.

'Misplaced, exaggerated': India rubbishes UN special branch's criticism on new IT rules

New Delhi/IBNS: India has described the concerns raised by a special branch of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as "misplaced, exaggerated and disingenuous".

Making 'every effort' to comply : Twitter writes to Indian govt on new digital rules

New Delhi/IBNS: Social media giant, Twitter, has written to the government that it is making "every effort" to implement the new digital rules and it has appointed Indian officers residing in the country as required and informed that an update on compliance will be provided shortly, said media reports.

New IT rules: 'We aim to comply with the provisions of the IT rules', says Facebook hours before deadline

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.

Centre announces new guidelines to regulate online news, social media and OTT platforms

New Delhi/IBNS : The Centre today stated that it framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders.

Social media sites in India have to follow law of the land : Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Taking a stern stand, the government on Thursday said the social media companies will have to completely abide by the Indian laws or face strict action.

Army official moves Delhi High Court against ban on social media use by soldiers

New Delhi/UNI: An Army official on Monday filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the order banning the use of social networking platforms like Facebook and Instagram by Army personnel.

India witnesses rare solar eclipse today, netizens flood social media with images

New Delhi/IBNS: People across India are seen posting images of the rare solar eclipse on social media since Sunday morning once the celestial event became visible from several cities.

Delhi HC issues notices to Centre, Facebook, Google and Twitter over petition seeking closure of groups like Bois Locker Room

New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi High Court on Sunday issued notice to Centre, seeking its response on a petition requesting directive to ensure social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram remove illegal groups like ‘Bois Locker Room’ for the safety and security of children, said media reports.

Kuwait rejects online anti-India propaganda, reposes faith in friendship of two nations

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after Twitter deleted fake handles attributed to royal family members of the Gulf countries which were used to target and  spread false news about India, Kuwait has now rejected attempts to spoil ties with the nation through ‘foreign sponsored’ social media posts.

Coronavirus: Ten held for circulating fake news on social media

Kottayam/UNI:  Ten persons were arrested on Friday for allegedly circulating fake news on social media on Coronavirus.

PM Modi signs off social media, offers to seven women achievers

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is signing off from his social media accounts and offering the same to seven women achievers who are sharing their success stories to mark the International Women's Day.