Twitter Invested In A Social Network Accused Of Spreading Misinformation And Hate Speech
Earlier this year, ShareChat took steps to clean up the platform, including removing accounts and content that violate its community guidelines.
WhatsApp Is Fighting To Keep Millions Of Users Untraceable
WhatsApp is “a space for private conversations online.” An Indian court could make it public.
WhatsApp Is Now Letting Users Know When A Message Has Been Forwarded Too Many Times
The new feature is part of WhatsApp's efforts to curb how misinformation spreads on its platform.
Netflix Is Rolling Out A Low-Cost, Mobile-Only Subscription Plan For Users In India
The announcement comes at the same time the company said it lost 130,000 subscribers in the United States from April through June.
American YouTubers Are Making Videos Reacting To Indian Pop Culture To Go Viral
"Brace yourself. Indian subscribers are coming!!!"
A Video Game Went Viral Across India. Then Police Started Arresting Its Young Players.
Fears about PUBG’s violence and addictiveness led officials in the Indian state of Gujarat to ban the video game. But things didn’t stop there — soon young men were being arrested for gaming.
Facebook Has Tightened Its Facebook Live Rules After The New Zealand Terror Attacks
Months after the man who shot 51 Muslims to death inside two Christchurch mosques streamed the attacks on Facebook Live, Facebook wants to clamp down.
Sri Lanka Has Blocked Most Major Social Networks After A Facebook Post Sparked Anti-Muslim Riots
This is the third time in weeks the country has banned social media in the wake of religious tension.
Google Is Letting People Pay Cash For Android Apps At Their Local Shops
No credit card? No problem.
Google Will Soon Let You Automatically Scrub Your Location And Web History From Your Account Every Few Months
It’s a plus for privacy.
Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters
The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.
TikTok Just Got Banned In India Over Fears It Is Exposing Children To Porn And Sexual Predators
More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India.
WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All
A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Indian And Pakistani Political Pages For Spreading Bad Information Before India's Elections
“We don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
Facebook Is Pulling The Curtain Back On How It Organizes The Posts In Your News Feed
A “Why am I seeing this post” feature will let you understand and control why a post is showing up in your Facebook News Feed.
Wealthy Vapers In India Are Buying Juul Kits For $100 On The Gray Market
As Indian officials crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes, underground resellers are peddling Juuls on the gray market at a dramatic markup to wealthy customers curious about the controversial American brand.
Facebook Claims It Can Now Detect Revenge Porn Automatically — Though It Didn't Explain How
How can Facebook's machine learning and artificial intelligence systems tell whether a nude photo or video was uploaded consensually?
Airbnb Wanted Travelers To Stay In Homes. Now It's Buying HotelTonight.
Airbnb's acquisition of the hotel-booking app could make it more attractive to investors ahead of a public offering.
YouTube Is Rolling Out A Feature That Shows Fact-Checks When People Search For Sensitive Topics
The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.
While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway
“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”