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A US agency investigating Facebook Inc for racial bias in hiring and promotions has designated the probe as “systemic,” attorneys for three job applicants and a manager who claim the company discriminated against them told Reuters on Friday. A “systemic” probe means the agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, suspects company policies may be contributing to
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In the age of a pandemic, digital platforms and social media are fast growing phenomena. The Internet connects over 2.5 billion users worldwide, offering opportunities to young people to connect, communicate, educate, and ultimately expand their horizons. In India, however, several socio-economic disparities along with other divisions, based on gender or race, affect equal access
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Bitmoji was created by a company called Bitstrips, which was founded in 2007 by Jacob Blackstock, David Kennedy, Shahan Panth, Dorian Baldwin, and Jesse Brown. Soon after Bitstrips launched Bitmoji, the company was acquired by Snapchat in 2016. Bitmoji has since become more widely known and used than it ever was. Nowadays, Bitmoji has been focusing
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As COVID-19 vaccines are getting administered across the globe, Twitter is enforcing a five-strike policy for accounts that repeatedly spew misinformation about the vaccines. To supplement this policy, the platform is also debuting warning labels specifically for vaccine-related misinformation. New Labels for COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation In a post on the Twitter blog, the platform announced that it
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India’s conglomerate Reliance Industries has partnered with Facebook, Google, and fintech player Infibeam to set up a national digital payment network, said a report that came out on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Last year, India’s central bank invited companies to forge new umbrella entities (NUEs) to create a payments network that would rival the system operated
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TikTok has settled multiple privacy lawsuits for the eyewatering sum of $92 million. The lawsuits focused on the video-sharing social media platform’s misuse of user data and applies to 89 million TikTok users in the US whose details were allegedly sold to third-party advertisers. TikTok Settles Privacy Lawsuits According to NPR, 21 federal lawsuits were
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Twitter announced new features at its annual Analyst Day event, the most notable being a new tool called Super Follows subscriptions. This new subscription service will allow creators and publishers monetise through Twitter for exclusive tweets and content. Followers who pay for the Super Follows subscription will gain access to exclusive content, deals and discounts,
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From the addition of newsletters and voice direct messages (DMs) to the announcement of the incoming “Super Follow,” Twitter is a much different platform today than it was a mere two months ago in 2020. The platform is still expanding, and this time with a handful of new visual tools for you to use to add to
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Internet freedom advocates on Friday warned new Indian social media regulations could pose a threat to freedom of expression, after New Delhi announced plans for tough new rules that could force platforms to remove content it deems objectionable. Under the new regulations — unveiled on Thursday and due to come into force in three months
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Online spaces for short-form videos like TikTok and Instagram Reels house all kinds of content. As long as it doesn’t break the platform’s community guidelines, there’s probably someone out there on the app of your choice that’s creating video content you’d enjoy—you just have to find them. In December, Facebook joined the competition with its launch
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Facebook is responding to the Oversight Board’s first-ever set of recommendations. The social network agrees with all of the Oversight Board’s suggestions except one: its request to relax COVID-19 misinformation takedowns. Facebook Won’t Back Down on COVID-19 Misinformation Facebook shared its response to the Oversight Board’s recommendations in a post on the About Facebook blog. The
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During the second week of January, TikTok opened applications for its incubator program meant to elevate and amplify the voices of Black creators. Today, TikTok revealed which users are been selected to join. The Inaugural Class of TikTok’s Black Creatives Program TikTok has announced that after processing over 5000 applications, it has selected the lucky 100 artists
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Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate. “The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms,” said Nick Backovic,
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Facebook News was a very popular news source for a lot of Australians, but it can no longer be accessed in Australia. So the people have turned to another source to keep themselves informed. Australians Search for Facebook News Alternative Last Friday, the news app of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) ranked #1 on the iOS download
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Last week, TikTok was named the Global Sponsor of the upcoming Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro 2020 tournament. It would appear that the social media platform is looking to add to its list of sports partnerships. TikTok Gets More Involved With Sports The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced a multi-year partnership with video-sharing app TikTok, which calls
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