Media

Google reportedly fires staffer in media leak crackdown

Google has reportedly fired an employee believed to be leaking to the media, as it placed two others involved with internal activism at the company on leave, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. TERMINATED EMPLOYEE SENT NAMES AND PERSONAL INFORMATION The publication writes that the terminated employee provided names and personal information of other employees to reporters. One of the ... Read More »

‘A circus and a hoax’: how rightwing media are covering impeachment

The Fox News offices in New York City on 11 October 2019. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Televised public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump start on Wednesday and are likely to grip America with a litany of damaging testimony. Transcripts of private hearings already show witnesses testifying about the same basic scenario: Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his potential rival in the 2020 election ... Read More »

Media persons say ‘we can’t show truth because we’ll lose our jobs’: Rahul

Mahendragarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has no understanding of the economy, and claimed that the world is mocking India due to the BJP’s politics of pitting people against each other. As the poll campaign for the 90-member Haryana assembly entered the final lap, Gandhi stuck to the issues of economic ... Read More »

Stock market update: Nifty Media up 2%; Dish TV, Den Networks surge

Media stocks traded higher on NSE in the afternoon trade on Thursday. Shares of Dish TV India (up 8.28 per cent), Den Networks (up 4.91 per cent), Zee Entertainment EnterprisesNSE -0.64 % (up 4.78 per cent) and TV18 Broadcast (up 2.49 per cent) were the top gainers. Zee Media Corporation (up 2.27 per cent), Network 18 Media & Investments (up ... Read More »

Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Digital ad spend in regional media set to grow to $3 billion by 2023 as internet user base swells

Fuelled by a growing base of online users, digital advertising spend in the regional media is set to grow from $300 million in 2018 to $3 billion by 2023, said a report titled ‘Vernacular is NOW, not the future’ by RedSeer Consulting. Facebook and Google currently account for 80 per cent of Indian digital advertising spend. According to the report ... Read More »

Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias

Illustrative: Missiles rise into the sky as Israel hits an air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP) An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said. Local media reported that air defenses shot down ... Read More »

With Social Media, Everyone’s A Celebrity

On Facebook and elsewhere, we design self-flattering profiles, post status updates, upload photos of ourselves and get tagged in others’ uploads, labor to choose the right “25 random things about me,” which are, of course, not random at all. Video cameras are marketed with a one-touch-upload-to-YouTube function. It is not so much that everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame or ... Read More »

Twitter goes down during White House social media summit

Twitter appeared to be down for a large number of users across the United States on Thursday. The company confirmed the issue to The Verge, saying, “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening here.” The outage, which began around 2:40PM ET, took place as conservative activists gathered at the White House to complain about ... Read More »