Social Media

Lawsuit Over White Nationalist’s Twitter Ban Clears Hurdle

A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor’s favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter’s request to dismiss the suit, court records show. Taylor claims Twitter permanently suspended ... Read More »

WhatsApp May Be Working on a Windows App for PCs: Report

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly working with Microsoft to deliver a proper desktop app. WhatsApp is one of the few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well, The Next Web reported on Friday. Concept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Behance ... Read More »

Gmail for iOS Gets AI-Based Smart Notifications for High-Priority Emails

HIGHLIGHTS Gmail for iOS has received a ‘High priority only’ notification feature It lets you receive notifications only for the high-priority emails The new experience will also reach Android devices Gmail for iOS will now send you notifications only when the emails important to you reach your inbox. Leveraging machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, the new feature helps ... Read More »

Twitter Reports 336 Million Monthly Active Users, Second Straight Profitable Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter earned $61 million in the first three months of the year Company was helped by strong growth in advertising revenue First quarter revenues rose 21 percent from a year ago to $665 million Twitter reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday, boosting the outlook for the messaging platform after years in the red. The San Francisco-based social network earned ... Read More »

Facebook to Clearly Label Political Advertising in Britain, CTO Says

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will introduce the new measures by June this year The social network will require political ads to be clearly labelled Political advertisers will have to complete an authorisation process Facebook will introduce new measures to improve transparency around adverts in Britain by June this year and require political ads to be clearly labelled, the firm’s Chief Technology Officer told ... Read More »

Google Most Trusted Internet Brand in India: TRA

Online search engine Google is the most trusted Internet brand in India, followed by Facebook, a report said on Wednesday. “With 1.2 trillion searches per year, it (Google) has become the first port of call for all things on the Internet,” the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018 said. It further said: “Facebook, ranked second in the list, has been steadily climbing the trust ... Read More »

How Cambridge Analytica procured Facebook data

Currently, Cambridge Analytica in the UK is facing investigations by Parliament and government regulators into allegations that it performed illegal work on the ‘Brexit’ campaign. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Data drives all that we do”. That is how Cambridge Analytica, the analytics and marketing firm that worked for the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, describes itself on its website. Ironically, it ... Read More »

Facebook, Amazon reveal gender pay gap of their UK workforces

Among Facebook’s top quartile, or highest paid staff, about 30% are women. This decreases to just 19% in the second quartile, according to data published by the company. Photo: AFP London: Facebook Inc. pays female staff in Britain just 0.8% less on average than male employees, but womens’ bonuses are almost 40% lower. The mean average disparity in pay at Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook Mishandled Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal, Say Crisis Experts

The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4. Facebook’s two top executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, went radio silent after news broke last Friday that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Express Concern Over Singapore Plan to Fight Fake News

Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place. Officials of Facebook, Twitter and Google attended a parliamentary hearing on how to counter the threat that Singapore said it was particularly vulnerable to due to its size, its role ... Read More »