SOCIAL MEDIA

-June 22, 2021

With Twitter losing its intermediary status and being named in an FIR,  tech behemoths have a view of what is in store for them if they do not follow the government’s new guidelines  In a world where narratives are built and debates conducted on the premise of facts, be it ‘alternative facts’ or ‘twisted facts’, […]

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-June 15, 2021

With BitClout setting the internet abuzz, Patriot takes a look at what the latest social media network is all about The current social media works on the premise of user generated content, which is centralised i.e. controlled by a central organisation that keeps the content in check, sets limitations and is responsible for maintaining community […]

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-June 15, 2021

There’s a tug of war going between social networking giants and the Indian government over who will control user data, while this plays out the privacy of users is being compromised Information, read data, is power. And with the advent and spread of social networking sites, particularly in the last decade, there has been wholesale […]

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-June 9, 2021

With Clubhouse gaining popularity rapidly, features in the app that make it loved by many are becoming the same ones that enables silencing of differing opinion, and exclusion of marginalised voices Social media has for long been a difficult place when it comes to controlling content, and especially the exclusion of differing opinions. And even […]

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-June 8, 2021

The meme culture, be it light hearted fun or targetted bullying, spares none. An example of this was recently seen when people trolled The Great Khali on his Instagram posts  The internet needs new memes everyday. Sometimes satirical, sometimes poking fun and well, sometimes senseless. This time, however, Dalip Singh Rana, aka The Great Khali […]

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-May 28, 2021

For some celebrities unintentional use of casteist or communal or sexist slurs words in the past have landed them in hot waters in the present TV actress Munmun Dutta was recently caught in controversy when she used a “casteist” word in her YouTube video early this month, which appeared to be in a derogatory sense. […]

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-February 16, 2021

With rising anger against Twitter’s stand of ‘free speech’ which the company cited for unblocking 250 accounts the government wanted blocked, Koo, the Indian microblogging site, is being cited as the alternative ‘Connect with top Indians’ and ‘The voice of India’ — these two lines seem to have become irresistible for a large section of […]

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-February 15, 2021

Non-bailable warrants have been issued against two people for allegedly sharing the “toolkit” related to the farmers’ protest on social media, the Delhi Police said on Monday, two days after it arrested climate activist Disha Ravi in connection with the case The 21-year-old activist was arrested on Saturday from Bengaluru and sent to five days […]

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