Instagram, Twitter Blame Glitches for Deleting Palestinian Posts

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Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear “discriminatory” algorithms are at work and want greater transparency. Palestinians living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood … Read More

Kangana Ranaut Permanently Banned From Twitter After ‘Hateful’ Tweet

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Twitter has permanently suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s account for repeated violations of rules, specifically its “Hateful Conduct and Abusive Behaviour policy”, the microblogging site said in a statement on Tuesday.The 34-year-old actor’s handle @KanganaTeam now displays the message: account suspended. … Read More

Cleartrip Acquisition by Flipkart Met With Fond Farewells on Indian Twitter

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E-commerce giant Flipkart on Thursday announced that it was acquiring online travel aggregator Cleartrip. The Walmart-owned company did not disclose the acquisition amount. Cleartrip has been one of the most popular entities in India’s online travel space, and Twitter put … Read More

Pakistan Suspends WhatsApp, Facebook, Other Platforms After Violent Protests

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Pakistan has temporarily suspended the services of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to stop their use to organise demonstrations following violent protests by a radical religious group that has now been banned by the government. The government … Read More

YouTube Most Popular Social Media Platform in US in 2021: Report

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YouTube is used by about 81 percent of people in the US, making it the most popular social media platform in the country in 2021, a report by Pew Research Center shows. The video sharing platform is followed by Facebook … Read More

LinkedIn Shows Off Clubhouse-Like Service Within Its App

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LinkedIn is working on a Clubhouse-like service within its app, the company confirmed through a blog post on its website. LinkedIn said it is reimagining how its users can create a more “expressive and inclusive” profile on the platform. The … Read More

Russia Says Hope Won’t Have to Ban Western Tech Giants

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The Kremlin said Tuesday it hopes Moscow will not be forced to block Western tech giants in the country but stressed that the companies had to abide by Russian law. Russian authorities have in recent months ramped up pressure on … Read More

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