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A whopping 16 million accounts of Indian influencers on Facebook-owned Instagram are fake, revealed a new study, suggesting such people are artificially boosting “vanity metrics” that marketers often use while selecting influencers, including followers and engagement. The research by Swedish e-commerce start-up A Good Company and data analytics firm HypeAuditor jointly assessed 1.84 million Instagram
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Snapchat is a social media app that has become popular with younger demographics thanks to its photo-sharing capabilities. In 2017, Snapchat rolled out a new feature called the “Snap Map” which lets you see people’s Snapchat location. The Snap Map is an interactive tool where you can see your location, the location of your friends,
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The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 (roughly Rs. 34,280 crores) billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has been investigating allegations Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the
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Whether you want real-time news, investment advice, tax information, or anything else related to the world of money, Reddit provides a fountain of knowledge for you to dip into. You will find thousands of experienced professionals and passionate community members who want to help. So, if you’re ready to get your dollars under control, keep
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Telegram stickers are a universe of their own, with people having entire conversations in cool graphics, trashy memes, or movie quotes. And it’s only possible because Telegram allows you to make your own stickers. The best thing about making Telegram stickers is that you don’t have to have a developer account or pass a long
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With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on Wednesday stressed that the issue can be easily resolved without diluting end-to-end encryption and affecting the privacy of users. “If WhatsApp says it is not technically possible to show the originator
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An Austrian privacy campaigner’s long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the US reached the European Union’s highest court on Tuesday. The European Court of Justice was hearing arguments on whether Facebook’s Dublin-based subsidiary can legally transfer users’ personal data to the US parent company. A decision, which is expected by the end of
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Instagram is rolling out two new tools designed to combat online bullying on its platform. One uses AI to warn people that their comment may be offensive, and the other lets users effectively shadow ban anyone that they no longer want to interact with. Instagram Is a Platform for Bullies Bullying is a particular problem
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Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Monday announced the appointment of Ashutosh Gupta as Country Manager for India. Gupta’s appointment will be effective September 2, 2019, the company said. He will be replacing Mahesh Narayanan, who was Country Manager for India from January 2019 to June 2019. Gupta brings with him two decades of experience
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For more than two years, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has touted membership in private, “meaningful” communities as central to the future of the social network. But that strategy of pushing closed interactions within groups is increasingly butting up against the company’s capacity to monitor those that break the social network’s rules against hate speech,
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Girlboss, a media company which creates content aimed at females, has launched a new professional networking site. Given Girlboss’ focus on females, its new professional networking platform is being pitched as LinkedIn for women. At least unofficially. LinkedIn is an amazing resource packed with cool features 11 LinkedIn Features You Aren’t Using (But Should Be)
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Photo Credit: Twitter/ Larry Sanger Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has demanded “a decentralised Internet” Joining the chorus against social media giants and their growing power, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has slammed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and micro-blogging platform Twitter. In an interview with CNBC, Sanger who co-founded Wikipedia in 2001 said Internet is “appalling frankly”.
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Instagram has launched a new Stories sticker, and this one lets you invite people directly to a group chat. Why you would want to add complete strangers to DM you eludes us, but then we’re not Instagram influencers who’ll do anything to gain new followers. Instagram regularly adds new stickers to Stories. In June 2018,
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France’s lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook – and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit. The bill aims to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up headquarters in low-tax EU countries. Currently, the companies pay nearly no tax in
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If you’ve been on social media or an internet message board in the last decade, chances are you’ve come across the acronym TFW. You may have seen it alongside a weird picture or attached to a funny anecdote. But what does TFW mean? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about TFW.
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If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely encountered short videos of people lip-syncing, dancing, doing stunts, or performing short skits. These bite-sized videos come from TikTok, an app that’s quickly rising in popularity. But what is TikTok? Since these videos have been spreading like wildfire across the web, you’re probably wondering what TikTok
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Facebook on Thursday released the findings from its consultations with outside experts into its content review process, providing a glimpse into how its plans for a proposed “external oversight board” might take shape. Facebook has been soliciting feedback over the past six months from more than 650 people at workshops in 88 countries on its draft
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