India steps up clampdown on US social media giants

India steps up clampdown on US social media giants

logos of US social network Twitter are displayed on the screen of smartphones, in Nantes, western France. — AFP/File India imposed tough new rules on social media platforms Thursday as it accused US tech giants of “double standards” in taking down disputed content. The regulations take effect in three months and will force social media, … Read more

Facebook ‘refriends’ Australia after changes to media laws

Facebook ‘refriends’ Australia after changes to media laws

Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms. Australia and the social media group have been locked in a standoff for more than a week after the government introduced legislation … Read more

Facebook, Australian govt strike deal on media law

Facebook, Australian govt strike deal on media law

This file photo taken on October 23, 2019 shows a giant digital sign at Facebook´s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Facebook said on February 23, 2021 it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news pages “in the coming days”, after the government agreed to amend a world-first media law fiercely opposed by … Read more

Struggle to inspire, story of Rifikao Media owners

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Behind the journey of success of every person, there is a pervasive pattern of endless struggles. Achieving your dreams is the best contribution one can make for their own self, while the hurdles remain part of the journey. Some people, in comparison to others achieve their goals earlier in the struggle durations of the pursuit … Read more

Gina Carano removed from ‘The Mandalorian’ over social media posts

Gina Carano removed from 'The Mandalorian' over social media posts

Gina Carano has been removed from the cast of   “The Mandalorian”, over social media posts that drew parallels between the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany and current hate towards people with different political views. The announcement was made by Lucasfilm, the Walt Disney Co-owned movie studio on Wednesday. “Gina Carano is not currently employed … Read more

Government to survey online media guidelines, AGP tells IHC

Government to survey online media guidelines, AGP tells IHC

The federal government on Monday informed the Islamabad High Court that it will review the social media regulations that had been introduced earlier this year, earning a positive response from the high court. The IHC was informed of the government’s decision by Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan in a case concerning the regulations which was … Read more

Alvi urges media, ulema to help address malnutrition

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Islamabad:With President Arif Alvi recommending a multi-stakeholder response to arrest malnutrition in Pakistan, the PM’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan happily announced the development of a comprehensive PC1 of Rs312 billion to address all forms of malnutrition among women and children, with a focus on prevention of stunting and management of wasting. The … Read more

Jennifer Aniston’s social media activities angers Trump supporters

Jennifer Aniston's social media activities angers Trump supporters

Jennifer Aniston has angered Donald Trump with her social media activities. Her followers on Instagram  have noticed that the ‘Friends’ star is liking every news story being published against Trump. Aniston, who openly supported Joe Biden during the November election, has been quite vocal in her criticism of the Republican leader. She has been prominent … Read more

‘WhatsApp Headquarters’ memes flood social media

‘WhatsApp Headquarters’ memes flood social media

WhatsApp logo. Despite assurances that the company will not share private information with Facebook, WhatsApp is under continuous attack on social media and being slammed over the new privacy policy. The change in policy has sent shockwaves among the users who have questioned the logic behind data sharing and are encouraging others to install Signal … Read more

PTA approaches social media platform to block content regarding sacrilegious film ‘Lady of Heaven’

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On Sunday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority decided to block content in the country pertaining to what it termed the “sacrilegious” film titled “Lady of Heaven”. The authority, in a statement, said that keeping in view “different reports” regarding the movie and its “sacrilegious content”, social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have been … Read more