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Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news
Mar14

Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news

Germany is taking the fight straight to Facebook and Twitter as it seeks to bring an end to the menace of fake news. The European powerhouse through its ministry of justice, presented a bill that would see Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies pay fine if they fail to act decisively against fake news. Fine could be as high as €50 million if any of the social media company failed to act decisively to get rid of illegal...

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Facebook Updates Policy: Developers Can’t Use Its Data For Surveillance
Mar13

Facebook Updates Policy: Developers Can’t Use Its Data For Surveillance

Today, Facebook announced that it’s going to update its developer policy. In the revised policy, the company explicitly prohibits developers from using its data and Instagram data in surveillance tools. This update is in response to the pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the Center for Media Justice and Color of Change. The American Civil Liberties Union revealed that developers utilized information from...

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Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page
Mar10

Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page

Is this the year Twitter finally kicks out troll from its platform? The company is leaving no stone unturned as it continues to try different measures to finally make its website safe for everyone. Though, not without some challenges, the fact that measures after measures are being rolled out shows that the company wants to get a clean bill of health from its critics. The microblogging platform has started warning users and marking...

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5 must-have tools of a Social Media Manager
Mar03

5 must-have tools of a Social Media Manager

The task before the social media manager has never been more tasking than it is today. Actually, there are more tools available for him [the social media manager] to ease his work; but did you know that it really is not as easy as it looks? He has to post, tweet, retweet, and republish his content at different times of the day. What is prime time in one part of the world may not be significant to other targets in other regions. He...

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Twitter to start using algorithm to clampdown on abusive accounts
Mar01

Twitter to start using algorithm to clampdown on abusive accounts

These days, it has become so easy to predict Twitter’s next step; it is obvious that the microblogging company is working day and night to stamp out abuse from its platform. The company on Wednesday announced that it will start relying on algorithm to identify and restrict accounts suspected to have been engaged in “abusive behavior.” Today’s announcement marks a slight shift from how Twitter had approached the issue of abuse on its...

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