Meta expands hate speech policy to remove more posts targeting 'Zionists'

Meta has been criticized for years on how it handles content involving the Middle East

IHC Bar Association calls on meeting on malicious campaign against Justice Tariq Jahangiri

Bar Association has condemned the malicious campaign on social media

YouTube's AI eraser tool let creators remove copyrighted music

Remove copyrighted audios without affecting other sounds in the video

Maryam advocates Punjab Defamation Act amid misuse of social, mainstream media

Says initiative mandatory to check the practice of levelling unfounded allegations

Meta's Threads hits 175 million users ahead of one-year anniversary

Threads does not have advertising and, as such, makes little to no money for Meta.

How does the firewall system protect social media users?

Legal action will be taken against the content creator found violating laws

Users can request take down of content cloning their voice, appearance on YouTube

YouTube updates policy to address AI-generated content privacy concerns

EU accuses Meta of breaking digital rules with paid ad-free option

Meta’s model doesn’t allow users to exercise their right to “freely consent”

EU set to charge Meta over 'pay or consent', FT reports

The choice presented by Meta risks giving users a false alternative

TikToker Ayesha pardons all accused in Minar-e-Pakistan assault case

The additional district and sessions judge, Gul Abbas, conducted the proceedings of her case.

Meta to introduce AI chatbots on Instagram

Assist creators, businesses to interact seamlessly with their followers, customers

YouTube to roll out 'Sleep Timer' feature for its Android app

Let users pause video at specific time and resume it on that time

US Surgeon General calls for social media warning labels to protect adolescents

The U.S. Congress would need to pass legislation requiring such a warning label

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds

News influencers are playing a bigger role than mainstream media in delivering the news

YouTube tests context 'notes' feature for videos

This feature is currently available only in the U.S. and in English.

Apple, Meta set to face EU charges under landmark tech rules, sources say

The DMA requires Big Tech to open up space for smaller rivals to compete

X's lawsuit against Media Matters to head to trial in April 2025

X's lawsuit against Media Matters to head to trial in April 2025

YouTube to let creators experiment with multiple thumbnails at once

Creators can determine which thumbnail got more attention and views

Govt to install firewall to control social media

It will have special feature called “deep packet inspection”

Attempts to disrupt Pakistan-China ties will be foiled: Tarar

Remarks no one can be bigger than Pakistan

New York lawmakers pass measure to protect youths on social media

Social media platforms generated $11 billion from advertising to minors in 2022

TikTok tests Snapchat-inspired streaks feature to boost engagement

This move aligns with TikTok's ongoing efforts to innovate and retain its user community

Meta's WhatsApp launches new AI tools for businesses

AI tools would give business the possibility to optimize ad delivery to users most likely to engage

What parents should know to protect their kids on social media

Bullying, the risk of developing eating disorders and suicidal thoughts are risks

YouTube toughens policy on gun videos and youth; critics say proof will be in enforcement

YouTube requires users under 17 to get their parent’s permission before using their site

Former Meta engineer sues company saying he was fired over handling of Gaza content

The company has faced accusations that it was suppressing expressions of support for Palestinians

Spain's data watchdog blocks two EU election tools from Meta's Instagram, Facebook

The tools, "Election Day Information" (EDI) and "Voter Information Unit" (VIU), would violate act

Meta's Facebook says it is attracting most young adults in 3 years

More than 40 million U.S. and Canadian adults aged 18 to 29 now check Facebook daily

Generative AI deception held in check: Meta

Facebook has been accused for years of being used as a powerful platform for election disinformation

One Tech Tip: Want to turn off Meta AI?

if you want to limit it, there are some (imperfect) workarounds

Meta identifies networks pushing deceptive content likely generated by AI

Meta identifies networks pushing deceptive content likely generated by AI

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims sue Meta, Microsoft, gunmaker

19 children and two teachers were killed on May 24, 2022

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

OVD-Info's Kak Teper would be the first Russian human rights channel to be banned on YouTube

Meta's Rayban integrates Instagram, Amazon Music, Calm App

Provides seamless user experience and acts as AI assistant

Social media spreading misinformation about Kyrgyzstan situation: Dar

Says he has had a detailed telephonic discussion with his Kyrgyz counterpart

US, TikTok seek fast-track schedule, ruling by Dec. 6 on potential ban

The law, signed by Joe Biden on April 24, gives ByteDance until Jan. 19 to sell TikTok or face a ban

TikTok to roll out 60-minutes long video feature

TikTok is trying to diversify its content time duration

Dance videos of Modi, Mamata Banerjee turn up AI heat in Indian election

Officials concede tracking AI, online content difficult

EU probes Facebook, Instagram over child protection

The probe is the second looking into Meta's Facebook and Instagram under the EU's new DSA

Only those having an agenda against proposed Punjab defamation law: Azma Bokhari

Says professional journalists can’t have any problem with the move

Meta to shut Workplace app to focus on AI, metaverse

Stoking concerns of surging costs that could hit growth

TikTok creators file suit to block US divestment or ban law

Says the law threatens free speech and "promises to shutter a discrete medium of communication

Australian regulator says Musk's X should not set limits of internet law

Dispute was not a debate about free speech but Australian law practice

Meta to expand AI image generation offerings for ads

Images generated by Meta AI assistant touted as a key safety feature

TikTok, ByteDance sue to block US law seeking sale or ban of app

TikTok has spent $2 billion to implement measures to protect the data of U.S. users

Do Facebook users have right to control their feeds?

Lawsuit against Meta asks what does to see on feed or what do not

WhatsApp to roll out a new feature to save storage space

Select only relevant and useful information and save storage

Instagram to increase reach of small, original creators

New changes will be introduced in next few months

Tech platforms make pitch for ad deals as TikTok is roiled by politics

TikTok is expected to generate $8.66 billion in U.S. ad revenue this year

Free media - a 'pressing' need

The World Press Freedom Day is marked on May 3

WhatsApp to roll out 'event planning' feature in groups and communities

It will make communication efficient and convenient

Abu Dhabi-backed group ends Telegraph takeover bid

Abu Dhabi-backed group ends Telegraph takeover bid

Explainer: What is so special about TikTok's technology

Algorithms, short video format made TikTok so successful globally

US Homeland Security names AI safety, security advisory board

Develop recommendations for various sectors and prevent and address AI disruptions

Musk's X says posts of Australia bishop stabbing don't promote violence

An attack on an Assyrian bishop in Sydney, 16-year-old boy has been charged with terrorism

ByteDance prefers TikTok shutdown in US if legal options fail

TikTok accounts for a small share of ByteDance's total revenues and daily active users

Chinese vendors go to TikTok school to reach buyers abroad

Chinese companies increasingly market themselves to overseas consumers at lower prices

Meta releases early versions of its Llama 3 AI model

Two smaller versions of Llama 3 rolling out now, with 8 billion parameters and 70 billion parameters

Telegram platform to hit 1 bln users within year, founder says

Goal is to remain a "neutral platform" and not a "player in geopolitics"

Meta oversight board reviews handling of AI-created celebrity porn

The board, funded by the social media giant but operates independently

Electricity distribution companies are involved in overbilling: Naqvi

Says crackdown in progress against power theft, tariffs are too high

When Facebook blocks news, studies show the political risks that follow

Facebook says news holds no economic value to its business

TikTok's popularity among European politicians rises despite security fears

French President Emmanuel Macron enjoys 4 million followers since joining TikTok in 2020

US lawmakers strike deal on data privacy legislation

A right to prevent selling of personal information or compel its deletion.

X challenges Brazil's 'forced' order to block certain accounts

Lead to a total loss of revenue and shut down of the offices

Inside Big Tech's underground race to buy AI training data

Tech companies are also quietly paying for content locked behind paywalls and login screens

Meta overhauls rules on deepfakes, other altered media

Start applying "Made with AI" labels in May to AI-generated media

Meta shuts monitoring tool in US election year

CrowdTangle will be unavailable after August 14

Instagram to roll out 'Blend,' recommended Reels for you, your bae

This feature might give an edge to Instagram over TikTok

Georgia joins states seeking parental permission before children join social media

Would ban social media use on school devices and internet services

4 Canadian school boards sue Snapchat, TikTok and Meta for disrupting students' education

Parents are noticing social withdrawal, anxiety, attention problems, cyber bullying

YouTube lets creators share exclusive Shorts with their paid subscribers

Creators can share their exclusive content targeting for paid viewers

Facebook News tab will soon be unavailable as Meta scales back news and political content

This step comes amid criticism on promoting misinformation and political polarization

LinkedIn to roll out TikTok-like video feed in its app

Provide avenues to creators and professionals to get audience

Social media and British royal family

Social media and British royal family

Trump's social media company approved to go public, potentially netting former president billions

Trump's Truth Social will soon begin trading on the Nasdaq stock market

WhatsApp to roll out AI photo editor, 1-min status duration

These features are in development now, will be released soon

Content creators worry about miseducation in a world without TikTok

Everything changed when a teacher learned about the social media platform

Meta, Microsoft, X and Match join Epic Games' battle against Apple

Epic had sued Apple in 2020, saying it violated antitrust law

Meta expects first shipments of new Nvidia chips later this year

Chips needed to power most cutting-edge artificial intelligence work

EU's Vestager warns about Apple, Meta fees, disparaging rival products

Companies discouraging users from switching to rivals by disparaging them

Australian regulator demands social media firms disclose anti-terrorism efforts

It has had the power to demand big tech firms give information about illegal content

Supreme Court eyes government contacts with social media platforms

Supreme Court eyes government contacts with social media platforms

Turkey moves against Meta over Threads-Instagram data sharing

"violate competition law and cause irreparable damage" in the market

TikTok urges US users to call senators to vote no on ban

The future of creativity and communities you love on TikTok could be shut down, says notice

Reddit receives FTC inquiry on AI-related deals ahead of IPO

Reddit struck a deal with Google for AI training

WhatsApp unveils security feature for users privacy

Users can now unlock their account by multiple ways

Instagram dethrones TikTok as the most downloaded app

The popularity of Instagram rose due to its reels feature copied from TikTok

WhatsApp introduces feature to pin up to 3 messages in chat

This new feature is only available to beta android users

Working women: Kyoto seeks to guard geishas from tourist 'paparazzi'

These 'women of art' perform traditional Japanese dance, music and games in the teahouses

Musk says X's long-form videos will soon be available on smart TVs

In the push to become a "video-first platform", X has been forging partnerships

Meta urged by US states to combat Facebook, Instagram account hijackings

The states urged Meta to spend more money to prevent account takeovers

Europe's Digital Markets Act is forcing tech giants to make changes. Here's what that will look like

The DMA is the latest in a series of regulations that Europe has passed as a global leader

India asks tech firms to seek approval before releasing 'unreliable' AI tools

India has been tightening regulations for social media companies

Indian farmers to march on New Delhi in call for higher crop prices

The protests under the “Delhi Chalo March” began in early February

Domestic tourism: Years removed from war, Iraqis seek new desert escapades

Iraq deserts have long attracted hunters, both locals and visitors from neighbouring Gulf countries

WhatsApp unveils search by date feature in chats to retrieve old messages

Now you can get rid of hassle of searching messages

'X' faces prolonged suspension across Pakistan

The site is inaccessible with VPN as well

Meta to set up team to counter disinformation, AI abuse in EU elections

European Parliament elections will take place June 6

WhatsApp unveils new text formatting feature for enhanced communication

Now, you can leverage you communication with text formatting

Basant everywhere but not in Lahore

People of Pindi, Islamabad and Quetta celebrated the festival

Meta's Oversight Board includes Threads under its purview

Board members will examine Meta's content decisions based on Instagram's community guidelines

Instagram expands its marketplace feature connecting creators, brands

Brands will filter out creators as per content category

Meta believes it is not required to pay for Indonesia news content posted voluntarily

The law stipulates that digital platforms and news publishers should strike partnerships

Users can now cross-post on Threads, Facebook

Meta introduces 'Write with AI' Feature"

WhatsApp to allow users to make swift calls with favorite contacts feature

This update will remove the hassle of searching contacts

WhatsApp lowers age limit for usage in the UK and EU

Now, WhatsApp is accessible to users aged 13 and above

Meta's Mark Zuckerberg to visit South Korea

Zuckerberg is expected to meet Samsung Electronics chairman Jay Y. Lee

WhatsApp rolls out exciting feature for channel

Delegate your ownership to other admin

Italy watchdog forces TikTok to remove 'French scar' challenge videos

The challenge prompted an investigation by Italy's antitrust authority

Meta's Facebook, Instagram to charge Apple service fee for posts 'boosted' via iOS apps

Users to pay an extra 30% service charge to app store operator Apple

Google to face US antitrust trial over digital ads in September

Google separately faces a similar March 2025 trial in US federal court in Texas

ECP to issue code of conduct for social media activists

Social media activists will not try to influence voters

Ultimate World Cruise passengers become social media stars

An American couple, Nancy and Mike Jacobs, now has more than 63,000 followers on TikTok