When Mark Zuckerberg said “Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket” he did not anticipate what Facebook’s new feature might trigger in a conflict situation,
BY SHAHNAZ BASHIR| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |18/04/2017
The media are doing a grave disservice to the realities of Kashmir in the way they brazenly distort and misinform. It angers Kashmiris,
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |09/04/2017
Youths posting videos of clashes and urging people to help militants escape presents a new problem for the security forces
By analyzing 16 million comments made on CNN.com and conducting an online controlled experiment, we identified two key factors that can lead ordinary people to troll.
BY SEEMA SIROHI| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |02/03/2017
Trump’s FCC chair Ajit Pai proves his critics right by backing corporate interests and opposing net neutrality
BY JOHN JEWELL| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |14/02/2017
These tweets are not indiscriminate and ill thought-out after all. The limit of 140 characters is perfect for communicating emotion rather than nuance.
BY DEVIKA SEQUEIRA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |12/02/2017
If paid news powered the 2012 elections, this time parties and candidates turned to social media. With cash in short supply campaigning went online,
There is something fundamentally flawed in Twitter’s approach to the whole issue of Trolls and online abuse.
BY USHA M. RODRIGUES| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |12/01/2017
The PM’s Twitter strategy both for the currency ban and his other schemes has been artfully crafted to create a positive aura around him,
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN BOOKS |02/01/2017
The author interviewed several of those who troll. They belong to the lower sub-stratum of the BJP, which has a pretty sophisticated upper stratum as well.
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The Supreme Court today admitted a writ petition filed by Quint reporter Poonam Agarwal for a court-monitored investigation into the death of gunner Roy Mathew, to seek guidelines on the application of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) to bring it in line with the Constitution and prevent its misuse,  and to conduct an inquiry into the persistence of the 'sahayak' system in the army. The judges issued notice to the government. The Quint journalist  was charged with spying under the OSA and abetment to suicide under the IPC. Senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam and Adv Prashant Kumar appeared for the petitioner.          

Twitter-happy journalists of the Times Group have been served  a dampener by the organisation's  HR head. A circular says they may not use their personal social media handles to comment on news, politics, civic issues  or crime unless reported by the Group's official social media handles. Nor can they retweet their own stories unless the official Twitter handle has done so. Nor can they use their own Twitter handles to repost invective or opinions which may be against the laws of the land. Why? Because the personal opinions expressed are apparently hurting the "integrity and credibility" of the Times Network platforms.                 

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