Social Media

A brief look at Pakistan’s decade long history of Social Media bans: 8 times & counting

Pakistan’s digital industry had demanded that the government focus on the country’s digital transformation rather than moving ahead with...

Apr 17 · 2 min read >

Instagram launches test where users can choose to see (or not see) likes

Instagram is launching a small global test on Wednesday where users can choose whether to hide like counts on...

Apr 15 · 54 sec read >

PTA urges Twitter to block any “trends and tweets” against the country’s judiciary

The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) has directed Twitter to immediately block and remove malicious “trends and tweets” vilifying superior...

Apr 14 · 1 min read >

New study reveals that Facebook’s job ad algorithm discriminates based on gender

Facebook isn’t supposed to let advertisers target by things like age or gender for employment ads anymore, but a...

Apr 12 · 1 min read >

Russian court fines Twitter over failure to remove illegal content

A Russian court has fined Twitter a total of 8.9 million roubles ($116,800) over accusations that the social media...

Apr 3 · 1 min read >

Google to contribute $25 million to combat fake news

Alphabet-owned Google will contribute $25 million to the newly set up European Media and Information Fund to combat fake...

Mar 31 · 1 min read >

PM Imran Khan forms body to review controversial social media rules

Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to review the controversial social media rules. The controversial social...

Mar 31 · 1 min read >

Facebook planning to launch three new projects in Pakistan: Zia Ullah Bangash

Social networking behemoth Facebook has something in the works for Pakistan. The company is reportedly planning to launch three...

Mar 27 · 45 sec read >

U.S. lawmakers grill big tech CEOs on misinformation, fake news

In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google...

Mar 26 · 1 min read >

KP govt opposes ban on TikTok in Pakistan

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Thursday opposed a ban on the popular short-video sharing app TikTok, ARY News...

Mar 26 · 1 min read >

Slack to fix error in new direct messaging feature over abuse, harassment concerns

Workplace messaging app Slack Technologies said it was working to fix an error in the direct-messaging feature it introduced...

Mar 25 · 1 min read >

Instagram, Facebook identified as the most invasive iOS apps: report

Around 52% of iOS apps gather personal data such as browsing history, location, bank details, contact information, fitness level,...

Mar 24 · 1 min read >