Influencers Must Compulsorily Label Ads on Social Media, ASCI Guidelines State

Social Media Influencers Must Add Proper Disclosure Labels on Promotional Content, ASCI Guidelines Mandate

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has released new guidelines for influencer advertising on digital media platforms like Instagram. The new guidelines suggest that all promotional content published by social media influencers or their representatives must carry a disclosure label that clearly identifies it as an advertisement. Furthermore, it urges influencers to do fitting due … Read more

For Many Indians, Twitter Has Become a Hope to Survive in This Pandemic

For Many Indians, Twitter Has Become a Hope to Survive in This Pandemic

Rishika Rao, a Jaipur-resident, who owns a digital marketing agency, found that the way she has been using Twitter through the pandemic has slowly changed. For a huge section of Indians, desperate in the face of the pandemic, trying to find help and relief for their friends and family, Twitter has become the place to … Read more

Twitter Went Down Briefly in India and Other Parts of the World

Twitter’s Disciplinary Slowdown Over Deletion of Banned Content in Russia Extended Until May 15

Twitter went down for some people around the world. People in India were also affected. According to outage tracker DownDetector, the outage started at around 5.10pm IST, and users were reporting of problems with the social media platform till about 7pm. The issue seems to have been fixed now. This was the second Twitter glitch in less … Read more

Pakistan Suspends WhatsApp, Facebook, Other Platforms After Violent Protests

WhatsApp Users May Soon Be Able to Change Its App Colours: Report

Pakistan has temporarily suspended the services of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to stop their use to organise demonstrations following violent protests by a radical religious group that has now been banned by the government. The government banned Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday following three days of violent protest by it to … Read more

Loud Debates, Fun Banter: Clubhouse — an Outlet for the Middle East

Clubhouse Faces Data Privacy Probe From French Watchdog CNIL

They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from abortion to sexual harassment, or argue where to find the best and cheapest shawarma sandwich during an … Read more

Russia Says Hope Won’t Have to Ban Western Tech Giants

Russia Says Hope Won’t Have to Ban Western Tech Giants After Recent Tussle With Twitter

The Kremlin said Tuesday it hopes Moscow will not be forced to block Western tech giants in the country but stressed that the companies had to abide by Russian law. Russian authorities have in recent months ramped up pressure on foreign social media platforms, particularly those hosting content supporting jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. “No … Read more