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US develops web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook & Twitter

The researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient, which draws data from two external entities: NewsWhip and Media Bias/Fact Checker. NewsWhip, ..

Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Google India launches a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) video on Incredible India

On April 26, Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Google India has launched a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) experience video on Incredible India As part of the partnership, Google Arts and Culture will provide users with an immersive 360-degree view of India’s heritage festivity spirituality and adventure. The video will showcase users a 360-degree ..

India to host 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 (ICN2018)

India will host the 17th Annual Conference of International Competition Network 2018 (ICN2018) for the first time from 21st to 23rd March 2018 in New Delhi. The ICN advocates adoption of superior standards and procedures in competition enforcement around the world, formulates proposals for procedural and substantive convergence, and facilitates effective international cooperation to the ..

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) sets up committee to work on fighting online piracy

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has set up a working group to fight online piracy and to develop business standards and come up with best practices for the digital entertainment industry.  Ajit Mohan of Hotstar has been named as the chairman of the committee and it will be co-chaired by Uday Sodhi of ..

National Policy on Information Technology 2012 gets cabinet’s approval

The Cabinet approved the National Policy on Information Technology 2012. The Policy endeavors to leverage Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to address the nation’s economic and developmental challenges. The Policy envisages the growth of the IT market to USD 300 Billion and creation of additional 10 million jobs by 2020. The key areas of the ..

Accounts similar in appearance to PMO Account forbidden by Twitter

Twitter shunned 6 accounts similar in appearance to the Prime Minister’s Office account. The action by twitter came after the Department of Information Technology sent an ultimatum to the social media site for failing to block the morphed and inflammatory web pages. These web pages carried inflammatory contents uploaded to instigate disturbance in the country. ..

GOOGLE: 49% increase in the Online content censorship demands from India

  Internet behemoth Google registered 255 instances of India requesting for online content censorship, posing a sharp increase of 49% in the second half of 2011. India’s request formed part of 1,000 demands from governments around the world to remove objectionable materials such as YouTube videos, web searches, and blogs. India objected to 133 YouTube ..