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Social Media

Social media is defined by a number of tools, which includes blogs, Wikis, discussion forums, micro blogs (Twitter etc.) and social networking sites (Facebook). Blogs: can be used to tell the public or stakeholder groups about agency activities and gives readers the opportunity to provide comments. Wikis: examples include Wikipedia and the open source pages. ..

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Elon Musk-Twitter Deal

In one of the tech world’s biggest deals, Elon Musk has taken control of the social media site Twitter. Through this deal, he will be acquiring the social network for around USD 44 billion with the shares of the company being valued at $54.20. Overview: On 14th April 2022, Musk announced his plans of taking ..

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What is a Deccahorn?

Deccahorns are private firms whose value exceeded over ten billion USD. Recently Swiggy has become the fourth Indian company to earn the tag. The other three companies that hold the tag already are Paytm, a FinTech, Oyo (a hotel aggregator) and Byjus (an Edtech). Facebook was the first Deccahorn. It earned the tag in 2007. ..

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‘Super follows’: Twitter launches new feature

Twitter launched a long-promised “Super Follows” feature on September 1, 2021. Key Facts The ‘Super follow’ feature allows creators to sell subscriptions in order to access the special content. This feature was launched as Twitter strives to be a preferred online venue for clickable stars and seeks to boost its own income in the manner ..

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Twitter-GOI Crossfire: GOI asks Twitter to Respect Indian Laws

The Indian Government on February 11, 2021 have categorically warned the Social Media platforms from the Rajya Sabha. The government said it will take action against Social Media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, if fake news and violence is spread through it. Highlights While warning these platforms the Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information ..

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United Nations launches “Team Halo” to counter misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines

On November 17, 2020, the United Nations along with “the Vaccine Confidence Project” of University of London launched “Team Halo”. More than 100 scientists from different parts of the world have come together under the project. Highlights Team Halo aims to tackle misinformation on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Under the initiative, the scientists ..

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