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Twitter acquires Chroma Labs

American social network company Twitter has recently acquired California-based Chroma Labs, known for its ‘Chroma Stories application. The Labs, which develop tools for short video and creation of photos, was founded by seven Facebook and Instagram employees two years ago. Their ‘Chroma Stories’ has various layout templates and frames for pictures. As many as 615,000 ..

Twitter to label fake news and remove harmful data

US-based social networking and microblogging service, Twitter recently announced that it would label the fake media shared on its platform. From next month, Twitter will start labeling the photo or video, so that its users can identify that the media has been manipulated. It also announced that the firm may remove some media, which are ..

Fuel Conservation Campaign ‘Saksham’ to be launched on 16th January

A mega people-centric fuel conservation campaign of the Petroleum Conservation Research Association(PCRA)named ‘Saksham’ will be launched at New Delhi on Thursday, 16th January 2020 by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan. PCRA is an organization established in 1978 under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas by the ..

India Signs Christchurch Call to Action

India has decided to sign an international call initiated by the governments of France and New Zealand along with top social media companies to eliminate the violent and terrorist content online. Christchurch Call to Action Christchurch Call to Action was initiated after the Christchurch attacks. Christchurch Call to Action was signed and adopted with participation ..

IAMAI with Social Media platforms to curb violations of Code of Ethics during polls

Social Media platforms and IAMAI (Internet Mobile Association of India) have adopted a Voluntary Code of Ethics for the upcoming elections. As per this code, IAMAI and Social Media platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and Google will create a high priority dedicated reporting mechanism and appoint dedicated teams during the polls for taking expeditious action ..

Ministry of Finance starts ‘Know Your Budget’ on Twitter to educate general public about budgetary process

The Union Ministry of Finance has started ‘Know Your Budget’ fortnight series on its Twitter handle to educate general public about the budgetary process. The series would explain the importance of Union Budget and its making, and would continue for about a fortnight. In the first series of tweets, the Ministry explained the terms – ..

Union Government launches Web- Wonder Women Campaign

On 9th January, the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has launched an online campaign, ‘#www : Web- WonderWomen’. The purpose of the campaign is to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media. The Ministry in collaboration with Twitter India ..

Twitter handle @CyberDost launched by Union Government to spread awareness about cyber crimes

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has launched a Twitter account to spread awareness about cyber crimes and normal precautions to be taken. The Twitter handles – @CyberDost – is aimed at enhancing people’s basic knowledge about cyber crimes and precautions to be taken for prevention.