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Facebook gets a new name; it’s Meta now

San Fransisco: Days after reports of likely rebranding of Facebook, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the parent company would now be called Meta. The annoucement comes amid several controvesies in which Facebook is currently mired and is seen as its attempt to move towards its ambitious plans to build a world of virtual reality....

Instagram outage affects users in India, other countries

Popular social media platform Instagram is facing outages in several geographies across the world on Thursday, with users in India also unable to use the app on their Android or iOS phones. While parent Facebook and WhatsApp are working fine, the problem appears to be at Instagram’s end only. According to Instagram users who took...

Taliban’s official websites disappear from internet

Kabul: Days after the Taliban rapidly rose to power in Afghanistan, their official websites disappeared from the internet late on Friday. The reason for this disappearance–whether it is a technical fault or a deliberate move—remains unclear. The group has separate websites in Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Urdu and English. However, late on Friday, all these five...

Woman goes viral on internet after marrying her 21-year-old stepson before delivery

In a bizarre incident, a weight-loss influencer in Russia has gone viral on the internet after she announced the birth of her first child with her stepson. Notably, the woman, Marina Balmasheva, 35, has left her husband to marry her 21-year-old stepson, Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin. The two got married before welcoming their baby into the...

Mark Zuckerberg says Trump’s FB, Instagram account to remain blocked for at least 2 weeks

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has severely criticised outgoing US President Donald Trump following the violence by the latter’s supporters at US Capitol. The violence resulted in four deaths and left many injured in the clashes between Trump supporters and the security forces—an event that has exposed the desperate attempts by Trump to avoid a smooth...

Bois locker room: Delhi Police’s cyber cell registers FIR after girl receives online threats

One of the girls who had shared screenshots of chats from the Instagram group “Bois Locker Room” alleged that she was receiving threats and offensive messages on social media, following which the Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell registered an FIR, officials said on Monday. The Instagram group was being used to share obscene messages and morphed...

Congress launches massive social media campaign ‘#SpeakUpIndia’

With the Centre indifferent to a slew of demands raised by the Congress party for easing the burden of the ongoing lockdown on common citizens, the grand old party, on Thursday, launched a massive social media campaign ‘#SpeakUpIndia’ to urge the Centre to take immediate corrective measures.  The campaign, launched simultaneously on social media platforms...

Facebook-Jio Deal: Mukesh Ambani is again Asia’s richest person

Mukesh Ambani is again Asia’s richest person after a deal with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Inc. sent his conglomerate’s stock surging. Ambani’s fortune rose about $4.7 billion to $49.2 billion on Wednesday, after Reliance Industries Ltd. gained 10 per cent. The jump put Ambani about $3.2 billion ahead of China’s Jack Ma, according to the Bloomberg...
PM Modi to Handover His Social Media Accounts to Women Achievers

PM Modi to Handover His Social Media Accounts to Women Achievers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Monday left the twitter abuzz after he posted a tweet claiming that he is contemplating to give up his social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. While the tweet might have created a stir among his followers as well as critics, it seems Modi is in no...