Wage-labourer Mammikka has become a model for a wedding suit brand, after pictures of him went viral online for his resemblance to actor Vinayakan.
The world’s largest fast food company uses more child-targeted ads on their Instagram accounts in lower-middle income countries, increasing their exposure to negative health outcomes.
Social media apps encourage perfectionism and damage human psychology, particularly affecting teenagers, and can even push them to the point of suicide.
Facebook owner Meta uncovers half a dozen private surveillance firms, mostly Israeli, saying all of them collectively targeted nearly 50,000 users across its platforms in more than 100 countries.
Adam Mosseri testifies at the US Senate subcommittee hearing about protecting children online, as the Meta-owned app faces scrutiny over potential harm for young users.
‘7or’ aims to hold social media companies accountable by allowing users to report instances when they believe their posts are wrongly taken down.
A proposed new law will put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media that will impact platforms such a Reddit and Facebook.
The six-hour disruption at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp made things difficult for millions, proving how big a role the social media giant plays in our lives.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
US-based non-profit Stand With Kashmir's new report highlights the complicity of social media platforms in digitally censoring Kashmiris since 2017.
Facebook is already grappling with reports that it was aware of the damage Instagram can do to the mental health of teenagers, especially young girls.
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