Posts Tagged “Media”

Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

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Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

AS YOU KNOW the online circulation of misinformation including doctored images, memes and videos has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Ever more bizarre conspiracy theories, with absolutely no basis in scientific fact, continue to do the rounds. These include claims that vaccines cause autism, that fluoride in our drinking water is dangerous and that…

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Addiction to social media isn’t a disease

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Addiction to social media isn’t a disease

 ‘There is growing evidence of increasing mental ill-health in society, and among young people in particular,’ writes Simon Gibbs. Photograph: Peter Cripps//Alamy Stock Photo By suggesting that social media “addiction” might be treated as a disease (Report, 18 March), MPs risk doing society a grave disservice. Conceptualising this disorder as a disease suggests the origin…

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CBSE Releases Advisory Against Rumors On Social Media Ahead Of Board Exams

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CBSE Releases Advisory Against Rumors On Social Media Ahead Of Board Exams

Ahead of the board examination for main subjects, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released an advisory for students to against fake news circulation on social media. CBSE’s letter is a preemptive effort to avoid situations the board had faced last year during the board exams when rumors of question paper leak continuously plagued…

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Goa Minister Slams Social Media “Rumours” On Manohar Parrikar’s Health

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Goa Minister Slams Social Media “Rumours” On Manohar Parrikar’s Health

Manohar Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment for the last one year. Panaji:  A Goa Minister today slammed social media posts for speculations on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health, saying they were like “essays for competition”. “This is not right. The Chief Minister has contributed a lot to the state of Goa and…

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Ensure Social Media Platforms Not Used To Weaken Country’s Morale: Centre

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Ensure Social Media Platforms Not Used To Weaken Country’s Morale: Centre

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said this after the cabinet briefing (File) New Delhi:  After directing YouTube to pull down objectionable video links of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, the government on Thursday sent out a stern warning to social media firms not to allow their platforms to be abused for “weakening the morale…

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