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Koo adding features to make resource availability easier for COVID patients

As the need for resources during the pandemic has increased, social media has proved to be a boon, connecting those in need to resources. Koo, India’s twitter-like platform with 60 lakh users, is adding features to make it easier for people to find oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, plasma donors, and ventilators. The social media platform, with features to increase the visibility of plasma donors, is also working on vaccine availability information, said CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna.

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Lifestyle using Amplify.ai’s AI solution to automate social media handles

Lifestyle, under the leadership of Srinivas Rao, Sr. VP, Marketing, integrated Amplify.ai’s AI-based solution with its social media handles to automate moderation. The solution strengthened Lifestyle’s presence on Facebook and Instagram by increasing community engagement. Real-time comment analysis helped to build a positive ecosystem across digital platforms. Lifestyle has automated its FB messenger to guide users to a nearby Store, app, or website.

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Pakistan blocks social media platforms for few hours on Friday

Pakistan has blocked social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram from 11 am to 3 pm local time on Friday. The move has come at a time when the Islamic nation wants a crackdown against the terrorist group and prevent troublemakers from disrupting Friday prayers congregations. The order which expired at 3 pm local time, however, may last longer, similar past moves by the govt suggests that.

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Twitter suffers an outage, uses face issue with loading, DMs

Twitter faced an outage on Monday. Thousands of users reported problems in loading the app and the inability to send direct messages. Over 15,000 users reported problems with Twitter on the app outage tracking website Downdetector. The issue impacted the website, along with both Twitter’s iPhone and Android apps in the US, the UK, and few other parts of the world. In the US the outage was limited to the users along the east coast and parts of the Midwest.

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No proposal to appoint a regulator for social media: Government

The govt, in a written reply, told the Parliament that there was no proposal to appoint a regulator for social media platforms. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications, Electronics and IT, in the statement, said that social media should not be abused or misused to defame, promote terrorism, rampant violence and compromise the dignity of women. The Minister said that social media platforms are enjoined to develop a robust grievance redress system.

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Facebook eyes newsletter business with a new platform for independent writers

Facebook will launch a new platform to let independent writers and content creators have better engagement with its readers through websites and email newsletter. The platform, in the first phase, will be available via a partnership with a “small subset of independent writers in the coming months in the USA only. Facebook, with the new platform, aims to support independent creators by providing them with additional opportunities for growth and monetisation.

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VerSe acquires Vebbler, a digital community photo and video sharing platform

Dailyhunt and Josh’s parent company VerSe Innovation has acquired Vebbler, a digital community photo and video sharing platform. The whole Vebbler team will be now a part of VerSe. With the acquisitions, VerSe Innovation aims to build India’s largest digital media platform where users get plenty of content. The company said that the integration of Vebbler’s camera and community will entertain the millions of Josh users with diverse creativity and talent.

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LinkedIn pauses new sign-ups  to review compliance with Chinese law

LinkedIn is holding sign-ups for new members for its service in China till it is in compliance with the local laws. The Microsoft company, having 52 mn users in China, said that being a global platform its an obligation to respect the regulations regarding the localised version of the social media platform. This has come after Microsoft’s claimed that China’s state-sponsored hackers were behind the cyberattack on its  Exchange Server.

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Turkey imposes advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest

Turkey’s ICT Authority has imposed advertising bans on social media platforms Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest under a new digital media law, as per the decisions published in the country’s Official Gazette. The law, which experts believe will censor dissent, requires social media firms to appoint a local representative in the country. Facebook, on Monday, joined other firms by confirming that it will be appointing a representative in the country.

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