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TikTok Ban in India May Not Have the Desired Results, Claim Experts

With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts. TikTok, which is very popular among children, is facing criticism from different quarters for circulation of “pornographic content”. Google …

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook, Twitter, Others Remove Over 500 Posts After EC Flags Them

Social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, pulled down a total of 503 posts from their platforms after the Election Commission flagged them for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during the “silence period”, the 48-hour period before the conclusion of voting. EC Director General Dhirendra Ojha told reporters that of these, a whopping 500 posts were removed by …

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How to Vote in India for Lok Sabha Election 2019

Lok Sabha election 2019 (Phase 1) starts April 11. Here’s how to vote in India. Lok Sabha election 2019 first phase on April 11 has begun, the first step in the world’s biggest democratic process. Parliamentary elections are held every five years in India, a process that ends with the people’s vote deciding which political party holds power for the …

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Snapchat Launches Tools for Voters

Aiming to encourage people ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, photo-messaging app Snapchat on Wednesday announced the launch of tools and polling information for Indian voters. Educating its users about the resources provided by the Election Commission, the company said in a statement: “On April 10, a ‘Team Snapchat’ Snap will also be sent to remind people to look …

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook Removing 1 Million Abusive Accounts a Day

With the first phase of Lok Sabha polls just days away, Facebook on Monday said it is removing or blocking about one million abusive accounts a day with the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools. “We are absolutely committed to maintaining the integrity of the elections in India and will continue to work with local organisations, …

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook Says Has Made Headway Against Online Abuses

Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Indian national election that starts this week but acknowledged that gaps remain in its “election integrity” efforts. During a media tour of the company’s election operations centre at its Menlo Park headquarters in California on Friday, company officials touted new fact-checking efforts for suppressing …

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Xiaomi Says Will Expand Its Offline Presence in India

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which is the biggest smartphone seller in India, aims to continue expanding in offline channels as it competes against the likes of Samsung in the country, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said here on Tuesday. “Our biggest success story has been our offline journey, including setting up more preferred partners, more …

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