Donald Trump

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Donald Trump Is Back On Social Media After 2 Year Ban

After facing a two year ban from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the former USA President Donald Trump is finally back. On March 17, Trump took to Facebook and YouTube and said, "I AM BACK!". He further said, "Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business." It is to be noted in 2021, Trump's social media handle were banned amid his violent posts, which allegedly provoked violence in the states.

Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - 09:36 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Donald Trump, United States, Facebook, Ban



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Pay To Get Verified Accounts On Instagram, Facebook

Now Instagram and Facebook started selling verified blue ticks to users. After Twitter, meta-owned social media platforms also launched 'meta-verified' for its users, at a monthly charge of Rs 990. As of now, the services have been launched as a trail in New Zealand and Australia, following which it will be sold in India. The prices, Rs 990 and Rs 1,240 for iOs users, will fluctuate in India.

Tue, 21 Feb 2023 - 06:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Instagram(137), Facebook, meta, Blue Tick, Meta Verified

Courtesy: India Today

Donald Trump

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Facebook, Instagram Accounts Of Donald Trump Reinstated, Netizens Shocked

After a ban of a year, the meta owner platforms, Facebook, and Instagram reinstated the social media accounts of former US president Donald Trump. Supposed to be reinstated in 2023, but the accounts were unblocked on August 30, which came like an unexpected incident for netizens. Notably, in 2021, the platforms banned Trump's accounts following the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol.

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 02:19 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Donald Trump, Social Media, Instagram(137), Facebook, Former US President


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Facebook Suspends Several Pakistan-Based Hacker Accounts In Q-22

Meta-owned Facebook suspended several accounts, which were being operated by APT36, a Pakistan-backed hacker group. On August 8, in the second quarter of 2022, the company clarified that the suspended accounts were targeting Indians through bogus accounts, harassing them on religion and gender grounds. The data was confirmed by Facebook, which released its Quarterly Adversarial Report earlier this week, featuring India prominently in it.

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 01:52 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Social Media, meta, Facebook, Suspend Accounts, hacking


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Meta Conducts Secret Tests On Twitch-Like Platform 'Super'

Meta, famously known as the owner of Facebook and Instagram, is secretly testing Twitch-like 'Super' app. Super is a livestreaming platform modelled after Twitch, informed Business Insider. According to Mashable, the app has been given to some influencers for secret testing. Also, the app is being used only by a handful of creators. Futhermore, Super is reportedly an independent product unlike Facebook and Instagram.

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 12:37 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Twitch, Super, Facebook, meta, Instagram

Courtesy: ANI

Tech giants

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Government To Make Tech Giants Pay For Content Displayed On Their Platforms

Government may soon make digital behemoths pay for information published on their platforms. If implemented, would require tech giants like Google, Meta, Twitter, and Amazon to pay Indian newspapers and digital news publishers a share of the revenue generated by using their original content. The necessity for regulation derives from fact that, while digital companies make income from news material produced by media outlets, they do not… read-more

Sat, 16 Jul 2022 - 07:57 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Law, Google, Facebook, revenue, IT Laws

Courtesy: India today

Mark Zuckerberg

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Former Facebook Employee Discloses Zuckerberg Had Weird Habit Of Waving Katana Sword Around Office

A former Facebook developer has revealed an unusual fact about Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Noah Kagan, one of the company's initial workers while it was still known as Facebook and not Meta, stated that Zuckerberg had a strange habit of swinging a Katana sword around the workplace. In a 13-minute video, he said that Zuckerberg swung his sword when he didn't like the coding and other content on the website.

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 - 03:34 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Facebook, coder, Mark Zuckerberg, employees, Office

Courtesy: India Today

Instagram, Facebook

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Meta To Delay Taking Commission From Creators On Facebook, Instagram Until 2024

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the organization will "hold off on any revenue sharing on Facebook and Instagram until 2024."  In accordance with this decision, Facebook and Instagram will receive a part of the revenue from services including fan subscriptions, premium events, badges, and the company's newsletter service. Instagram and Facebook will broaden the eligibility for their Reels incentive program, enabling artists to monetize… read-more

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 04:43 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Facebook, meta, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram , content creators

Courtesy: ANI

Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg Resigns As Chief Operating Officer Of Meta Platforms Inc

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Meta Platforms Inc, announced her resignation in a Facebook post on June 1. The statement originally pushed the social network company's stock down 4%, but it was flat in after-hours trading. Chief Growth Officer Javier Olivan will take over as Chief Operating Officer. Sandberg has been with Meta for over 14 years and has overseen teams responsible for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger… read-more

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 11:02 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: sheryl sandberg, Facebook, meta, COO, Resignation

Courtesy: Zee News

Rohit Joshi

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Delhi Police Reach Jaipur To Detain Minister Mahesh Joshi's Son In Rape Case

Delhi Police team arrived at Jaipur to apprehend Rohit Joshi, son of Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi, in association with a rape charge leveled against him by a 23-year-old woman. "Our teams are conducting a search to locate and trace him," said a police officer. She met Rohit Joshi on Facebook and claimed that he raped her on many occasions over a year. Delhi Police registered the case on May 8. 

Sun, 15 May 2022 - 04:27 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Delhi Police, Jaipur, rape, rape charges, Facebook

Courtesy: Deccan Herald