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Social media personality Khaby Lame has achieved a new record of garnering 142.8 million followers on the short-form video hosting service, TikTok. Lame, has surged past popular TikTok video creator Charli D’Amelio who currently has 142.3 million followers, reported Variety. The 22-year-old’s video content includes reacting to absurd life-hack videos and recreating the video himself
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The Indian government’s proposal to set up a grievances appellate panel follows several complaints that social media platforms are not adequately redressing the issues raised by the people, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT held an open house discussion with stakeholders on a draft notification to
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company will “hold off on any revenue sharing on Facebook and Instagram until 2024,” a year later than originally planned. Under this move, Instagram and Facebook will take a commission from offerings like fan subscriptions, paid events, badges and the company’s newsletter platform and Substack competitor Bulletin,
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India’s market regulator on Monday fined Reliance Industries and two of its compliance officers for violating fair disclosure norms during Facebook’s $5.7 billion (nearly Rs. 44,400 crore) investment in its digital unit in 2020. In April 2020, Meta‘s Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Reliance‘s Jio, aiming to allow WhatsApp to offer payments services to millions
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YouTube on Friday pulled a video posted by the congressional committee probing last year’s attack on the US Capitol because it contained election misinformation spread by then president Donald Trump. “Our election integrity policy prohibits content advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, if
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The European Union risks falling behind its Digital Decade goals by 10 years unless the governments focus on bridging the skills gap, according to a report by strategic consultancy Public First. Last year the European Commission presented a 2030 vision that aims to transform the region with 80 percent of the population acquiring basic digital skills,
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Meta, Alphabet unit Google, Twitter and Microsoft on Thursday, June 16 agreed to take a tougher line against disinformation including deep fakes and fake accounts under an updated EU code of practice or face hefty fines. More than 30 signatories including advertising bodies have signed up to the updated Code of Practice on disinformation, the
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WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out automatic albums feature on Windows beta. This functionality, which is already available on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, would let users classify consecutive photos and videos sent over the chat window. When users send or receive more than three photos or videos consecutively, WhatsApp automatically groups them into an
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