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July, 2020

  • 9 July

    Instagram Reels: How to Download Reels Video and Save on Your Phone

    It’s a new day and no, the ban on TikTok has not been lifted. Instead, Facebook-owned Instagram has launched a new feature dubbed Reels, which is basically a clone for making TikTok-style short videos. TikTok made it really easy to download and share videos, but Instagram Reels does not. In ...

  • 8 July

    Facebook Messenger Gets Scam Warnings to Help Users Avoid Potentially Harmful Interactions

    Facebook on Thursday said that its Messenger app will be watching behind the scenes for scammers using the smartphone communication system. Safety notices will pop up in Messenger text chats if activity taking place in the background is deemed suspicious by artificial intelligence software, according to director of privacy and ...

  • 7 July

    WhatsApp for Android, iPhone Gets QR Code Support for Beta Testers

    WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will bring QR code support in the coming days, allowing users to add new contacts by scanning their QR codes. The Facebook-owned company hasn’t yet provided any official details about the new update, the latest WhatsApp beta versions for both Android and iPhone have been ...

  • 6 July

    Everything You Need to Know About TikTok Ratings Saga Explained

    TikTok’s app ratings are rising as Google Play has seemingly started removing one-star ratings that were being posted by users against the video-sharing app in the recent days. The controversy surrounding a video posted by popular TikTok creator Faizal Siddiqui, where he made light of acid attack victims and seemed ...

  • 5 July

    Twitter Calls Trump Tweets ‘Unsubstantiated’ for the First Time

    Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of ...

  • 4 July

    Trump to Sign Executive Order on Social Media Today: White House

    US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices. The officials gave no further details. It was unclear how Trump could follow through on the threat of ...

  • 3 July

    Bollywood’s Bullying Is Killing Indian YouTube Parody Creators

    Last February, Salil Jamdar’s phone pinged with an unexpected email from YouTube. The Indian record label giant T-Series — which accounts for over a third of the music market — had issued a copyright claim against one of Jamdar’s videos. The video in question was a diss track that took ...

  • 2 July

    TikTok’s Ratings Moved Up to 4.4 Stars on Google Play as Google Removed Mass Negativity

    TikTok’s app ratings on Google Play have moved up to 4.4 stars from 1.2 stars surfaced last week. The latest development emerges days after the short videos app faced a public backlash chiefly due to the controversy surrounding a video posted by a popular TikTok user Faizal Siddiqui, with hashtags ...

  • 1 July

    Donald Trump Supporters Urge Twitter Users to Join ‘Parler’ — What Is It and How Does It Work?

    US President Donald Trump and Twitter are at odds. Twitter first labelled some of President Trump’s tweets as unsubstantiated. The White House then issued an executive order that could be used against platforms like Twitter, and most recently, Twitter hid one of President Trump’s tweets behind a warning that the ...

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    Facebook Staffers Walk Out Saying Trump’s Posts Should Be Reined In

    Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing US President Donald Trump’s posts as strictly as the rival platform has done. Reuters saw dozens of online posts from employees critical of Zuckerberg’s decision to leave ...