Panic in Kashmir as case filed against social media users

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have filed a police case against social media users under “anti-terror” laws for defying a social media ban using proxy servers. The move has triggered panic among the people of Kashmir, which has been under a security and communication lockdown since August 5, when the Muslim-majority region was stripped of its limited autonomy. A first information report (FIR or police complaint) has been filed against unnamed users under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). A person booked under the UAPA can be jailed for…

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Police Register FIR Against Social Media Users In Jammu And Kashmir

As the Jammu and Kashmir administration struggles to prevent the people from using social media sites despite the ban, the police have registered a case against various people for defying the government orders. The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday registered a case against various people who have been using virtual private networks (VPN )apps to bypass the ban on social media sites. The union territory’s administration on January 14 had issued an order banning all social media sites to curb their misuse by miscreants for propagating false information and…

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Digital media to garner 65% of ad investment in India this year: GroupM

Print still relevant to advertisers wanting to build credible brands Advertising investment in India is set to soar to ₹91,641 crore this year, representing an estimated growth of 10.7 per cent for 2020, according to GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, in its advertising expenditure (adex) forecasts for 2020. Even with an overall slowdown in the global economy, Indian media spends are expected to be between low to moderate in H1, with robust growth anticipated in H2 2020. India is the eight-largest market globally and is the largest contributor to…

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Social media cos may soon be held accountable for sponsored, non-user generated content: Report

The government may soon hold social media platforms accountable for all non-user generated content, including sponsored posts, The Economic Times reported. The government is planning to insert a clause to Section 79-II of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The law currently exempts social media platforms from liability for any third-party content. Once the new clause is added, companies will be required to tag and identify all sponsored content published on their platforms. “Onus of non-user generated content will now fall on social media platforms,” the article quotes a senior government official…

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My daughter died at 13 feeling worthless – social media played its part and now I want answers

Our family’s anguish and our search for answers led us to Molly’s social media accounts (Picture: Ian Russell) Two years ago, my family lost our beloved youngest daughter. In the early hours of Tuesday November 21, 2017, Molly took her own life, just days before her 15th birthday. Adored as a friend, sister, daughter and granddaughter, Molly had showed no obvious signs of mental anguish. Finding her lifeless body on what we thought was just an ordinary weekday morning left us not only confronted by the onslaught of raw grief,…

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