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Good news for car, bike owners! IRDAI cuts motor third party premiums for some categories

There is good news for car and two-wheeler owners. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed to reduce third party (TP) premiums for FY19 in certain segments starting April 1. After the revision TP premiums for cars less than 1000cc and two-wheelers under 75cc will come down by 10 percent and 25 percent, respectively. In several categories (as per ... Read More »

Why top social media experts say Facebook’s News Feed change is no big deal

For nearly three days after Facebook announced perhaps its biggest change ever to its News Feed, I was glued to my social media feeds like a Wall Street broker watching the stock ticker. The responses I saw there fell into two consistent groups: page owners and publishers (PANIC!) and trusted social media experts/influencers/consultants (Stay Calm and Keep on Posting!). Why are the ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Join News Organisations in ‘Trust Project’

Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organisations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying “trustworthy” news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the “Trust Project” with some 75 news organisations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. “In today’s digitized and socially networked world, it’s harder than ... Read More »

Facebook Testing ‘Context’ Button in Effort to Curb Fake News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new button to let users know in-depth information It will help the social media giant curb fake news much better Facebook has also hired people to thwart deceptive ads on its platform Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move ... Read More »

Bajaj Small Car India Launch Is Fake News

In the modern day and age where everything that you read on the Internet is assumed to be true and every WhatsApp forward is considered the gospel truth, we are here to help sanity prevail. In the last few weeks, if you are a WhatsApp user in India, you would have more than likely received a forward that stated ‘World’s ... Read More »

When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

IGNOU’s Move to Provide Free Education for Transpeople is Not All Good News

Photo by Daniel LofredoRota via Flickr CC 2.0   We were all cheers when Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi introduced a third gender category in its enrollment structure. Mind you, this was in 2012, two years before the Supreme Court officially granted transgenders the third gender status. So yesterday, when IGNOU announced it’s decision to waiver all fees ... Read More »

President Trump locks heads with news media in a social media first

President Trump renewed his attacks against CNN, which he has repeatedly called “fake news,” on June 27, after CNN retracted a story about ties between a Trump associate and a Russian investment fund. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump, who has reveled in his confrontational style with the news media, sparked fierce debate Sunday over whether he ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news. As ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »