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Muslim singer forced to quit French show over terror posts

AFP | A French Muslim singer who became an overnight star after dazzling judges on a TV talent show quit the contest Friday after coming...

Facebook profits booming despite drop in usage time

AFP | Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network. The...

Facebook to allow users to rank news sources based on ‘trust’

AFP | Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat...

Meghan Markle abandons all social media

News Desk | Meghan Markle has deleted all her social media accounts including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. This news has caused aftershocks around the globe...

Muniba Mazari offers an explanation for viral video praising ex-husband

News Desk | Muniba Mazari was recently criticized for twisting the facts of her marital split time and again in her earlier interviews after a...

Facebook introduces new messenger app for children under 13

Reuters | Facebook Inc on Monday rolled out Messenger Kids, an app that lets the world's biggest social media company expand into a so-far untapped...

Chinese company Tencent now more valuable than Facebook

AFP | Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring into the...

US gets involved in Myanmar: Tillerson talks to army chief

Reuters | U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was bound for Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused...

Why social media might be causing depression?

A study published in Depression and Anxiety found that social media users are more likely to be depressed. This was just one of the...

Whatsapp down: Messaging app stops working for users across the world

News Desk | World leading messenger service WhatsApp has recently suffered a crash across multiple countries around the world. WhatsApp is a widely used instant...

Sharmeen Obaid’s clarification; was it convincing?

News Analysis | Pakistan's first and only recipient of the prestigious Oscar Award, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has finally spoken up on the crisis that followed the...

Dove’s inadvertent racist ad

Dove is the latest marketer to find itself in hot water after it ran what many see as a racist ad on Facebook last...

Should Ch. Nisar & Aitzaz Ahsan join PTI?

Yasser Awan | The reasons why Javed Hashmi left PTI (Pakistan Tehreeke Insaf) are still unknown. After joining PTI, Mr. Hashmi said that while being...

Facebook fascism: Censorship by the social media giant on criticism of...

News Analysis | 29-year-old Mohammad Anas, who works as a freelance journalist claims that his Facebook account has been banned for 30 days after he...

Saudi Arabia Eases restrictions on messaging apps, but WhatsApp and Viber...

Afef Abrougui |  After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) applications. In...

Twitter to ban Kashmiri journalists on India’s request

Vishal Manve | Dozens of people who have tweeted about the conflict in Indian-administered Kashmir or shown sympathy for Kashmiri independence movements online may soon be censored...

Fake News: an age old phenomenon

Pope Francis shocks world, endorses Donald Trump for president." “Clinton's assistant J. W. McGill is found dead.” “‘Tens of thousands’ of fraudulent Clinton votes found in...

Young Saudi girl sparks hot debate in Saudi Arabia after her...

News Analysis | A young Saudi girl became a recent online sensation when she sparked a heated debate between the orthodox and liberal mindsets after...

Is social media’s rise making the state surrender space?

Qamar Cheema | In this age of complex interdependence, the world is facing power transition and power diffusion. Erosion of power, new patterns of governance,...

First FIR registered as part of government’s ongoing crackdown on social...

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested an activist affiliated with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for ‘maligning’ the military and politicians. This was the first case...

Pakistan: Big Brother is watching you!

The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority or PEMRA, as it is colloquially referred to, was formed in 2002 with the mandate to “facilitate and promote...

Is Siasat.pk banning part of an Orwellian control by the Government?

On May 5th, popular Pakistani news forum Siasat.pk found that their Facebook page had disappeared with no intimation, warning, notification, or explanation by Facebook....

Social Media banned in Kashmir: Indian desperation to stop protests

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have blocked 22 social media applications including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. An official state circular was issued on Wednesday, April 26 which stated that...

Good News: Facebook will probably not be Banned for Now!

Interior Ministry informed Islamabad High Court that Facebook administration has removed 85 percent of the blasphemous content from its website, 40 different sites, on...

Facebook Ban is no solution: You can’t destroy a country because...

Asma Razaq | Curious as usual to find out who has commented on my latest Facebook post, I opened my account on my phone soon...

What’s the hidden reason for banning Facebook in Pakistan?

Social media, in Pakistan, is the medium of the young, poor, and disenfranchised. It is also the medium that does not run on the...

Who are the Richest People of the Year?

Forbes has issued a new list of top billionaires from around the world. The rich are in fact getting richer for the increase in...

Pakistani Govt’s War against “Social Media”?

News Analysis  Pakistani government, criminal justice system and key institutions are creating the impression, for the public, as if there is a war going on...

What makes the selfie generation narcissistic and in love with itself?

Lisa Firestone | Studies are now showing what many of you may have suspected: We are living in an increasingly narcissistic society. In a world where...

Why can’t Hindu widows wear red? Protests on social media

Red is a color that's associated with energy, strength, power, determination, passion, desire and love. In Hindu culture, a woman wearing a red tika (bindi) means she...

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