In a recent interview, the head of the Tibetan government in exile Lobsang Sangay had said that India should raise the Tibet issue in bilateral talks with China and make it one of its core issues. "Tibet is very important for China and Tibet is equally important for India. They (China and India) have so many bilateral talks, during those talks, given all these tensions, the Indian government should raise the issue of Tibet as well," Sangay had said. … [Read more...] about #LongLiveDalaiLama: Social media campaign launched against China
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Why is the dam breaking all at once? Trump ran for office on a platform whose major planks included expelling Mexicans and banning Muslims. As the “rapists” quote reminds us, he has been making comments that seem to violate policies against hate speech literally from the moment he entered politics, and platforms have had anguished internal debates about how to respond for just as long. What seems to have changed is not Trump’s behavior but platforms’ assessment of the risk of calling him out for it. Twitter’s initial Trump fact-check—a pretty mild medicine—drew intense outrage from the president. But his official response, a toothless and incoherent executive order, inadvertently proved that Trump had little leverage over the platforms. It was practically an invitation to escalate, as Twitter promptly did in its treatment of Trump’s “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet that appeared to threaten violence against … [Read more...] about Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump
The Canadian stylist, who has previously slammed 'racist bullies' when she appeared to reference the trolling Meghan was suffering, explained that being proactive about injustice went beyond 'sharing a picture', and should include 'educating your children. … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s BFF Jessica Mulroney says she’s taking a break from social media to ‘listen and learn’ after ‘someone dear to her’ told her being silent amid racism is not enough
A spokesperson for Johnson & Laird Management, which represents several influencers, including YouTube beauty guru Shaaanxo and The Bachelor couple-turned-Instagram stars Art and Matilda Green, said its policy was if there was monetary exchange for a post, its content creators must include a disclosure tag such as #ad, #spon, or #collab. … [Read more...] about ‘Wild west’ of social media influencing is coming to an end
It is true that WhatsApp has no ads and makes no money, and can therefore limit sharing without hurting itself. That is not the case for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter. To be sure, such changes will cause engagement to decline and will slow revenue growth. But none of these tweaks are fatal to the business models of these networks. And here again we can learn from our current situation. Lockdowns and distancing carry enormous economic costs. We, as societies, accepted that the price was worth paying. For the good of the societies they serve, and indeed for their own long-term health, social networks should do the same. … [Read more...] about No more going viral: why not apply social distancing to social media?