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Inside the rise and fall of Indian Twitter rival Koo

Koo, the Indian social media platform aiming to rival Twitter, has closed down due to unsuccessful acquisition negotiations. The company struggled with funding challenges and workforce reductions amidst a competitive landscape. Key Points

Economic Times

Study explores adolescents at risk of depression from social media use

Findings, however, suggest that social media use does not impact all adolescents in the same way. Social media use does not raise the risk of depression in... Key Points

The Tribune India

X to hold town hall with Donald Trump, Elon Musk says ‘will be interesting’

Social media platform X will host self-styled townhall meetings with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy ahead of November 5 presidential elections. Key Points

India Today

Is India’s free press not so free after a decade of Modi?

India is one of the world’s largest media markets. Yet despite its size and diversity, critics say the press is growing increasingly subservient to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Key Points

CNN

Henry Kissinger abused Indira Gandhi in 1971. Western media only reported his apology

In ‘Western media Narratives on India’, Umesh Upadhyay writes about how former colonisers maintain their sway using media. He focuses on how the narrative was spinned in India from 1947 to now. Key Points

ThePrint

Social media has made news more graphic. Torture by Russian military is latest example

Before social media, depiction of violence on news was the exception—graphic visuals were either not shown on TV or in newspapers or the images were blurred. This is no longer the case. Key Points

ThePrint

Trump's media co adds over $1 billion in value after mkt debut

International Business News: Trump's media & Technology surges with investors betting on re-election. Truth Social gains $959M value. Legal woes include criminal trial over hush m Key Points

Times Of India

Cabin pressure: Are corporate leaders trying to be all-round performers?

CEOs face pressure to prove superhero status beyond the office, managing personal brand and productivity. Balancing fitness routines and social media presence is crucial. Finding time for rest and recovery is essential for overall well-being. Many entrepreneurs do feel the need to constantly stay productive, even during their downtime, says Puroitree Majumdar, clinical psychologist and clinical product development lead at online counselling startup YourDOST, which runs a counselling programme specifically for founders. Key Points

Economic Times

RIL-Disney merger: A Starlit Jiography

Nita Ambani, chairperson of the proposed Star India-Viacom18 merged entity, enters the glitzy world of media as a formidable contender, associated with IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, grassroots sports development, International Olympic Committee, and East India Hotels board. Ready to clash with Sony, Netflix, and Amazon's Prime Video. Key Points

Economic Times

RIL-Disney: Reasons behind the merger, the opportunity at hand and the key players who could make it all h

The $8.5 billion behemoth birthed by the merger of RILs Viacom18 and Walt Disneys Star India is set to redefine media, entertainment and sports in India. With over 750 million viewers, 200,000-plus hours of content and all the key cricket properties under its belt, the new entity could very well change the rules of the game even globally. Key Points

Economic Times

Online creeps are 'crushing' on Aaradhya Bachchan. It's bordering on paedophilia

The comments on social media show how it’s become normal to sexualise children. Comments like ‘maa se beti crush updated’ to another asking why she didn’t dress like this before. Key Points

ThePrint

Lok Sabha polls: Yuvraj Singh denies media reports of him contesting from Gurdaspur

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has clarified that he will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Punjab's Gurdaspur constituency, refuting media reports. He expressed his commitment to continue helping people through his foundation 'YouWeCan'. Yuvraj's name had surfaced in the media as a potential candidate for a BJP ticket from Gurdaspur, currently represented by actor Sunny Deol. The Lok Sabha elections are expected to be held in April-May, with key states playing a crucial role in shaping the political landscape. Key Points

Economic Times

Cambodia’s pioneering post-Khmer Rouge era Phnom Penh Post newspaper will stop print publication

The newspaper was founded in 1992 as Cambodia sought to re-establish stability and democracy after decades of war and unrest.. The Phnom Penh Post, a... Key Points

The Tribune India

Reliance-Disney media merger official. Story in 5 points

Reliance and Dinsey have officially announced a joint venture to merge media operations in India. Here is all you need to know about the development in five points. Key Points

India Today

How Beloved Indie Blog 'The Hairpin' Turned Into an AI Clickbait Farm

Beloved women’s website The Hairpin shut down in 2018. This month it returned from the dead to churn out AI clickbait. Its fate is a warning to all digital publications. Key Points

WIRED

How Beloved Indie Blog 'The Hairpin' Turned Into an AI Clickbait Farm

Beloved women’s website The Hairpin shut down in 2018. This month it returned from the dead to churn out AI clickbait. Its fate is a warning to all digital publications. Key Points

WIRED

Deepfakes, social media posts on UP govt radar

Uttar Pradesh government cracks down on deepfake media, reporting synthetic posts to Meta and X. QR code scams for Ram Mandir donations increase. AI-enabled sentiment analysis reveals hate speech in social media posts. UP Police and Intelligence unit monitor security and online activity using AI. Staqu Technologies installs AI-enabled cameras to detect criminals, fake number plates, and explosives. Key Points

Economic Times

List of best universities for Communication & media Studies

University of Amsterdam topped the list with an overall score of 97.2, scoring the highest of 100 in academic reputation and H-index citations. Key Points

Hindustan Times

Moon, Manipur, MPs, Modi—media in 2023 was more divided than Indian politics

If Indian media's coverage helped tip the scales against ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, then global media weakened western support for Israeli attacks in Gaza too. Watch out for 2024 elections now. Key Points

ThePrint

Instagram, Snapchat, X or Threads; which was the most deleted app of 2023?

TRG Datacentres analyzed the number of searches for 'how to delete (my) ___ account' to determine which social media companies have lost favor with users. Instagram topped the list with over 1 million searches per month for deleting accounts, potentially signaling trouble for the platform. Key Points

mint

Adani acquires 50.5% stake in IANS, making presence stronger in media sector

In a regulatory filing, Adani Enterprises -- the firm that holds the group's media interest -- said its subsidiary AMG media Networks Ltd has acquired a 50.50 per cent stake constituting equity shares of IANS India Pvt Ltd. Key Points

mint

Disney, Sony deals may make it harder to reach India’s consumers

The first of these two transactions may come as early as Monday and would see Walt Disney Co. enter into a non-bidding agreement with Mukesh Ambani to merge their media businesses in the country. The richest Asian tycoon will hold at least 51% of the combined television and streaming operations. Key Points

Economic Times

Social media addiction: How can we avoid it?

Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels.  | Health Key Points

Hindustan Times

Elon Musk to file ‘thermonuclear’ lawsuit against media watchdog

Corporate advertisements by IBM, Apple, Oracle, and Comcast’s Xfinity were being placed alongside anti-Semitic content. X Corp would file a lawsuit against media Matters and those who attacked social media platform X, Elon Musk said on Saturday in a post on the platform, soon after major US companies paused their advertisements on the site. Key Points

The Tribune India

Influencers, memes & WhatsApp — social media war rooms are frontline in battle for Telangana

Congress strategist Sunil Kanugolu has set up camp in Hyderabad along with his team. Member of BRS 'war room' says KTR spends 4 hours each night chalking out social media strategy. Key Points

ThePrint

​NBA's investigation into Josh Giddey: What we know so far

Images and videos circulating on social media depict an individual, purportedly Giddey, in the company of a female. The timeline and location of these visuals remain unclear. Despite the original poster deleting the content, others have saved and shared it. These images began emerging on different social media platforms at the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend, leading to a response from the league on Friday. Key Points

Economic Times

Age-Gating: Government plans 'risk-based' framework for social media, says report; experts explain the importance

The Indian government is considering a 'risk-based' age-gating framework for social media and internet platforms, requiring document-based age verification and parent consent. The framework is expected to apply to platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and edtech and health platforms. Key Points

mint

Govt says deepfake regulation coming soon, considering penalty for content creators, social media

After discussing with industry leaders, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has promised actionable plan in about 10 days. Says companies agree with govt view that deepfakes aren't 'free speech'. Key Points

ThePrint

Hard Drives, YouTube, and Murder: India’s Dark History of Digital Hate

India's next election will be partly decided online. But even before the internet reached the country's rural regions, divisive videos were distributed using hard drives and laptops. Key Points

WIRED

Israel Hamas Conflict: Scream VII fires Melissa Barrera after calling the war 'Genocide'

Mexican actress Melissa Barrera has been axed from her next 'Scream' film over her social media comments about the Israel-Hamas war.The actress will no longer appear in the horror franchise's upcoming seventh film. Key Points

Economic Times

52 per cent of visual media outlets ceased operations in Afghanistan since Taliban took control in August 2021

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, press freedom in the country has taken a backseat, with several restrictions put into place for journalists. The media Support for Afghanistan's Free media (NAI) announced on Tuesday, coinciding with World Television Day, highlighting that more than half of the visual media outlets in the country have remained inactive. | World News Key Points

Hindustan Times

Elon Musk to file ‘thermonuclear’ lawsuit against media watchdog

Corporate advertisements by IBM, Apple, Oracle, and Comcast’s Xfinity were being placed alongside anti-Semitic content. X Corp would file a lawsuit against media Matters and those who attacked social media platform X, Elon Musk said on Saturday in a post on the platform, soon after major US companies paused their advertisements on the site. Key Points

The Tribune India

Nikki Haley vows to ‘ban anonymous speech online’, faces backlash

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley vows to make every person on social media be verified by their name. Critics argue that it is unconstitutional. Key Points

Hindustan Times

Is Anything Still True? On the Internet, No One Knows Anymore

New tools can create fake videos and clone the voices of those closest to us. ‘This is how authoritarianism arises.’ Key Points

mint

Celebrities ring in weddings with media deals, videos, sponsorships

Celebrities in India are forging partnerships with brands and music labels for their weddings, creating special wedding songs and sharing exclusive content with the public. Such deals can range from ₹1.5 crore to ₹10 crore, providing significant revenue opportunities. Key Points

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