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  • Info on Social Media: Crosscheck it before sharing

    Stressing the need for ensuring cybersecurity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to cross-check any information before sharing it on social media for the good of the country and the society.

  • Facebook removes 3.2b fake accounts

    Facebook Inc removes 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September this year, along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content moderation report.

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    Old friends reunite on Facebook

    Imagine that time when people had no social media and everyone was filled with doubts whether they would get a second chance to meet their dearest friend once they parted ways at the end of their school year. Well, gone are those days. Thanks to social media, we can now stay in touch with our beloved friends, even years after school ends and it is a far memory.

  • BTRC receive complaints through social media

    BTRC to receive complaints through social media

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Viber, among others, to receive complaints from the customers, says its chairman at a public hearing.

  • Hitler would have loved social media: Disney CEO

    Disney CEO Bob Iger calls upon US politicians to reject hate in the run up to the 2020 election -- and claimed that Adolf Hitler would have "loved social media" as a tool to spread extremist propaganda.

  • Meet Lini Zurlia, the poster girl in Indonesian election

    It never occurred to Lini Zurlia that she would become the subject of a controversy surrounding golput (voting abstention) on social media. A photo she posted late last month, depicting her holding up a sticker saying “Saya Golput”, was originally intended as harmless self-expression.

  • Bangladeshi man's stare goes viral

    Bangladeshi man's stare goes viral

    A portrait of a Bangladeshi construction worker in Malaysia has captivated social media users worldwide.

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    Bangladeshi construction worker’s stare breaks the internet

    A portrait of a Bangladeshi construction worker in Malaysia captivates social media users worldwide.

  • Nancy Farewell from Facebook

    Farewell from Facebook

    Musician Nazmun Munira Nancy, known for her song Dui Dike Boshobash, from the film Projapoti, has abandoned social media platform, Facebook.

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    1 held for ‘spreading rumour’ on social media

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-10) today claimed to have detained a man on charge of spreading rumours on social media.

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    3 held for ‘spreading fake photos, derogatory remarks on PM’

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have detained three men in Chattogram, Bogura and Rajshahi for allegedly spreading photoshopped images and making derogatory comments about the prime minister on social media.

  • Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

    US President Donald Trump accuses tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats, a day after a report for the Senate revealed Russian agents had used social media in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

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    Social media apps for the creative

    This app lets you write haikus with other users on the platform. Haiku is a style of Japanese poetry that you write in three lines. Here, you

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    Flight attendant fired after boyfriend proposed to her mid-flight

    Wedding proposals, for the most part, are romantic in nature -- until it causes one to lose his or her job.

  • Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

    President Donald Trump lashes out at tech companies, accusing Google and others of “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. He cited no evidence for the claim, which echoes both his own attacks on the press and a conservative talking point.

  • IGP Javed Patwary

    Those who spread rumors will not be spared, IGP says

    Those who spread rumours on social media during students’ protest, will not be spared, Inspector General of Police Javed Patwary said today.

  • 4 youths remanded in Ctg in ICT Act case

    Four youths including two leaders of pro-left Bangladesh Chhatra Federation is remanded in a case filed under section 57 of ICT Act for activities on the social media.

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    Instagram to allow users to download their data

    Facebook Inc’s Instagram will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have uploaded on the photo-sharing platform, a spokesman says.

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    ‘Florida school massacre suspect on authorities’ radar in 2016’

    A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers say.

  • Facebook for escapists or escapees?

    It makes one wonder why married couples must declare their unquestionable adoration for each other on Facebook. Do they not see each other every single day of their lives?

  • More surveillance of social media?

    The news of the introduction of a specialised police unit, complete with software that can detect remarks and postings on social media that may be considered cybercrime, brings about mixed feelings.

  • Facebook's threats to the social fabric

    Former US President Barack Obama has recently joined a growing chorus of critics of social media.

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    Stories that ruled social media in 2017

    Let’s have a look at the top stories that rocked the social media platforms in 2017.

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    Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

    Facebook acknowledges that using social media can be bad for your health.

  • Mark Zuckerberg welcomes second daughter

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife welcome their second daughter -- August -- to the world with a post on the leading social network.

  • Expanding the frontiers of connectivity

    The debate about “art for hedonistic pleasure or art for a greater cause” is ongoing and will continue. But there is broad consensus on one issue: a good work of art can connect you to your senses, not just your mind. In our fragmented world, it's important for people not only to comprehend adversity with their minds, but also to feel it emotionally and spiritually. This might motivate some of us to turn compassionate thinking into compassionate actions!

  • Dhaka 2nd among top cities with active Facebook users

    Dhaka has been ranked second among the top cities of the world having largest active Facebook users.Bangkok is the number one city ahead of Dhaka and in the country category, the United States leads all having over 21 crore active users of Facebook, says a recent report conducted jointly by social media research organisations -- We Are Social and Hootsuite.

  • Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts

    Facebook says it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behaviour such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

  • Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

    A fugitive Italian mobster, who has been living in Mexico under a false identity, is behind bars after being tracked down on Facebook, police say.

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    SMS (Social Media Security)

    Social media, despite its many advantages, has its own share of perils. Every imaginable cyber threat applies three-fold for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Social media is a powerful tool, and so, it requires immense responsibility for usage.