Category: 5. Technology

  • Emmanuel Macron discusses Twitter content rules with Elon Musk

    Emmanuel Macron discusses Twitter content rules with Elon Musk

    Emmanuel Macron said he had a “clear and honest” discussion with Twitter owner Elon Musk about the social media platform’s content moderation policies, just a day after the French president had flagged his concerns on the issue. “Transparent user policies, significant reinforcement of content moderation and protection of freedom of speech: efforts have to be […]

  • Big advertisers return to Twitter post Musk’s takeover

    Big advertisers return to Twitter post Musk’s takeover

    Post the resumption of Apple’s advertising plans, big advertisers like Amazon are planning to resume their multimillion-dollar advertising on Twitter.  As per reports, Amazon will recommence its $100 million per year plan.  Apple, one of the platform’s leading advertisers, has already resumed its advertising. Read India plans federal oversight of all real-money online games Previously, […]

  • Musk says ‘possible’ that Twitter gave preference to leftists

    Musk says ‘possible’ that Twitter gave preference to leftists

    SAO PAULO: Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Saturday he thought it was “possible” that personnel at the social media firm gave preference to left-wing candidates during Brazil’s election this year, without providing evidence. Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, just days before Brazil’s presidential second round runoff vote, when far-right incumbent […]

  • India plans federal oversight of all real-money online games

    India plans federal oversight of all real-money online games

    NEW DELHI: India’s planned regulation of online gaming will apply to all real-money games after the prime minister’s office overruled a proposal to only regulate games of skill and leave out games of chance, according to a government document and three sources. The much-awaited regulations are seen shaping the future of India’s gaming sector that […]

  • Pakistanis wait anxiously as Google apps’ old payment system not yet restored

    Pakistanis wait anxiously as Google apps’ old payment system not yet restored

    Google has not yet reinstated the downloading of purchased applications through mobile operators in Pakistan. However, paid applications can be bought through credit or debit card payment. Despite the government giving the State Bank of Pakistan directions, the direct carrier billing (DCB) method for downloading Google-purchased programs via mobile phones for a month has not […]

  • Activision Blizzard game testers vote to form union

    Activision Blizzard game testers vote to form union

    Workers who test games at Activision Blizzard Inc.’s unit Blizzard Albany have voted to form a union months after the games developer began negotiating with employees at its Wisconsin unit, the first in the company to unionize. The workers based near Albany, New York, voted 14-0 to join the Communication Workers of America union, the National […]

  • Twitter exec says Musk is moving fast on moderation

    Twitter exec says Musk is moving fast on moderation

    Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including child exploitation, regardless of… […]

  • Test run of Chinese train coaches conducted in Karachi

    Test run of Chinese train coaches conducted in Karachi

    The first test run of the 46 completely furnished high-speed train coaches, or complete units, that were imported from China last week took place on Thursday between the Cantonment and Rohri stations in Karachi. The coaches, which were intended to travel at a speed of 160 km/h on local lines, were hauled at a much […]

  • Twitter suspends Kanye West’s account again on violating rules

    Twitter suspends Kanye West’s account again on violating rules

    Twitter on Friday suspended Kanye West’s account again, just two months after the rapper’s account was reinstated, as his tweets violated the social media platform’s rules. Twitter-owner Elon Musk, who calls himself a free speech absolutist, had welcomed the return of the rapper, now known as Ye, to the platform in October. In his latest […]

  • Creators can now make money on Discord

    Creators can now make money on Discord

    Discord officially announced the opening of its Server Subscription in the US, after testing out ways that the app’s community leaders and creators could monetize on the platform over the last year. The company has shared its pricing requirements and perks as well. Discord is a free chatting platform with video and voice features similar […]