Free Press Journal

    US First Lady Melania Trump warns against ‘destructive’ effects of social media

    Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying and also warned of the “destructive and harmful” effects of social media. “In today’s global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children’s daily lives,” Trump said on Monday at a summit in Rockville, Maryland. “It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. This is why Be Best chooses to focus

  • Beware of what you share on social media

    The next time you have an irresistible urge to share your personal details, or pictures, on social media, pause and think of the consequences, suggests Manoj Soral

  • Indore: Committee to keep watch on social media during polls

    Indore: Election Commission of India deputy commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar on Wednesday said a committee has been set up to keep watch on social media during assembly elections to be held in four states including Madhya Pradesh this year. The recommendations of committee will be implemented in forthcoming assembly elections.

  • Snapchat’s daily user count slips to 188 million from 191 million

    San Francisco: Snapchat’s daily active users number shrank 1.5 per cent to 188 million in the second quarter of 2018 — down from 191 million in the last quarter, its parent company Snap has said. Although the company’s revenue increased 44 per cent to $262 million — compared to $182 million revenue in Q2 2017 — it appears that Facebook-owned Instagram “Stories” has stalled Snapchat’s growth.

  • Threw challenge not as Trai chief but an ordinary citizen: R S Sharma to Twitterati

    New Delhi: After causing a flutter on social media with his Aadhaar dare, Trai Chairman R S Sharma has said he had thrown an open the challenge to Twitterati — to prove how mere knowledge of the 12 digit number could be misused to cause harm — not as a regulatory head but as an ordinary citizen of India.

  • Audio clip of ‘Maharashtra CM’s war room’ caller goes viral

    Mumbai: The audio clip of a conversation between a voters’ booth president and an alleged caller from the ‘chief minister’s war room’ has gone viral on social media. The caller wants to verify the party worker’s name and tells the latter how they can get in touch with party functionaries for any booth-related queries. The caller identifies herself as Vaibhavi More, from the CM’s war room. More asks to speak with the

  • Bhopal: Objectionable video posted on the social media

    Bhopal: Five days have passed since a Waqar H Bhatti uploaded an objectionable video on the social media on July 9 but the team of Gwalior police is still clueless about the accused. ASP Satyendra Singh Tomar told Free Press, “We’re investigating the case and a team is being sent to Jammu for further probe.”

  • Mumbai: Political activist held for threatening NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad on social media

    Thane: A 30-year-old activist of a political party has been arrested for allegedly issuing threats to an NCP MLA on a social networking site, the police said today. The accused, Mirza Rehan Azmi, allegedly posted an objectionable message yesterday on his Facebook page against Jitendra Awhad, the MLA from the Kalwa-Mumbra constituency in Thane district, and threatened to harm him, police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.

  • Facebook fails to stop users from sharing pirated movies

    San Francisco: Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundreds of thousands of users and the social media giant’s automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported.

  • Bhopal: Gwalior police on trail to arrest man for posting objectionable content on social media

    Bhopal: A Gwalior police team left for Jammu to arrest a man who had posted objectionable video on Facebook, on July 9. The police had registered the case against the accused Mohammad Waqar Bhatti resident of Jammu, for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.


    2019 Lok Sabha Poll prep: BJP bulletin to counter Opposition’s propaganda

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will again focus on the use of social media to win the 2019 Parliament and state assembly elections. The party’s national president, Amit Shah, imparted his ‘mantras’ on how to use social media in three ways during his visit to Pune on July 7.