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But a direct comparison of news consumption on Facebook and Reddit shows higher segregation on Facebook.(Reuters)

Facebook users more likely to interact with info spread by users with akin views

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:58 AM IST
The researchers analyzed more than 100 million posts collected between 2010 and 2018 from Facebook, Gab, Reddit, and Twitter about controversial topics.
The image shows the sibling duo RJ Roohi and Juhi Singh.(Facebook/RJ Roohi)
The image shows the sibling duo RJ Roohi and Juhi Singh.(Facebook/RJ Roohi)

Kadun Jaana Tu Coroneyaa: Siblings sing in Dogri on coronavirus, people love it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:52 PM IST
RJ Roohi and his sister Juhi Singh sang the song beautifully.
The fake news problem is here to stay. Combating it is a pressing priority(ISTOCK)
The fake news problem is here to stay. Combating it is a pressing priority(ISTOCK)

Is there a way to counter fake news on WhatsApp?

By Sumitra Badrinathan and Simon Chauchard
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 07:50 PM IST
A new research suggests that corrective messages may need to be frequent rather than sourced or sophisticated
The video of the kid on Halloween has gathered more than 17 million views.(Facebook/Leslie Hodges)
The video of the kid on Halloween has gathered more than 17 million views.(Facebook/Leslie Hodges)

Kid’s selfless act on Halloween wins the Internet. Watch what he did

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The incident was captured on homeowner Leslie Hodges’ CCTV camera and she later shared a video of it on Facebook.
Facebook suspended “tens of thousands” of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy.(Reuters Photo)
Facebook suspended “tens of thousands” of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy.(Reuters Photo)

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps in privacy review

San Francisco | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:56 AM IST
The review was launched in 2018 after revelations that the political consultancy hijacked personal data on millions of Facebook users and included attorneys, external investigators, data scientists, engineers, policy specialists and others, according to a Facebook statement.
56-year-old Pathi has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008.(Facebook/Prafulla Kumar Pathi)
56-year-old Pathi has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008.(Facebook/Prafulla Kumar Pathi)

‘Dancing sir’ of Odisha wins Internet with unique teaching style. Watch

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:45 PM IST
In the video, the teacher sways his hips, sprawls on floor, sprints around the classroom and gesticulates while singing from the book.
Till now, the video of the Zomato delivery man gathered about 31,800 views - and counting.(Facebook/Anirban Chakraborty)
Till now, the video of the Zomato delivery man gathered about 31,800 views - and counting.(Facebook/Anirban Chakraborty)

Zomato delivery man’s soulful rendition of Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara amazes people. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Just over a minute long, the video attracted all sorts of comments and reactions from people.
The father is a junior to his daughter in a law college.(Facebook/Humans of Bombay)
The father is a junior to his daughter in a law college.(Facebook/Humans of Bombay)

Mumbai father-daughter duo study in same college. Their story is adorable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:48 PM IST
When she began studying law, she noticed how “intrigued” her father was about her course.
The couple immediately called in plumbing services for help.(Facebook/A-1 Affordable Plumbing inc)
The couple immediately called in plumbing services for help.(Facebook/A-1 Affordable Plumbing inc)

Lightning explodes toilet into hundreds of pieces. People can’t stop laughing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:05 PM IST
Marylou Ward and her husband were sitting in their house, when they noticed smoke coming out of a septic tank.
Many people stopped by the couple’s house and clicked pictures.(Facebook/Joshua Bohl)
Many people stopped by the couple’s house and clicked pictures.(Facebook/Joshua Bohl)

‘Got the Spider!’ joke written on demolished house tickle people’s funny bone

UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The house belongs to 51-year-old Jeff Hopkins who along with his girlfriend Dawn Cronk, 49, came up with this joke.
The people riding the bike were Forest Department officials.(Faceboook/@FAWPS)
The people riding the bike were Forest Department officials.(Faceboook/@FAWPS)

Tiger chases bike rider in Kerala. Watch hair-raising video

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:27 PM IST
The video shows two people riding a bike inside the sanctuary when one of them notices a tiger chasing them.
Pratap Sarangi is a first-time BJP MP from Odisha, who won from Balasore Lok Sabha constituency defeating his nearest BJD rival Rabindra Jena(HTPhotos)
Pratap Sarangi is a first-time BJP MP from Odisha, who won from Balasore Lok Sabha constituency defeating his nearest BJD rival Rabindra Jena(HTPhotos)

‘Odisha’s Modi’ is making a splash on social media with austere living

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Several Facebook and Twitter users started sharing details about how Sarangi had dedicated his whole life to social work and upliftment of common people
The dog dug around the area and began barking, alerting his owner a cattle herder, who went to the site.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
The dog dug around the area and began barking, alerting his owner a cattle herder, who went to the site.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

Newborn buried alive by teenage mother, saved by ‘hero dog’ in Thailand

Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 03:25 PM IST
The newborn was lying under a layer of dirt near a farm in the Chumpuang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province but was found the same day -- May 15 -- by a curious canine named Ping Pong.
The appeal comes as people on social media subjected the older woman, who appeared to have said in the video that “younger women wore short clothes to get raped”, to abusive messages, including rape threats.(AP/Representative Image)
The appeal comes as people on social media subjected the older woman, who appeared to have said in the video that “younger women wore short clothes to get raped”, to abusive messages, including rape threats.(AP/Representative Image)

Concerns over moral policing, heckling after video goes viral

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 06:34 AM IST
Video of young women asking an older woman to apologise for commenting on appropriateness of her dress has gone viral on social media
Boy runs over chick, takes it to hospital(Favebook)
Boy runs over chick, takes it to hospital(Favebook)

Boy runs over chick, takes it to hospital

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 11:49 PM IST
The picture of the teary-eyed boy holding the chick in one hand and a Rs 10 note in other has since tugged the heartstrings of many.
Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study(Unsplash)
Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study(Unsplash)

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study.
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files(REUTERS)
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files(REUTERS)

Facebook gave tech giants, including Netflix, access to users’ private messages: Reports

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 04:20 PM IST
Social media giant Facebook has been sharing its users’ personal data, including private messages and contact information for users’ friends, with some of the world’s largest technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon
Oversharing details of your relationship on social media may indicate a need to seek validation from others.(Unsplash)
Oversharing details of your relationship on social media may indicate a need to seek validation from others.(Unsplash)

What your social media PDA says about your relationship

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Relationship advice: How to strike a balance between sharing couple updates on social media and not seeking validation from it or boring your followers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks out before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks out before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)

Case filed against Facebook user for posting morphed photo of PM Modi

Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 08:43 AM IST
The cyber cell of Indore police is ascertaining who is the person behind this Facebook profile.
Pakistani painter will make you hear his songs on the loop. (Twitter)
Pakistani painter will make you hear his songs on the loop. (Twitter)

This Pakistani painter is winning hearts with his soulful rendition of Arijit Singh’s songs

PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Pakistani painter sings Arijit Singh’s songs in a soulful voice and Internet can’t stop obsessing over him

Here’s why people are going gaga over a young Pakistani’s dance moves

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Mehroz Baig, a 21-year-old from Karachi, danced in Hyperstar mall in Pakistan’s Karachi on a Panjabi track called ‘Laung Laachi’ with his eloquent moves and expressions.
Facebook is still growing but its rate of growth is going down. And with it, the shift in demographics is becoming clear -- 2018 will be the first time that the number of teens on Facebook will dwindle.(AP)
Facebook is still growing but its rate of growth is going down. And with it, the shift in demographics is becoming clear -- 2018 will be the first time that the number of teens on Facebook will dwindle.(AP)

Is this the beginning of the end of Facebook?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Analysts maintain that more and more youngsters are becoming “Facebook-nevers” — those who haven’t used it before, and don’t use it now. As the popularity of the network wanes, a new wave in the age of social media appears to have begun.
Cambridge Analytica said bad publicity in the aftermath of data breach allegations drove potential clients away.(Reuters/File Photo)
Cambridge Analytica said bad publicity in the aftermath of data breach allegations drove potential clients away.(Reuters/File Photo)

UK authorities to continue probe despite Cambridge Analytica bankruptcy

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday that it was filing for bankruptcy following allegations that it improperly harvested data from millions of Facebook users.
The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Cambridge Analytica, at centre of Facebook data breach, shutting down as business drops

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 08:28 AM IST
The decision was taken because Cambridge Analytica was losing clients and facing mounting legal fees in the Facebook investigation.
Earlier this month, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica had submitted their responses, following which the government has now sought more details.(Bloomberg)
Earlier this month, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica had submitted their responses, following which the government has now sought more details.(Bloomberg)

Govt sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica on data breach

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 07:11 PM IST
India asks Facebook about steps it plans to clamp down on any unauthorised use of data or manipulation, and fixed a deadline of May 10 for responses.
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of binary digits in this illustration taken on March 18, 2018.(Reuters)
A 3D-printed Facebook logo is displayed in front of binary digits in this illustration taken on March 18, 2018.(Reuters)

Cambodian man kills ex-wife, then commits suicide live on Facebook

Reuters, Phnom Penh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 02:42 PM IST
Ra Chhay Rath, 21, killed his former wife at a school on Thursday then went to the nearby Tsubasa bridge, in Kandal province, and jumped into the Mekong river. Only the suicide was broadcast, police said.
The nameplate of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica is seen in central London on March 21, 2018.(REUTERS)
The nameplate of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica is seen in central London on March 21, 2018.(REUTERS)

Cambridge Analytica denies using data of Indians, govt to seek clarification: Report

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 07:58 PM IST
After contradictory replies from the two companies on potential data breach of Indian users, the government now plans to seek additional clarification from them, sources said.
Christopher Wylie, a whistle-blower who formerly worked with Cambridge Analytica, speaks at the Frontline Club in London, Britain.(REUTERS)
Christopher Wylie, a whistle-blower who formerly worked with Cambridge Analytica, speaks at the Frontline Club in London, Britain.(REUTERS)

British lawmakers publish evidence from Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 07:45 PM IST
Christopher Wylie, who worked for Cambridge Analytica, alleges that the data was used to help to build profiles on American voters and build support for Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
In this April 18, 2017, file photo, people speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, California.(AP)
In this April 18, 2017, file photo, people speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, California.(AP)

Cambridge Analytica gets Indian govt notice in Facebook data breach case

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 08:39 PM IST
The government seeks Cambridge Analytica’s response by March 31 on whether it is involved in the misuse of data to profile Indians and influence their voting behaviour.
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica.(AFP Photo)
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica.(AFP Photo)

Cambridge Analytica: The firm that ‘stole’ data from Facebook to predict, influence voters’ outcome

Agence France-Presse, London | By Agence France-Presse, London
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 07:43 AM IST
Cambridge Analytica stole information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles in the tech giant’s biggest-ever data breach, to help them design software to predict and influence voters’ choices at the ballot box. The firm was hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
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