‘Social Media in News’ covers all the latest news related to popular social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp, important for competitive exams.
Here is the latest social media-related news of 2022, check it out.
Only important ones which are important for the competitive exams are covered in this section
‘Twitter’ in News
▪ Blue tick, recently seen in the news, is a premium service provided by the popular microblogging (combination of blogging and social media) site Twitter.
▪ Recently, social media platform Twitter has launched a new feature “Circles”.
▪ Tesla CEO Elon Musk will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, the social media company he just bought for $44 billion.
▪ Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer to have 50 million followers on Twitter.
▪ Samiran Gupta has been appointed to head public policy for Twitter in India.
▪ Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called Web 5.0.
‘Facebook’ in News
▪ Facebook-parent Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as its new head and vice president of its India business.
▪ Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has partnered with Facebook’s parent company Meta to support five lakh women-led small businesses across India.
‘Instagram’ in News
▪ Instagram has announced a new campaign called the ‘Take a Break’ concept in all countries including India.
Take a Break will alert users scrolling on Instagram to periodically take breaks from the platform and focus on other things.
▪ Instagram alternative Rossgram was launched by Russia after Instagram stopped its operation in Russia due to Russia Ukraine war.
‘WhatsApp’ in News
▪ Recently, Kerala High Court ruled that admins of WhatsApp groups are not liable for objectionable posts made by group members.
▪ Kerala Tourism has launched a 24×7 WhatsApp chatbot ‘Maya’, which will provide virtual assistance to Tourists to access information and updates about the tourism ecosystem in the state by just sending a ‘Hi’ to the WhatsApp no. 7510512345, or by scanning a QR code to access the service.
▪ WhatsApp mobile application has launched the SMBS Sathi Utsav initiative to help small businesses by helping them to adopt digital mediums.
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