Facebook Details Steps to Help India Battle Covid-19 Wave

Facebook shared details on its response to the wave of Covid-19 that has been taking its toll on India. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this week that the company is teaming up with organizations including Hemkunt Foundation, I Am Gurgaon, Project Mumbai, Swasth, United Way and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to distribute $10 million in…

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India ordered Facebook and Twitter to remove posts criticizing its poor handling of the pandemic

India is currently amid a dangerous coronavirus wave with more than 300,000 cases registered every 24 hours for the past several days. Social media timelines are filled with requests for oxygen, hospital beds, and medicines. In the national capital, New Delhi, hospitals have had to knock on the door of judicial courts to request government assistance in procuring supplies of oxygen. Adults over the age of 18 will be able to get their first shot of vaccine only starting next month. While the world was watching all of this unfold, India ordered social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to remove more…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

Facebook is now testing Reels…because how else will it beat TikTok?

When TikTok was banned in India last June, Instagram jumped on the short video bandwagon very quickly and launched Reels. The company rolled out the feature globally in August 2020. Now, its parent company Facebook is integrating Reels in the blue app. The firm is testing the feature in India by giving access to select creators to share Reels they created on Instagram to the Facebook app. If they share the short video, it’ll have their Instagram handle attached to it. Plus, these users will also get the ability to create short videos using Facebook’s own tools. While this is… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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