How Reliance Jio Platforms became India’s biggest telecom network – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Months after India’s richest man launched his telecom network, his chief rival, Sunil Mittal, was already struggling to contain his frustration in the public. That tycoon Mukesh Ambani would try to win subscribers by offering them voice calls for free wasn’t a surprise for anyone, said Mittal at the World Economic Forum in January…

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to Chan Zuckerberg Initiative scientists’ open letter on Trump – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Mark Zuckberg and Priscilla Chan have penned a response to an open letter sent last week by a group of over 140 scientists who are working on projects funded by the Chan Zuckberberg Initiative. The letter, included in full below, expressed concerns about how Facebook manages misinformation and harmful, offensive and discriminatory language toward…

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Platform operators should treat personal media and mass media differently John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the social media of 2020 like we look…

Even scientists funded by Zuckerberg think Facebook is screwing up

[ad_1] Over 140 scientists who have received funding from the philanthropic group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, sent Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday calling the social networking company out for its recent stance on President Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts on police brutality protesters.  “As scientists, we are dedicated to investigating ways to better…

Mark Zuckerberg says ‘Black lives matter’ after defending Trump’s posts

[ad_1] In a lengthy open letter Friday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to not touch a Donald Trump post with racist overtones — before ending with the statement “Black lives matter.”  Zuckerberg didn’t mention Trump by name. But at the weekend, the president posted the words “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”…

Employees, civil rights groups blast Facebook inaction on Trump statements

[ad_1] Enlarge / Thousands of peaceful demonstrators holding banners gather in front of the White House for the fifth consecutive day to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, United States. As…

Giphy nervously assures internet it’s not removing Mark Zuckerberg GIFs

[ad_1] As news broke Friday morning that Facebook had purchased Giphy, the internet spiraled into panic mode about its most valued resource: Mark Zuckerberg GIFs. Would the famously criticism-averse CEO, and proud new owner of a GIF search engine, strip Giphy of the scores of Zuck GIFs that populate its platform? Thankfully, Giphy’s head of…

Facebook Messenger Rooms arrive in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada

[ad_1] It’s the moment at least a couple people have been waiting for: Facebook Messenger Rooms have dropped. Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post Thursday that Messenger Rooms, the social media network’s answer to Zoom, are now available to everyone in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The video chat feature will be also be…

Everything you need to know about universal basic income

[ad_1] Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of pandemic and mass unemployment. Now more than ever, our future depends on whether we can pay the bills. What does the pope have in common with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, extreme free-market economist…