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The splinternet — mankind’s fight over the internet

Is the splinternet coming — or is it already upon us? The splinternet is the idea that the internet “splinters” into several different internets that aren’t connected to each other in any meaningful way. “The splinternet (also referred to as cyber-balkanization or internet balkanization) is a characterization of the Internet as splintering and dividing due to various factors, such as technology, commerce, politics, nationalism, religion, and divergent national interests.” Source: Wikipedia...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Net Neutrality, Washington, North Korea, Big Data, China, Wikipedia, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Pr, Information Technology


What happened to J. Walter Thompson, the world's oldest ad agency

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 30. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Inside ad agency J. Walter Thompson's rise and fall, which digital media companies could get acquired next, and Fox News' Trump backlash. Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images The rise and fall of J. Walter Thompso...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Joe Biden, Digital Media, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Donald Trump, WPP, Trump, HuffPost, NewsMax, Lara


New UK tech regulator to limit power of Google and Facebook

Alok Sharma says dominance of a few big companies hurts innovation and curtails customer choiceA new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers.Under the plans, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will gain a dedicated Digital Markets Unit, empowered to write and enforce a new code of practice on technology compa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, UK News, Regulators, Digital Media, Competition And Markets Authority, Google Facebook, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Alok Sharma, Digital Markets Unit


Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 23. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up, Bain & Co.'s bet on marketing, and Sports Illustrated-branded CBD cream. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage takes part in a BuzzFeed News and Facebook live EU referendum debate o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nordstrom, Hbo, UK, Media, Buzzfeed, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Eu, Larry Page, Digital Media, Nigel Farage, New York Times, Sergey Brin


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


Tech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformation

Facebook, Twitter and Google part of working group targeting false claims about vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFacebook, Twitter and Google are working with a coalition of governments including the UK and Canada to fight misinformation and conspiracy theories around Covid vaccinations.Formed by the British fact-checking charity Full Fact, the new working group will aim to set cross-platform standards for tackling misinformation – as well as how to hold organi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, Technology, Social Networking, Internet, Canada, Digital Media, Vaccines and immunisation, Facebook Twitter, Coronavirus


Onion-style Arabic satirical news website launches English edition

Al-Hudood (the Limits) has attracted ire of authorities in Middle East since 2013 A groundbreaking Arabic satirical news site that skewers the Middle East’s politicians and pieties – dodging the ire of hostile governments and their online supporters – has launched an English language edition.Al-Hudood (the Limits), with deadpan headlines reminiscent of the US publication the Onion, has rankled authorities in the Arab world since launching in 2013. It gives new audiences a taste of groundbreaking...
Tags: Media, US, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Middle East and North Africa, Digital Media, Middle East


Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Peiter Zatko’s appointment follows mass attack on social media platform in JulyTwitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July.The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Zatko is better known as Mudge, his handle for more than 20 years of operation on both sides of the information security arena. ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, US news, Hacking, Digital Media, Data and computer security, Mudge, Peiter Zatko, JulyTwitter, Stripe Zatko


Days after getting administrative control, I&B ministry tells digital media to comply with FDI norms by October 2021

Digital news outlets have until October 15, 2021 to reduce their foreign investments to 26%, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting announced on Monday. Additionally, these companies have one month to share details of their foreign investors to ministry. This is a part of the government’s enforcement of the 26% cap on foreign investments, which was notified in September 2019. The development comes just days after digital news media and streaming services were brought under the administrative...
Tags: Travel, News, US, Companies, Digital Media, Fdi, Siddharth Varadarajan, Medianama, Foreign Direct Investment, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Online content regulation, Ministry Of Information and Boradcasting, Department of Promotion of Industry


Facebook, QAnon and the world's slackening grip on reality

The coronavirus pandemic has left us living more and more of our lives online. But the place where we chat with friends, get our news and form our opinions is full of vile and dangerous conspiracy theories. Is the world’s biggest social network doing enough to combat them?As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, family and colleagues. Before the Covid-19 outbrea...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, World news, US news, Britain, Digital Media, Philip, Rachel, QAnon


How 2020 transformed big tech: the story of Facebook, QAnon and the world’s slackening grip on reality

The coronavirus pandemic has left us living more and more of our lives online. But the place where we chat with friends, get our news and form our opinions is full of vile and dangerous conspiracy theories. Is the world’s biggest social network doing enough to combat them?As with many others in Britain, lockdown hit Rachel and her husband, Philip, hard. Almost overnight, the couple, both in their early 50s, found themselves cut off from friends, family and colleagues. Before the Covid-19 outbrea...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, World news, US news, Britain, Digital Media, Philip, Rachel, QAnon, Facebook QAnon


'Nobody can block it': how the Telegram app fuels global protest

The controversial messaging app has moved huge crowds on the streets of Belarus. But who is its secretive puppet master? One Sunday in August, two weeks after Belarus’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared an implausibly decisive victory in presidential elections, I joined a crowd of around 100,000 people as it moved through central Minsk. Protest in Belarus was no longer the domain of a few hundred hardy opposition figures, and the homemade placards many people carried illustrated...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Media, Activism, Social Media, Encryption, Digital Media, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Minsk Protest


WhatsApp now lets users send disappearing messages

Feature on Facebook-owned app is designed to help people cut their digital footprintWhatsApp will soon have a disappearing message feature, designed to enable users of the chat app to cut down on their digital footprint.Once the update, which is rolling out from Thursday, hits phones, users will be able to set an option for each individual chat they are in – whether one-on-one or a group – to delete messages automatically seven days after they have been sent. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Social Networking, UK News, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Technology sector


#NAMA: What changes the music industry and artists would like to see in the Copyright Act

“Today if you are paying two people [royalties on music they worked on], under the law there could be potentially six people who ought to be compensated for this exploitation,” said Rahul Ajatshatru of Ajatshatru Chambers. But, he said, there are many more people involved in a song’s creation that may be entitled to royalties, but are not receiving them. The music industry has undergone significant changes since the last time the Copyright Act was amended. Speakers at MediaNama’s discussion on C...
Tags: Travel, Music, News, India, America, Copyright, Digital Media, New Delhi, Delhi High Court, British High Commission, PPL, Netflix Facebook, Bombay High Court, Medianama, Nama, Surendran


Joe Rogan hosts Alex Jones on Spotify podcast despite ban

Interview with conspiracy theorist leaves streaming service in awkward positionJoe Rogan, Spotify’s biggest podcast star, has left the platform in an awkward position after conducting a lengthy interview with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist banned by Swedish streaming company for producing “hate content”.Rogan, the libertarian host of the long-running and wildly popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast, uploaded a three-hour discussion on Tuesday featuring Jones, the founder of the conspiracy si...
Tags: Spotify, Technology, Media, Internet, UK News, Digital Media, Podcasting, Digital music and audio, The far right, Jones, Alex Jones, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Rogan Spotify


Event Announcement: Copyright and Digital Media; Oct 30 #Ad

MediaNama invites you to apply to attend an online discussion on potential reworking of the Copyright Act, taking into account emerging issues related to the digital age. Date: October 30, 2020 (Friday) Time: 2:00 PM Venue: Link for the online session will be shared with confirmed participants The Copyright Office of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is seeking comments from the industry on amendments to the Copyright Act, kee...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, News, Digital Media, John Doe, Medianama, NAMA announcements, Intellectual Property Appellate, Copyright Digital Piracy Copyright


AITA? How a Reddit forum posed the defining question of our age

Every day, people leave their quandaries on the Reddit website – asking others to judge whether they were in the wrong. As religion wanes, are we crowdsourcing our ethics?First of all, you need to picture the sandwich.This was a 6ft-long party sub from a local deli, with loaves of bread braided together to make one super-sandwich – nearly twice the standard width, and loaded with fillings. It would have comfortably fed 20 to 25 people, and there were far fewer coming over to watch the fight. Con...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, Ethics, Digital Media, Reddit, Philosophy, Aita


Govt publishes ‘clarification’ on 26% FDI in digital news media

News aggregators will have one year to make sure that their foreign direct investment doesn’t exceed 26%, the government said in a “clarification” issued on Friday. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade had last August announced a 26% FDI limit for digital media (which is the limit of foreign ownership that print media companies are subject to). But it did not clarify what digital media constituted. Now, this is what it has to offer: “The decision of permitting 26% FDI thro...
Tags: Travel, News, Youtube, India, Information and Broadcasting, US, Digital Media, News Corp, News Aggregators, Hindustan Times, Fdi, Siddharth Varadarajan, Prakash Javadekar, Dailyhunt, Amit Khare, Digital News Publishers Association


Biden article row shows how US election is testing Facebook and Twitter

Online giants felt forced to take unprecedented action as they struggle with role during divisive presidential battle Mere hours after the publication of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, both Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented action to restrict distribution of the post.Facebook, a company spokesman revealed, had immediately begun to “reduce its distribution on our platform”, altering how the company’s recommendation algorithm would normally react to such a viral...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York Post, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, US, Social Media, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Digital Media, Biden


Wiring your website with the correct colours

Has a website ever elicited a specific emotion from you? Sometimes it doesn’t even have to do with the words or imagery you’re looking at — you just feel a certain way looking at the site. Emotions are powerful. Effective marketing often relies on tapping into an emotional response. And there are many different factors involved in creating the response you’re looking for from your website, including the colours you use. The connection between colours and emotions in websites and design is fascin...
Tags: Marketing, Target Audience, Website, Digital Media, Emotions, Websites, Communications, Branding, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Communicatto, Digital Media Strategy, Website Optimization, Colour Palette


YouTube more representative of Britain than television, says UK boss

Site offers diverse material that traditional media do not, says Ben McOwen WilsonYouTube’s UK boss has said his platform is more representative of modern Britain than broadcasters such as the BBC, saying that television channels are falling behind because they do not provide material that speaks directly to all parts of the country.The Google-owned video service is on the cusp of overtaking the BBC as the dominant media source for 16- to 34-year-olds in the UK, with the average adult internet u...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Television, Media, Internet, Youtube, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Britain, Digital Media, Television & radio, Ben McOwen WilsonYouTube


The Bollywood star, a suicide … and an online witch-hunt across India

Lurid speculation about the death of Rhea Chakraborty’s actor boyfriend has become a media obsession It was a muted finale to a saga that has rivalled the wildest movie storylines. On Wednesday, the Bollywood star Rhea Chakraborty stepped out of the Byculla women’s prison in Mumbai, released on bail after 28 days in jail.Over the previous four months, she had been vilified in a media spectacle that became a national obsession in India. She was accused of playing a role in the death of her boyfri...
Tags: Media, Film, India, Social Media, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Digital Media, Mumbai, Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty


‘Influencers are being taken advantage of’: the social media stars turning to unions

The influencer industry is worth billions – but Instagram and YouTube content creators are often exploited. What happens when a personal brand joins a union?Amy Hart earned her 1.2 million Instagram and 99,000 Twitter followers by appearing on 2019’s Love Island, where she had her heart broken while wearing a denim minidress. Like many of the show’s former stars, she is now an influencer: she tells fans where to buy clothes, makeup, even teeth like hers. But on 12 May this year, Hart influenced ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Unions, Youtube, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Trade unions, Karl Marx, Ba, British Airways, Hart, Love Island


Digital Media and Marketing Industry Buoyant with Revenues and Wages Predicted to Increase

64% expect revenue to be up over the next twelve months 61% furloughed no staff and 81% who furloughed saying all or most will return 73% believe wages will increase or remain the same London, UK: The digital media and marketing industry remains confident despite the pandemic’s impact, with 64% predicting revenue to increase over […] The post Digital Media and Marketing Industry Buoyant with Revenues and Wages Predicted to Increase appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, Digital Media, Press Releases, Online Media, Digital Marketing, London UK, Digital Media Industry, Ad & Media Strategies, Digital Intelligence, Bluestripe Group, Digital Media Wages, Digital Media and Marketing Industry Buoyant


Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds

Cyberstalking, body shaming and being sent explicit content among issues highlighted by Plan InternationalMost girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey.More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or abused online. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Gender, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Women, Social Media, World news, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Global development, Tiktok


Commons Twitter account banned from tweeting vote results

Tory MPs argued a tweet on a trade bill amendment in July broke impartiality rulesThe House of Commons Twitter account has been banned from tweeting the results of votes after Tory MPs complained it was breaking impartiality rules when one tweet went viral, the Guardian has learned.Set up in 2012, the Commons account has been used to inform the public about procedures and policies of the House, share information about upcoming events and debates, and post the outcome of divisions. Continue readi...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Conservatives, UK News, Digital Media, Labour, House, House Of Commons, Trade Policy, House of Commons Twitter


Google to Journalists: Shut Up and Take the Money

After spending the better part of the last decade choking every possible cent from the digital media industry, Google’s finally getting the heat that it deserves. More and more people are realizing the company’s monopoly over digital advertising is one of the culprits behind a staggering number of newsroom layoffs.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Digital Media, Ad Tech, Hush Money, Covid 19


Eddie Redmayne condemns 'vitriol' aimed at JK Rowling after her trans rights comments

Fantastic Beasts star also defends trans friends who face discrimination ‘on a daily basis’Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne has said he is alarmed by the “vitriol” aimed at Harry Potter author JK Rowling after her comments on trans rights, adding the reaction on social media was “absolutely disgusting”.Redmayne was speaking to the Daily Mail during the shoot of the third Fantastic Beasts film, which is produced and co-written by Rowling. He said he had sent her a private note. Continue readi...
Tags: Books, Media, Film, Social Media, Society, Transgender, Culture, Digital Media, Eddie Redmayne, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Redmayne, Rowling He


‘It’s a war on words’: Turks fear new law to muzzle social media giants

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s draconian legislation comes into force this week in a bid to censor free speech onlineWhen a team of 20 police officers demanded to search journalist Oktay Candemir’s flat earlier this month, he feared the worst: members of the Turkish media who are critical of the government are often arrested on spurious terrorism charges, and he has been in trouble several times before.Instead, one of the officers pulled out a phone to remind Candemir of a jokey tweet he had s...
Tags: Censorship, Social Media, Turkey, Digital Media, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Oktay Candemir, Candemir


‘Regulate digital news media before cracking down on TV news’: Govt to Supreme Court

In the ongoing Supreme Court case against Sudarshan News, the central government tipped its hand and revealed that more than cracking down on bigoted content on broadcast media, it is interested in censoring online news media. In an filed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) before the apex court, the government said it wants the court to lay down guidelines for “web based digital media” before laying down guidelines for mainstream electronic and print media. MIB argued that u...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Censorship, Digital, Digital Media, Nba, Parliament, Khan, Home Ministry, Digital News, Prakash Javadekar, NBF, Sikri, Online News, Sudarshan TV