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Facebook and Twitter made the choice to limit links to a brand new York Post article criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday, in a very move that President Donald Trump and conservatives called “censorship.”

In a story titled “Smoking Gun Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Businessman to His Father VP,” the big apple Post reported that he had obtained a computer abandoned by Biden’s son Hunter, linking the previous vice chairman to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where Hunter served as a member.

“So terrible that Facebook and Twitter removed the story from the ‘Smoking Gun’ emails associated with Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Trump campaign issued an announcement saying the emails were proof that Biden “lied to the American people” about his son’s business.

Joe Biden has denied such involvement. Experts also say the allegations are false and questions are raised about the origin of the article.

As the Biden campaign denied that it had known the businessman in question, Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi, Facebook and Twitter placed restrictions on links to the article, saying there have been doubts about its veracity.

“This is a component of our standard process to scale back the spread of misinformation,” said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone. “I want to form it clear that this story is eligible for Facebook’s third-party data verification partners to verify. Meanwhile, we are reducing their distribution on our platform, ”said Stone.

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Twitter said it absolutely was limiting the spread of the article thanks to questions about the “origins of the materials” included within the article.

Users who attempted to share the article received a warning message that their request couldn’t be completed “because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as potentially harmful.” those that tried to click on a link to the article also received a warning.

The big apple Post later reported that his main Twitter account had been blocked because his articles about Biden broke the network’s rules against the “distribution of pirated material.”

Conservatives “condemn censorship”
The personal Twitter account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was also blocked after she shared a link to the story.

“Censorship must be condemned,” she wrote from her government’s Twitter page.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley, in an exceeding letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, said the “seemingly selective” blocking suggests “bias on the part of Facebook,” while the Post called social media “propaganda machines. “in an article.

Hawley cited data showing that employees at Facebook and five other tech companies have donated nearly $ 5 million (€ 4.3 million) to Biden’s campaign and just $ 239,000 to Trump.

The story centered on an April 2015 email, during which Vadym Pozharskyi from Burisma thanks Hunter for inviting him to a gathering in Washington together with his father. However, there was no indication of when the meeting was scheduled or if it happened.

“We have reviewed Joe Biden’s office hours from the instant and no meeting, because the Post alleges, ever befell,” Biden’s campaign said.

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Written by Vardhini Mohan | Updated: September 4, 2020 11:03:02 am

Even with the WhatsApp’s End-to-End encryption, do you think your data is safe? Let’s talk about some known flaws of the app!

Did you know you as a user can receive malware threats via any link or file through Whatsapp?

It can be served to be ad revenue for them and also allows them to send the money back to the hackers. Just try using applications and files from trusted sources to avoid such situations.

Do you depend on personal backed-up messages?

As WhatsApp talks big about its End-to-End encryption, they never mention that this is not the case with the backed up data. 

Also read, Government blocks 118 mobile apps including PUBG Mobile, BAIDU which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India

Media accessibility

Hackers can alter the photos and videos from your media to any extend through Whatsapp. Sounds like Whatsapp isn’t safe after all!

Fake news

This is a huge deal across India and worldwide. Most of the fake news we hear, read, or see is through WhatsApp. Even if WhatsApp is trying to forbid the amount of forwards possible per forwarded text, it kind of makes no difference after all.

Do you enjoy posting WhatsApp status? 

The status you post is not private. I mean, anyone in your contact can see it unless you specifically forbid the unwanted ones voluntarily.

Hacking 

This is known to be a difficult and rare situation but it is possible. Hackers can hack your WhatsApp through WhatsApp web or in case you have logged in your WhatsApp through others’ phones, pc, etc.

Facebook

In the recent past, as everyone knows, Facebook bought Whatsapp and we can post data on WhatsApp that can be posted on Facebook. But, the recent privacy policy does not tell in detail about all the details available to Facebook through WhatsApp like our phone number last seen, maybe even texts. 

Think before you use it. If it is too extremely necessary for you, avoid it completely to stay safe.

Also read, PUBG Alternatives – 5 Other Awesome Battle Games to Play Online

                                                              

Google gives the biggest investment commitment to India amid china investment freeze

With previous big investments from American based companies like Facebook( $5.7bn), Amazon($1bn), Netflix($0.4bn), Google lead by Sundar Pichai joins the list of the biggest investors for India.

With a video call between CEO Sundar Pichai and Prime Minister Narendra Modi this announcement was made.

Its’ the largest commitment by a major global technology firm to the country.

“We’ll do this through a mix of equity investments, partnerships, and operational, infrastructure, and ecosystem investments,” said Madurai-born CEO Sundar Pichai.

The tech Giants investment is focused in four areas

  • Affordable access of information in local languages.
  • Building new products for India.
  • Digitizing Businesses.
  • Applying Artificial intelligence and Technology in health, education, and agriculture.

After the conversation Prime Minister tweeted, “We spoke on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters, and entrepreneurs”

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Reactions among Indian tech leaders

Mohandas Pai, chairman of Aarin Capital said “Such Investments are welcome but we need data privacy law, data sovereignty law, and data residency law. We should be careful that the investment does not increase Google’s digital monopoly in India”

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Infosys Co- founder Kris Gopalakrishnan also highlighted the issue of digital monopolies in a market like India.

Union Minister Prasad said that Google’s commitment is a big boost to India’s target of becoming a $1 trillion digital economy and can help with the initiative of building one lakh digital villages.

It seems very strange yet so satisfying when we talk to someone who is miles away on social media and share our deep thoughts with them but not feeling comfortable sharing the same thoughts to the known ones. Social Media has always been one engaging platform for those who love to make new friends across this globe, love to update their feeds by posting pictures and to learn every day something new.

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It has successfully connected strangers through its platform but somewhere affected badly the real-life relations too. It made people trust easily on strangers but having trust-issues with their own parents. So many people are unhappy in their respective lives just because they don’t have many followers on their social media accounts or their posts don’t get a satisfactory amount of likes unlike their relatives, friends, etc.

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Connecting the reel-ones at the cost of Real-ones

People have stopped caring to sit with their family members in their free time now rather they are now more concerned to talk to their online friends and update their feed. Where Social Media is connecting different people of different tribes, different countries, different opinions but only at the cost of disconnecting them with their real-life known ones.

Social media people disconnecting
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Several people have lost their lives being a victim to social trafficking and trolling. It’s the only purpose was to make people feel more connected, happier, more successful, and to be updated but it was never to be made as a 24/7 addiction to almost every youngster and elders now.

Stay within the Limit

Anything be it social media should be used up to a limit, people should limit themselves to only enjoy being on social media not by developing a serious addiction towards it where they don’t find a way back to their normal lives and have an abnormal fear of not being updated on that virtual social media world.