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Social media giants to be forced to reveal scale of cyber bullying on their sites: Companies will be told to publish …

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet.

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will tomorrow unveil a new ‘internet safety strategy’ to ensure web firms face up to their responsibilities on trolling and cyberbullying.

As part of the strategy, social media companies will for the first time be told to publish how many complaints they get each year about abuse – and what proportion of abusive messages are actually taken down.

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the Wild West of the internet

Facebook and Twitter will be told to reveal the true scale of online hate as part of a major crackdown on the

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India: Right to Privacy: The Next Step Supreme Court on Data Privacy on Social Media

What is Data Privacy?

Data privacy is suitably defined as the appropriate use of data. When companies and merchants use data or information that is provided or entrusted to them, the data should be used according to the agreed purposes.[1] The necessity of maintaining strict data privacy is applicable most stringently to collected personal information, such as medical records, financial data, criminal records, political records, business related information or website data, but in an age when most personal information is voluntarily shared and accessible over broad-based social media platforms, the stringency of data privacy has become more relevant than ever in the context of shared personal data.

Why is Data Privacy Important?

With systematized digitisation of data, and modes of communications and transactions transitioning online, users are obliged to divulge personal details at every step in order to avail essential services. All of this information gets stored in huge databanks, reservoirs of the

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Social media ‘impeding’ children’s social, emotional growth, says advocate

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A candlelight vigil at the White Meadow Lake Country Club for Mallory Grossman on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mallory Grossman was a 12-year-old student at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway who died by suicide after being bullied.
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Social media is “absolutely impeding” children’s social and emotional growth, said a cyber safety advocate this week. 

“Knowing what everyone is doing every second is not healthy,” founder of Don’t Press Send, Inc., Katie Schumacher said. “Comparing yourself to other people all the time is not healthy and chasing that ‘Like’ is not healthy.” 

Schumacher will spread her message to

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Social-change platform Pixhug fights cyber-bullying and hate speech by sponsoring "A Common Good Project"

VANCOUVER and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Pixhug, an online social-change platform that turns “slacktivism” into activism, is supporting National Bullying Prevention Month by sponsoring “A Common Good Project” (ACGP), a non-profit that combats online abuse, hate-speech, and bullying.

Pixhug is a photo-sharing app that turns social actions such as likes and posts on social platforms into 10-cent donations to charities. Pixhug partners with corporate sponsors who fund the charities, which enables everyone with a smartphone to become a social activist and philanthropist without making a monetary contribution.

“We know that the most active demographic on social media wants to support causes but doesn’t necessarily have the financial means,” Mido DeSanti, Pixhug co-founder, added. “So we built Pixhug to allow them to participate in charitable giving, facilitating random acts of kindness on social media.”

“We are delighted to harness the cyber-power of social media to

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Social-change platform Pixhug fights cyber-bullying and hate speech by sponsoring "A Common Good Project"

Pixhug is a photo-sharing app that turns social actions such as likes and posts on social platforms into 10-cent donations to charities. Pixhug partners with corporate sponsors who fund the charities, which enables everyone with a smartphone to become a social activist and philanthropist without making a monetary contribution.

“We know that the most active demographic on social media wants to support causes but doesn’t necessarily have the financial means,” Mido DeSanti, Pixhug co-founder, added. “So we built Pixhug to allow them to participate in charitable giving, facilitating random acts of kindness on social media.”

“We are delighted to harness the cyber-power of social media to fuel ACGP’s innovative tools to combat cyber-bullying,” added Mia Rajkovic, Pixhug co-founder.

ACGP offers legal support to victims of cyber bullying and will be releasing free software tools to protect individuals from abusive behaviour online. “We are committed to ending the cycle

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Social-change platform Pixhug fights cyber-bullying and hate …

Pixhug is a photo-sharing app that turns social actions such as likes and posts on social platforms into 10-cent donations to charities. Pixhug partners with corporate sponsors who fund the charities, which enables everyone with a smartphone to become a social activist and philanthropist without making a monetary contribution.

“We know that the most active demographic on social media wants to support causes but doesn’t necessarily have the financial means,” Mido DeSanti, Pixhug co-founder, added. “So we built Pixhug to allow them to participate in charitable giving, facilitating random acts of kindness on social media.”

“We are delighted to harness the cyber-power of social media to fuel ACGP’s innovative tools to combat cyber-bullying,” added Mia Rajkovic, Pixhug co-founder.

ACGP offers legal support to victims of cyber bullying and will be releasing free software tools to protect individuals from abusive behaviour online. “We are committed to ending the cycle

Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/social-change-platform-pixhug-fights-cyber-bullying-and-hate-speech-by-sponsoring-a-common-good-project-649110983.html

Delhi And Bengaluru’s Cyber Crime Cells Book Social Media Hate Mongers After Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

The cold-blooded murder of outspoken, anti-establishment journalist Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday, 5 September, expectedly resulted in trolls crawling out of the woodwork and spouting the most despicable comments on social media platforms.

According to a report in The News Minute, on Wednesday, Bengaluru’s Cyber Crime Police arrested a Malli Arjun, an unemployed 22-year-old man who came to the city two months ago in search of a job, for putting up several defamatory Facebook posts,

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/09/08/delhi-and-bengalurus-cyber-crime-cells-book-social-media-hate-mongers-after-gauri-lankeshs-murder_a_23201417/

Delhi And Bengaluru’s Cyber Crime Cells Book Social Media Hate …

The cold-blooded murder of outspoken, anti-establishment journalist Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday, 5 September, expectedly resulted in trolls crawling out of the woodwork and spouting the most despicable comments on social media platforms.

According to a report in The News Minute, on Wednesday, Bengaluru’s Cyber Crime Police arrested a Malli Arjun, an unemployed 22-year-old man who came to the city two months ago in search of a job, for putting up several defamatory Facebook posts,

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/09/08/delhi-and-bengalurus-cyber-crime-cells-book-social-media-hate-mongers-after-gauri-lankeshs-murder_a_23201417/

Social media companies should act on bullying, say majority of young users

Despite the findings, 60 per cent of young people said social media had a positive effect on their friendships.

Sarah Brennan, chief executive of YoungMinds, said: “Young people must feel safe online, and more needs to be done to prevent and respond to cyber bullying when it happens.

“But we’re also excited to see how this inquiry can work with social media companies to find innovative ways to promote mental health among young people, empowering them to understand how to respond to what they see online and cope with the pressures that social media brings.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849705/social-media-bullying-companies-should-act-young-users

Cyber bullying: Social media companies should do more, say young …

Despite the findings, 60 per cent of young people said social media had a positive effect on their friendships.

Sarah Brennan, chief executive of YoungMinds, said: “Young people must feel safe online, and more needs to be done to prevent and respond to cyber bullying when it happens.

“But we’re also excited to see how this inquiry can work with social media companies to find innovative ways to promote mental health among young people, empowering them to understand how to respond to what they see online and cope with the pressures that social media brings.”

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/849705/social-media-bullying-companies-should-act-young-users