To Fix Fake News on Social Media, High Time We Understand Yellow Journalism

To Fix Fake News on Social Media, High Time We Understand Yellow Journalism

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Yellow journalism did not come out of thin air. It was practiced from a long time and has been very abstractly understood. Yellow journalism or the yellow press is a type of journalism that presents no legal well-researched news and uses eye-catchy headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques vary from exaggerations of news events and sensationalism. Yellow press newspapers mean having daily multi-column front page headlines covering a variety of topics using bold layouts, heavy reliance on unnamed sources and shameless self-promotion. Yellow journalism is actually a way of getting more viewers with minimum efforts. In the ideal media scenario, the news must be something happening from around the world about which the public should know. Not only the news but also all aspects of it that affect the masses.…
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How Not To Be Hacked!

How Not To Be Hacked!

Online Safety
Probably the most important skill of our Digital times. Though to be safe, we need to know the dangers. Here is one of the simplest ways to Hack someone via Phishing a noun meaning: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online. How does it work, you get an email from Gmail, looking like this, claiming someone has tried to login from a funny country who’s capital you are unsure of and urges you to change the password. You being a swift netizen follow the link and do as required, only not realizing that this was a mail sent by a hacker, Because the real mail from Gmail looks…
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Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Online Safety
Pretty much when you have figured out how to manage diapers you need to get started on How to explain the Internet. Yup gone are the days when Parents were the encyclopedia. Now we have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and whether you like it or not, your kids will access it. And they should, considering the internet has become an integral part of today’s society. Social media platforms are the new hangouts for kids, that where they meet and greet their friends, plus its also an ocean of information. For parents the online spaces have to be pretty much like offline spaces, where one allows kids to venture out, make discoveries, yet informs and enables them to stay safe. Though to be able to this, Parents need to build their own…
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The Indian #CyberCrime Dangal!

The Indian #CyberCrime Dangal!

Online Safety
India is exploring how to use Social Media as a policing solution. Recently many events of communal violence have been blamed on rumors and fake news spread through various digital platforms. The fast and furious nature of the cyber space, requires swiftness on the side of the legal machinery and a positive coordinated effort with the platforms during the time of crisis. Highly recommends going through: Social Media and Police in India Behavior Perceptions Challenges Of course our Police force is under tremendous pressure from the political leaders to increase surveillance on Social Media. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, recently asked state police of Rajasthan to keep a close eye on social media activities. Internet and social media are a reality of our times, and we need to understand this medium…
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Twitter @Safety Check!

Twitter @Safety Check!

Online Safety
Indian headlines have been dominated by Twitter hacks. There are many theories about how it was done. Some blame it on Anonymous, some on a disgruntled employee, others just leave it to fate. Well here are some basic steps to keep your Twitter account safe. Please keep two separate emails, one for your recovery, the other for your usual communication. Ensures we keep our login details private. Set a strong password, using your name, date of birth, phone number, is usually a very bad idea. Set a dual verification system, its simple visit Happy tweeting folks.
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