Articles by: Prabir Purkayastha

Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?

Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?

Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision. On October 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a new company brand, Meta, at the annual Facebook Connect event. According to Facebook, “Meta… brings together our apps and technologies under one[Read More…]

by 11/11/2021 Comments are Disabled World
How Facebook’s Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content

How Facebook’s Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content

Facebook has been in the limelight for two issues of late—both damaging from the company’s perspective, but in terms of public interest, each has its own level of usefulness. The news item with less long-term significance but more sensational media appeal is that what was supposed to be a small configuration change took Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down for a few hours[Read More…]

by 16/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?

What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?

The recent Quad leaders meeting in the White House on September 24 appears to have shifted focus away from its original framing as a security dialogue between four countries, the United States, India, Japan and Australia. Instead, the United States seems to be moving much closer to Australia as a strategic partner and providing it with nuclear submarines. Supplying Australia with U.S. nuclear submarines[Read More…]

by 07/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World