EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani said the digital revolution has turned social media platforms into a barometer of a state’s legitimacy.
EghtesadOnline: The number of Iranians using social media platforms reached 47 million in 2018 indicating an 18% year-on-year increase.
EghtesadOnline: Unpaid loans of knowledge-based companies until December 21 amounted to a staggering 70.1 trillion rials ($535 million), Central Bank of Iran data shows. The development has triggered social media frenzy.
EghtesadOnline: Every Iranian over the age of 15 on average every day spends 64 minutes on social media platforms, the Statistical Center of Iran says in a report.
EghtesadOnline: Despite rumors on social media regarding closure of Iranian bank accounts in Oman, the head of Iran-Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce Mohsen Zarabi has said that no Iranian bank account has been closed in the neighboring sultanate.
EghtesadOnline: Local authorities are set to introduce stricter regulations on advertising healthcare products and services through social media platforms, with the aim of squeezing out providers of unreliable ads.
EghtesadOnline: Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to ensure that the good outweighs the bad.
EghtesadOnline: The Senate Intelligence Committee expects representatives of Facebook Inc. to testify at a public hearing examining Russia’s use of social media to influence last year’s U.S. presidential election.
EghtesadOnline: About two-thirds of American adults are getting “at least some of their news on social media” with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Center survey this week.
EghtesadOnline: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites — the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank — with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity" or the "social fabric."