Now pesky mobile ads?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/02/2012

Facebook ads were only seen on computers but now Facebook will start showing ads to users on their mobile phones as well. They are supposed to begin next month. So far Facebook has done a good job of displaying ads on computers without annoying users but mobile advertising could prove be tough. The growing market of mobile internet is being seen as the reason for this step taken by Facebook. (FT, ET)

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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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