Many countries have now taken up the issue of fake news, malicious content and misuse of the personal data of the users over the social media that create an atmosphere of hatred and fear among the population. This has subsequently led to creation of certain restrictions over the internet. Having being pressure from the United States and the European Union, social media platforms such has Facebook, Twitter has taken up the issue seriously and thus now remove any malicious and unscrupulous content within 24 hours as well as are now improving their standards to ensure any data leak to a third party..
Yet it took the movie world by storm and was featured in the international media like Time and Newsweek magazines and the television media giant CNN. The film was a box office hit and grossed US $250 million beating many of the big budget movies from Hollywood. How was this possible?.
In the six days since we first contacted the CIA and the White House, at no time did they indicate that broadcasting this report would jeopardize lives or operations on the ground. ABC News management gave them the repeated opportunity to make whatever objection they wanted to regarding our report. They chose not to.
Snowflakes are seen on the grille and emblem of a Volkswagen car in Warsaw, Poland December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper PempelThe late evening China Central Television (CCTV) show named and shamed the German carmaker for engine defects with its Touareg SUV, prompting an apology from the company as it looked to salve consumer concerns in the world largest auto market.sincerely apologise again for any inconvenience and concern this issue may have caused our customers, Volkswagen said in a statement, adding it had already filed a recall plan in China related to the issue.The show, known as in reference to global consumer rights day on March 15, has snagged a number of major names.Volkswagen itself has been targeted before in 2015 for overselling repairs and spare parts to drivers and in 2013 over a gearbox transmission issue.China bike sharing industry, which has boomed since 2016 backed by huge venture capital funding, was also criticised on the show after a number of smaller firms went under and failed to pay back deposits to users.Companies are, however, becoming more savvy at deflecting criticism, with public relations teams set up in advance to respond if they are targeted.definitely tougher now to do this show. Many firms start taking precautionary measures half a year in advance, said a person close to the show, who declined to be identified as he was not permitted to speak to the media.However, while the two hour evening show, an eclectic mix of undercover reports and song and dance, has lost some of its bite, companies and PR firms were not letting their guard down.have to take precautionary measures in advance and be on high alert, said Guan Huizhu, Shanghai director of public relations firm Allison Partners.And of late, Beijing has grown increasingly bold at grilling firms not just over issues of quality and safety, but also behaviour that it sees as clashing with the ruling party socialist values.have the right under the law to be respected, said Chen Yinjiang, deputy secretary general of China Consumer Protection Law Society.The person close to the show added CCTV reporting teams would start undercover investigations around October and that the process was very secretive to avoid the names of targets being leaked.Reporting by Pei Li and Norihiko Shirouzu in Beijing and Adam Jourdan in Shanghai; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Mark Potter..