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Debating political ads on social media is Facebook, Twitter's way to derail issue; what's needed is legislation, not bans
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Debating political ads on social media is Facebook, Twitter's way to derail issue; what's needed is legislation, not bans

The advertising model and opaque ad-targeting of these platforms ends up undermining trust in political advertising itself.

Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'
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Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'

'The internet has become such a central part of our lives. It opens up opportunities for work, creativity, entertainment and friendship', said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Nigel Farage announces he will not stand in December's UK General Election, unveils hundreds of Brexit Party candidates
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Nigel Farage announces he will not stand in December's UK General Election, unveils hundreds of Brexit Party candidates

Nigel Farage unveiled hundreds of Brexit Party candidates for Britain's general election, and warned the governing Conservatives that the UK will never leave the EU without his party's backing.

Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will contest against Conservatives in every seat unless Boris Johnson drops EU divorce deal
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Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will contest against Conservatives in every seat unless Boris Johnson drops EU divorce deal

Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage opened his UK election campaign on Friday by telling Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat unless Johnson drops his EU divorce deal

Donald Trump hits out at Democrats for formalising impeachment inquiry, calls it 'an attack on democracy itself'
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Donald Trump hits out at Democrats for formalising impeachment inquiry, calls it 'an attack on democracy itself'

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats in the House for their vote this week formalizing the impeachment inquiry into his conduct, calling it 'an attack on democracy itself.'

Britain defends Brexit deal after Donald Trump claims 'we can't make a deal with UK', issues trade warning
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Britain defends Brexit deal after Donald Trump claims 'we can't make a deal with UK', issues trade warning

Boris Johnson's office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement

UK Election 2019: Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin their campaigns today
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UK Election 2019: Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin their campaigns today

Conservative Party's Johnson and Labour's Corbyn will join other political leaders in fanning out around the country ahead of a 12 December election

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly election results show BJP has done well, spurious narrative-makers have suffered setback
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Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly election results show BJP has done well, spurious narrative-makers have suffered setback

To see Maharashtra and Haryana election results as a 'punishment' for the BJP when the saffron unit emerged as the single-largest party in both the states and is set to retain power in both defying the iron rule of anti-incumbency in Indian politics is to deliberately misread the verdict and interpret it through the prism of confirmation bias

NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'
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NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'

The NCP wrote to the Maharashtra State Election Commission seeking an order to stop internet services within a three-kilometre radius of every poll booth and strong room in the poll-bound state.

Congress announces two candidates for bypolls in MP's Jhabua, Odisha's Bijepur; BJP holds discussions with local party workers
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Congress announces two candidates for bypolls in MP's Jhabua, Odisha's Bijepur; BJP holds discussions with local party workers

The Congress on Wednesday fielded former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria as its candidate for the upcoming assembly bypoll in Jhabua-ST constituency in Madhya Pradesh and Dilip Kumar Panda from Bijepur assembly constituency in Odisha

Maharashtra, Haryana election 2019: Farmer suicides, corruption, joblessness to be top Congress agenda in upcoming Assembly polls
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Maharashtra, Haryana election 2019: Farmer suicides, corruption, joblessness to be top Congress agenda in upcoming Assembly polls

The Congress on Saturday said it will raise suicides by farmers and "pro-people" issues such as corruption and loss of jobs in the Assembly polls next month, that the governments in Maharashtra and Haryana are trying to deflect.

CPI, Trinamool Congress, NCP defend 'national party' status before EC, seek opportunity to improve electoral performance
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CPI, Trinamool Congress, NCP defend 'national party' status before EC, seek opportunity to improve electoral performance

The parties had appeared before the commission for a personal hearing on Monday. The Election Commission had earlier issued them notices asking why their 'national party' status should not be revoked following their performance in the Lok Sabha election.

Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit to meet tomorrow to initiate process for organisational polls, says state election in-charge
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Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit to meet tomorrow to initiate process for organisational polls, says state election in-charge

'The election process will start on Thursday and the entire exercise will take about four months' said state election in-charge S Varinderjeet Singh

Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi over high expenses during LS polls, urges him to call all-party meet
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Mamata Banerjee writes to Narendra Modi over high expenses during LS polls, urges him to call all-party meet

In her letter to Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee said, 'The time has come for government funding of elections, which is the norm today in 65 countries in the world.'

After Rahul Gandhi, Congress can redefine how political parties are run in India by choosing next leader on merit
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After Rahul Gandhi, Congress can redefine how political parties are run in India by choosing next leader on merit

In India, tickets to Lok Sabha elections are given out without a voting process like the American primaries or the UK hustings. The same is the case for Assembly and corporation elections. There is no transparency in how tickets to Rajya Sabha are given in any party.

Narendra Modi to set up committee to give suggestions on 'one nation, one election', says Rajnath Singh
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Narendra Modi to set up committee to give suggestions on 'one nation, one election', says Rajnath Singh

Addressing mediapersons after the all-party meeting on the issue, Singh said most parties supported the idea of holding simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Constitutional amendment fixing tenure of Houses necessary to implement ‘one nation, one election’, says ex-CEC
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Constitutional amendment fixing tenure of Houses necessary to implement ‘one nation, one election’, says ex-CEC

Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy Tuesday said the 'one nation one election' idea cannot be put into practice without a Constitutional amendment providing for fixed tenure for legislatures.

Climate change narratives in society is important to make people aware of the crisis
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Climate change narratives in society is important to make people aware of the crisis

The division in the thought process between the rural and city dwellers was displayed during the climate election in Australia.

Parties like SP, BSP, RJD will shut shops by 2020, says Ram Vilas Paswan after Mayawati, Akhilesh part ways for UP bypolls
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Parties like SP, BSP, RJD will shut shops by 2020, says Ram Vilas Paswan after Mayawati, Akhilesh part ways for UP bypolls

After BSP supremo Mayawati announced that her party will not contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls in a tie-up with the SP, BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan took a jibe at the Opposition on Tuesday and said its alliances in every state will crumble in the days ahead and "parties like the SP, the BSP and the RJD will have to shut their shops by 2020".

Firstpost Editor's Picks: NOTA in Bihar, China-US trade dispute, French Open 2019; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: NOTA in Bihar, China-US trade dispute, French Open 2019; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: NOTA in Bihar, China-US trade dispute, French Open 2019; today's must-read stories