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SC to hear plea seeking Centre's direction to take 'stringent' steps to control hate speech on 22 Nov
India

SC to hear plea seeking Centre's direction to take 'stringent' steps to control hate speech on 22 Nov

The apex court was hearing the petition, filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay in his personal capacity, which has also sought a direction to the Centre to take legislative steps to implement recommendations of the Law Commission to deal with hate speech and rumour-mongering

Centre seeks details of algorithm processes used by Facebook amid hate speech allegations
India

Centre seeks details of algorithm processes used by Facebook amid hate speech allegations

The move assumes significance as a series of reports recently citing internal documents showed "a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence" in India - Facebook's biggest market with over 40 crore users

Internal Facebook documents show 'struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence' in India
World

Internal Facebook documents show 'struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence' in India

According to a report, the internal documents showed how bots and fake accounts tied to the “country’s ruling party and Opposition figures” were wreaking havoc on national elections.

LGBTQ community finds homophobia has a free run on Instagram, and pleas for help don't really work
India

LGBTQ community finds homophobia has a free run on Instagram, and pleas for help don't really work

A live video aimed to provide a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community to express freely soon turned into a homophobic nightmare but Instagram did little to secure their space

Facebook took down 26.9 million pieces of hate speech content in the December 2020 quarter
News & Analysis

Facebook took down 26.9 million pieces of hate speech content in the December 2020 quarter

Facebook says hate speech content on its platforms declined to 7-8 views for every 10,000 content views globally.

M Venkaiah Naidu favours moderation while using social media to prevent abuse, calls for ending farmers' stir
Politics

M Venkaiah Naidu favours moderation while using social media to prevent abuse, calls for ending farmers' stir

Asserting that he was against controlling social media, the Vice President of India said such effective platforms should not be misused and abused, and social media should not be allowed to be converted into theatres of war

Facebook found no element in Bajrang Dal's content to necessitate ban, says company’s India head Ajit Mohan
India

Facebook found no element in Bajrang Dal's content to necessitate ban, says company’s India head Ajit Mohan

Mohan was summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, led by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to discuss the data safety of users

Biased Delhi Police chargesheet against CAA-protestors shows how institutions become victims of political duress
Politics

Biased Delhi Police chargesheet against CAA-protestors shows how institutions become victims of political duress

The most jarringly missing name in the 17,000-page charge sheet is that of Delhi BJP leader and former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, the ‘instigator-in-chief’ in the riots.

'Disgraceful, unfortunate': Ex-CBI chief Nageswara Rao faces flak for his remark on Swami Agnivesh's demise
India

'Disgraceful, unfortunate': Ex-CBI chief Nageswara Rao faces flak for his remark on Swami Agnivesh's demise

Calling the late social activist "anti-Hindu", Rao claimed that Swami Agnivesh, who passed away on Friday, did an “enormous damage to Hinduism”

Facebook India's Ajit Mohan summoned by Delhi Assembly panel over 'inaction' against hateful content
India

Facebook India's Ajit Mohan summoned by Delhi Assembly panel over 'inaction' against hateful content

The summons follow a recent Wall Street Journal report which claimed that one of Facebook's senior India policy executives intervened to stop a permanent ban on a BJP lawmaker for his communally charged posts

'Facebook denounces hate, bigotry in all forms'; social media giant responds to Congress letters
India

'Facebook denounces hate, bigotry in all forms'; social media giant responds to Congress letters

Congress leaders wrote to Mark Zuckerberg following reports by the WSJ and the Time magazine about the conduct of company's team in India, alleging bias and proximity with the ruling BJP

Facebook bans BJP's T Raja Singh for hate speech amid allegations it favoured saffron party
India

Facebook bans BJP's T Raja Singh for hate speech amid allegations it favoured saffron party

At least five profiles of Singh, which had more than three lakh followers, showed the message that 'this content is not available right now'

Ankhi Das openly supported BJP on Facebook's internal group, says WSJ report; Congress seeks criminal probe against social media giant
India

Ankhi Das openly supported BJP on Facebook's internal group, says WSJ report; Congress seeks criminal probe against social media giant

According to the report, messages written by Das showed her praising Narendra Modi as the ‘strongman’ who ended the Congress’ hold in India

Facebook, its hate speech policies and everything else you need to know
News & Analysis

Facebook, its hate speech policies and everything else you need to know

Facebook has been walking the thin line between hate speech and freedom of expression; but as expression becomes more egregious, this is becoming a bad look.

SC refuses to impose pre-broadcast ban on TV programme claiming 'Muslim conspiracy' to infiltrate UPSC
India

SC refuses to impose pre-broadcast ban on TV programme claiming 'Muslim conspiracy' to infiltrate UPSC

A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph said it has to first circumspect in imposing a prior restraint on publication or the airing of views by Sudarshan TV

Facebook plans to introduce 'Facebook News' feature in India by next year
News & Analysis

Facebook plans to introduce 'Facebook News' feature in India by next year

Facebook has said that the news publishers will be paid in every country for the delivery of news on the app.

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Hindustani Bhau’s Instagram account suspended for 'promoting hate speech, symbols'
Entertainment

Bigg Boss 13 contestant Hindustani Bhau’s Instagram account suspended for 'promoting hate speech, symbols'

On 18 August, comedian Kunal Kamra had asked Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Mumbai Police to take action against Hindustani Bhau for his videos, arguing his videos are "mob building and hate spreading exercise."

BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report
India

BJP MPs complain to LS speaker after Shashi Tharoor summons Facebook over hate speech report

While BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has sought Tharoor's removal as head of the IT Parliamentary panel, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore accused the Congress MP of violating House procedures

Facebook row is unelectable Left's desperate attempt to gag social media
Politics

Facebook row is unelectable Left's desperate attempt to gag social media

The Centre needs to intervene at the policy level not to censor, but to make these platforms adopt transparency. The Narendra Modi government has long shied from acting on this.

Reddit, Twitch ban US President Donald Trump's fan forum, official account, YouTube suspends accounts of 6 white nationalists
News & Analysis

Reddit, Twitch ban US President Donald Trump's fan forum, official account, YouTube suspends accounts of 6 white nationalists

Reddit Chief Executive Steve Huffman said in a post detailing changes to the company's content policies that communities and users promoting hate would be barred.