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