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For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost
World

For JK Rowling & Co, woke chickens of cancel culture have come home to roost

Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions

Trolling celebrity children is no less than terrorism
India

Trolling celebrity children is no less than terrorism

Trolling of women, as in Nysa’s case, is almost always couched in messaging that is violent, graphic, and demeaning. It can have a lasting psychological impact on women

Manikarnika: Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal defend Kangana Ranaut after actress is trolled for riding mechanical horse
Entertainment

Manikarnika: Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal defend Kangana Ranaut after actress is trolled for riding mechanical horse

Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal slammed a Twitter user for trolling Kangana Ranaut for riding a mechanical horse during the shoot of an action-sequence in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Pulwama aftermath: Telecom dept offers grievance redressal to journalists receiving abusive messages, threats on social media
India

Pulwama aftermath: Telecom dept offers grievance redressal to journalists receiving abusive messages, threats on social media

In a crackdown on trolls and vitriolic sentiments being spread via social media, the DoT has provided a platform to those receiving abusive and inappropriate WhatsApp messages and asked them to report them with screenshots and contact number of the abuser.

Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika making video surfaces online; Twitter takes jibe at actress riding a mechanical horse
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika making video surfaces online; Twitter takes jibe at actress riding a mechanical horse

Twitter says Kangana Ranaut's stunts were so 'difficult' that even Hollywood actor Tom Cruise would have a difficult time matching her skills.

Most people cannot accept an artist who speaks up or questions authority, TM Krishna tells Firstpost
India

Most people cannot accept an artist who speaks up or questions authority, TM Krishna tells Firstpost

In the wake of his New Delhi concert being cancelled by the AAI (allegedly due to threats from right-wing groups) TM Krishna dwells on the role of art — and the artist — in a democracy

Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
India

Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated

As the country hopes for a more gender-balanced political participation, the vitriolic hate spewed against women politicians becomes a major deterrent.

Saba Qamar's smoking pictures leaked on social media, conservatives ask 'Are you even a Muslim?'
Entertainment

Saba Qamar's smoking pictures leaked on social media, conservatives ask 'Are you even a Muslim?'

Today in daily sexism and misogyny: Saba Qamar has dethroned Mahira Khan to become the archetypal 'Muslim woman who also likes her cigarettes'.

Twitter to make login via phone number or email mandatory to fight abusive bots
News & Analysis

Twitter to make login via phone number or email mandatory to fight abusive bots

New Twitter users will now have to confirm an email address or phone number to register an account.

Congress comes to Sushma Swaraj’s defence after vicious trolling; BJP ministers and leaders maintain silence
India

Congress comes to Sushma Swaraj’s defence after vicious trolling; BJP ministers and leaders maintain silence

BJP ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani, too, have not come out in defence of Sushma Swaraj, which did not go unnoticed by her supporters.

Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown quits Twitter after becoming target of homophobic memes
Entertainment

Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown quits Twitter after becoming target of homophobic memes

Millie Bobby Brown will return as Eleven in the third season of Netflix's sci-fi series Stranger Things.

ABVP members allegedly attack DU student activist Kawalpreet Kaur at event on online harassment of women
India

ABVP members allegedly attack DU student activist Kawalpreet Kaur at event on online harassment of women

DU student Kawalpreet Kaur was at Satyawati College to speak about her own experience of online harassment. The unions, which included the ABVP, were protesting the invite extended to her

Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta attends Christmas-themed charity event; 'Hindu Holocaust', cry Twitterati
India

Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta attends Christmas-themed charity event; 'Hindu Holocaust', cry Twitterati

Twitter trolls found a new target after Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta attended a Christmas-related charity event in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar urges victims of online trolling to speak out against rising intolerance in India
India

Sharad Pawar urges victims of online trolling to speak out against rising intolerance in India

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India.

Today in 'wait, what?' — Masaba Gupta, Shabana Azmi and Chetan Bhagat have this in common
Entertainment

Today in 'wait, what?' — Masaba Gupta, Shabana Azmi and Chetan Bhagat have this in common

Masaba Gupta and Shabana Azmi were trolled for trivial issues on social media and we can't help point out the obvious — trolling is MTV Splitsvilla level of cool.

Today in 'wait, what?' — Mahira Khan's cigarette replaced by chocolate shake in a Pakistani cafe ad
Entertainment

Today in 'wait, what?' — Mahira Khan's cigarette replaced by chocolate shake in a Pakistani cafe ad

Karachi-based Cafe Liquiteria, inspired heavily by Alok Nath (of Hindu traditions fame), recently decided to take matters into their own hands and fix Mahira Khan's image

Politics of Hate: Is it social media, or a failure of language which engenders violent responses?
Life

Politics of Hate: Is it social media, or a failure of language which engenders violent responses?

Isn’t there something about the language used on social networking sites, that makes them most suitable for hate messages and trolling?

Ed Sheeran on quitting Twitter after relentless trolling: 'One comment ruins your day'
Entertainment

Ed Sheeran on quitting Twitter after relentless trolling: 'One comment ruins your day'

Ed Sheeran said that he needs time off Twitter to introspect to 'figure out why people hate him so much.'

Court in Austria rules that Facebook must remove ‘hate speech’ posts
News & Analysis

Court in Austria rules that Facebook must remove ‘hate speech’ posts

Facebook must put up with the accusation that it is the world's biggest platform for hate and that it is doing nothing against this.