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  • Delhi House panel issues fresh notice of appearance to FB

    Delhi House panel issues fresh notice of appearance to FB

    Delhi Assembly Peace and Harmony Committee gives one last opportunity to Facebook India for deposing before it on 23 Sept with regard to allegations of its complicity in Northeast Delhi riots

    September 21, 2020
  • IIT Roorkee alumnus develops algorithm to identify and report social media posts on misogyny

    IIT Roorkee alumnus develops algorithm to identify and report social media posts on misogyny

    In an endeavour to make online space safer for women, a machine learning expert, and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Richi Nayak has developed an algorithm that identifies and reports misogynistic posts on social media platforms.

    September 19, 2020
  • Murky elections

    Murky elections

    The objective of the hackers and the dubious initiative, called Project Lakhta, was to sow discord, incite civil unrest and polarise Americans with social media posts that dwelt on such sensitive issues as gun-rights, immigration, the Confederate flag and race relations.

    September 14, 2020
  • Man-eating leopard shot dead in a forest dept special operation in Uttarakhand

    Man-eating leopard shot dead in a forest dept special operation in Uttarakhand

    The man-eating leopard had killed a 30-year-old mentally-challenged person in Devprayag on 30 August.

    September 7, 2020
  • U’khand BJP revokes expulsion of controversial MLA Champion

    U’khand BJP revokes expulsion of controversial MLA Champion

    The Uttarakhand BJP became soft on Champion after the legislator launched a massive PR exercise by meeting senior BJP leaders in Uttarakhand and New Delhi.

    August 25, 2020
  • Cong: Tried to raise content manipulation issue with FB, WhatsApp

    Cong: Tried to raise content manipulation issue with FB, WhatsApp

    Congress data Analytics Department Chairman Praveen Chakravorty had flagged the issue with the officials of the company, "I met with Facebook's Global Head of Government relations and elections on 17th July 2018 in America and discussed the issue of bias and partisanship of their India team. I was told this would be looked into, but nothing happened," said Praveen Chakravorty.

    August 18, 2020
  • Scindia School celebrates Independence Day

    Scindia School celebrates Independence Day

    At the school, the flag hoisting was done by Yashwant Mahadik, the Chief Guest, a Scindia School alumnus along with the school Principal Madhav Deo Saraswat.

    August 15, 2020
  • Options before mainstream media

    Options before mainstream media

    While media is a business and has bills to pay like all businesses, it is not just any business. Unless content curators drive the company, the knowledge – as opposed to merely information – space which is up for grabs across the Indian media landscape cannot be occupied.

    August 14, 2020
  • Mindless violence

    Mindless violence

    The law makes provision to tackle comments intended to provoke enmity between communities, and while its presence on the statute book in the same form that our erstwhile colonial masters wrote it is open to scrutiny, invoking it was an option that ought to have been exercised by those who felt offended by the social media post before they decided to play merry hell with public order.

    August 14, 2020
  • B’luru MLA: Why did mobs attack my house?

    B’luru MLA: Why did mobs attack my house?

    The Congress leader said outsiders came and attacked his house and urged the police and government to investigate the matter.

    August 13, 2020
  • Violence in Bengaluru over ‘derogatory’ social media post

    Violence in Bengaluru over ‘derogatory’ social media post

    Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday over a "derogatory message" posted by a politician's relative on social media.

    August 12, 2020
  • Boon for Free Thought?

    Boon for Free Thought?

    In the Indian context, does social media promote or protect liberal values? Not particularly, because democratic and constitutional values are yet to be fully integrated in the Indian psyche. For example, the police encounter of Vikas Dube was welcomed by more than ninety-nine percent of social media users.

    August 9, 2020
  • ‘No substitute for physical rallies’

    ‘No substitute for physical rallies’

    Moreover, in a democratic election, while political rallies are its integral component as are door-to-door campaigns, safety protocols would have to be developed which EC must have done already, as it has been keeping a watch on the global experience, especially South Korea and Poland which conducted their national elections with safety protocols with highest-ever turnouts.

    August 8, 2020
  • Sonam Kapoor shares her ‘state of mind’

    Sonam Kapoor shares her ‘state of mind’

    Sonam took to Instagram, where she has shared a boomerang video of herself. In the clip, Sonam is seen making a funny face.

    August 2, 2020
  • Youth arrested for posting morphed photo of PM in social media

    Youth arrested for posting morphed photo of PM in social media

    Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal, Virendra told media persons that the state police will take stern actions against those people who post controversial or indecent posts in social media accounts and disturb peace and communal harmony in the state.

    August 2, 2020
  • Exploiting misery

    Exploiting misery

    Governments have patted themselves on the backs for their spirited response to the epidemic, for the beds they have made available, for their extensive testing and contact tracing and for ferrying stranded Indians home.

    August 1, 2020
  • Social media star Aliya Hamidi is loved by millions for her powerful content on women!

    Social media star Aliya Hamidi is loved by millions for her powerful content on women!

    Hamidi believes that every woman is talented in their own ways and if given that freedom and opportunities, they can fly high.

    July 31, 2020