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SC orders stay on summons to Facebook India V-P by Delhi Assembly panel on riots

SC takes adverse note of summons issued by Delhi Assembly's Peace and Harmony Committee to Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan, orders it to not hear the matter until 15 October.

Facebook removes fake accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

Disguised as local operators, the Facebook accounts sought to amplify pro-China messaging over its control of South China Sea & promoting leaders favouring China’s status in region.
Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India | Facebook

Fresh notice of appearance issued to Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan by Delhi Assembly panel

The committee had taken cognisance of the accusations against Facebook for its alleged 'complicity' in the northeast Delhi riots in February.
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Facebook bans Chinese firm that was ‘snooping’ on Indian politicians, military leaders

Facebook says ‘scraping public data’, as Shenzhen-based Zhenhua Data Information Technology Co. has done, is against its policies.
Indian involved in cryptocurrency fraud

FBI says it helped Twitter, Facebook disrupt Russian influence campaign ahead of US polls

FBI says it provided Twitter & Facebook with information to take down accounts associated with Russian campaign that tried to hire unwitting US-based journalists and use political ads.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

5 cases in 25 years of Internet that changed how India logs online

In 1995, telecom minister Sukh Ram made the first mobile call to Jyoti Basu. And VSNL’s internet service was terrible. But its dial-up link over poor fixed telephone lines opened up a new world for us.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the combined meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) | Twitter

Zee News says India now a ‘sher’ in foreign policy, News18 says country supports Ravi Kishan

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
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SC intent behind stopping ‘UPSC jihad’ show laudable, but it must continue to protect media freedom

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The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Facebook India snubs AAP government, ignores summons to appear before assembly panel

Facebook India says it has already appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee and that its regulation falls 'within exclusive authority of the Union of India'.
Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India | Facebook

Facebook India head summoned by Delhi Assembly panel over hate speech

Facebook India vice president and MD Ajit Mohan has been summoned following a WSJ report that claimed one of its senior policy executives intervened to stop a ban on Telangana BJP MLA.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?