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To curb online hate speech, India needs a Code of Conduct — without govt control

Social media platforms are unable to tackle the speed and scale of hate, are being manipulated by identity politics and a manufactured sense of offence and offendedness.
A woman checks the Facebook Inc. site on her smartphone | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Twitter, Facebook profited a lot from India’s hate agenda. Time to pull the plug with a law

French parliament now has a law mandating social media and tech firms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google remove hateful content within 24 hours of being flagged.

Will the Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ make FB and Instagram a safer place?

Mark Zuckerberg led-Facebook has announced a new oversight board for content moderation.
Amit Malviya

Indians are fighting against coronavirus and BJP IT cell is fighting against Indians

Amit Shah had once said BJP workers have the power to make anything go viral, even fake news. The IT cell is proving just that during a global pandemic.
Passengers use smartphones at Mumbai Central railway station | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

‘Hate speech continues on social media’: Ex-RSS ideologue moves HC against Facebook, Twitter

A Delhi HC bench has issued notices to the Indian subsidiaries of Google, Facebook and Twitter on K.N. Govindacharya’s plea.
New Delhi: Rioters set ablaze a shop during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in at Gokalpuri in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 | PTI

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking lodging of FIRs over Delhi riots on 4 March

The top court bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, said that while the court wishes for peace, it has limitations and is not equipped to handle such pressure.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

‘BJP being singled out’ — Manoj Tiwari wants independent body that will define hate speech

Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari says an independent agency should be constituted to look into all such cases and decide what is hate speech and what is not.
Delhi High Court

Who represents Delhi Police? Govt counsel spar in HC in hate speech case against BJP leaders

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that Delhi LG had authorised him to represent Delhi Police. Kejriwal govt’s counsel Rahul Mehra disputed this.
Gautam Gambhir | ThePrint

Gautam Gambhir backs action against inflammatory speech even if it’s by BJP’s Kapil Mishra

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said strict action should be taken against any leader, irrespective of his party affiliation, if he has made provocative speeches.
Miranda Sissons, Facebook's new human rights director, sits for a portrait at Facebook's offices in Menlo Park, California. | Bloomberg

Human rights activist Miranda Sissons may be the answer to Facebook’s digital hate woes

Facebook has been under constant fire from developing countries like India, Brazil and Myanmar over its lack of monitoring hate speech and fake news.

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BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

How can you make a webinar exciting?

Businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to denounce the word 'webinar' and asked for it to be 'banished' from the dictionary.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Senior Indian, Chinese military commanders set to meet to defuse Ladakh tensions

Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.