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Facebook is as addictive as smoking — so why not treat it with the same rules?

Given the many studies describing the addictive nature of social media, Facebook should be regulated just like tobacco, alcohol and gambling.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls for company breakup

The most problematic aspect of Facebook’s power is Mark Zuckerberg’s 'unilateral control over speech', Hughes said
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Facebook is still its own worst political enemy

Facebook's new measures fell flat weeks before the European parliamentary election, despite preparations and the hire of former British deputy PM.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg preaches privacy, but evidence is elusive

In a bid to to boost privacy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a 'clear history' feature last year, but it's yet to be unveiled.
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Facebook unveils major app redesign with focus on Groups

Facebook will be introducing features like instant sharing, more chat options & identity protection to Groups so as to boost community sharing.
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Consolidation of online platforms with the intent of censorship does not always help

Social media companies amassed billions of users by promising space for free expression. But in their effort to offend nobody, they’ve managed to anger everybody. 
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Mark Zuckerberg’s calls for regulation isn’t a bad idea, in fact it’s the way forward

Policymakers should' dismiss Mark Zuckerberg proposal outright; the issues here are important and deserve attention now.
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Mark Zuckerberg’s calls for regulation could possibly backfire on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s proposal for government regulation is likely to inflame the debate in Washington over how to rein in Facebook and other social media companies
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France

Facebook considers dedicated news tab & paying publishers for high-quality content

Mark Zuckerberg is shifting his focus from friends-and-family content to quality news sources, sayings it's important to him that people get trustworthy news.

Becoming more like WhatsApp isn’t the solution to Facebook’s privacy concerns

Mark Zuckerberg aims to make private messages private and ephemeral – meaning Facebook can’t read our messages, and the data doesn’t stick around for long.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?