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Election Commission of India has asked Facebook to block political advertisement 48 hours before the election

Facebook looking into election panel’s request to block political ads 2 days before polls

Social media giant is considering to provide a window or button that will flag violation of election laws.
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Election Commission seeks Fali Nariman’s advice on fighting paid news menace

EC move comes weeks after Delhi High Court held that the poll panel can’t regulate content of media articles.

Media experts say press regulation doesn’t work in India, Press Council is a joke

BBC’s Nik Gowing talks about global trend of media crackdown; ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta says media regulation talk comes up only when ruling party is in trouble.
CK Prasad

Press Council chairman: Not every inaccurate report may be branded ‘fake news’

Justice Prasad says even the PCI needs to understand what is fake news, because its definition is not clear and is not defined by any act.
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Editors Guild condemns govt’s fake news order, says faith in Press Council is disturbing

Journalist body says it can’t be left to governments to initiate action against fake news, when governments and parties in power themselves are charged with propagating it.
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Questions raised over judiciary’s bid to ‘regulate’ media coverage of courts

A committee appointed by Delhi high court has sought suggestions from public to regulate reporting of court proceedings.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?