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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.
File photo of Fali Nariman | Kaushik Roy/India Today Group/Getty Images

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.
CII

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.
A pile of newspapers.

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.
Bombay High Court | Commons

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.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.