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After Hindu man is set on fire in UP, fake video with communal overtones goes viral

A 22-year-old was set ablaze by four men in UP last week. Now, a 14-second video from 2010 is doing rounds on social media claiming to be of the incident.

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.

Panic & praise among Indian bloggers, ‘influencers’ as Instagram hides its likes

The Instagram test on making like counts private is reportedly driven by an endeavour to give content quality precedence over a mad dash for likes.
Narendra Modi waves at supporters as he leaves to file his nomination paper from Varanasi constituency | pti

Tamasha TV for a tamasha PM: How Indian media covered Modi this election

There are Facebook surveys, WhatsApp polls, interviews in lawns of Modi's home and chats with Rahul Gandhi between rallies and chopper rides.

How to avoid accidentally becoming a Russian agent

In an age where governments sow global political instability by exploiting social media, it’s important to be sceptical of people you connect with.
Virat Kohli | Philip Brown/Getty Images

This cricketer is the most read-about online after Virat Kohli, and it’s not Dhoni

A recent Taboola study on ‘reader engagement’ reveals that people are looking for words on Indian cricketers, and this wicketkeeper is holding attention.
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Vistara-G.D. Bakshi episode exposes hypocrisy & selective outrage of Liberals

When Liberals’ hypocrisy is called out, the boring cycle of victimhood is set in motion on an infinite loop mode.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal | Facebook

Shah Faesal called out on social media: Kashmir students jailed in Karnataka have legal aid

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal had claimed that three Kashmiris jailed for an ‘anti-national’ post after the Pulwama attack had no legal aid.

Before Facebook, Twitter removed 2,600 anti-India & anti-Modi accounts with ‘Iran links’

“Boycott India”, “Modi is a terrorist”, “Modi is a donkey” — that’s how some of the posts read on these now-removed Iranian accounts.
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.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.