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How India protested when there was no WhatsApp or Instagram

From stickers in bathrooms to litho printing, Indians always found ways to protest.
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Fake news is here to stay. But it can be countered easily, without sources & links: Study

Cow urine cures cancer. EVMs hacked. These are just some of the fake news that circulate on social media and WhatsApp. So, a new study tested correction methods.
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The most powerful job in UK politics is now ‘WhatsApp group admin’

WhatsApp groups unite MPs of different parties that range from Labour factions to the “One Nation” group of moderate Tories.
The Sabarmati Hostel in JNU was attacked by a masked mob on Sunday night

WhatsApp, Google asked to provide information related to JNU attack

The Delhi High Court asked Delhi police to seize phones of members who were part of two WhatsApp groups via which the attack on JNU students and teachers was allegedly coordinated.
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Ladakh diktat to WhatsApp group administrators — register yourself with police, bring photos

A senior police officer said the practice of registering WhatsApp groups predated the bifurcation of J&K but residents dispute the claim. 
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Can Modi govt know who you text? Should FB be liable for your posts? We’ll know in Jan 2020

Apart from deciding on end-to-end encryption for chats, the amended IT Rules will also decide on what content belongs on the internet.

FireChat, Bridgefy see massive rise in downloads amid internet shutdowns during CAA protests

Data reveals that Delhi showed the most interest in FireChat and Bridgefy in the seven-day period beginning 12 December.
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Spying or hacking — nothing is hurting WhatsApp’s status as India’s top messaging app

Data with Sensor Tower shows WhatsApp was most downloaded app in November, the month the Pegasus scandal broke, and continues to remain India’s most popular app.
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Parliament panel asks Facebook, WhatsApp to step up action on women & child abuse content

The committee, chaired by BJP’s Heena Gavit and featuring 20 women MPs, was not satisfied with the social media giant’s answers.
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Why Kashmiris are mysteriously losing their WhatsApp accounts

Some Kashmiris living in other states have taken to social media platforms to share screenshots of people from the Valley leaving WhatsApp groups.

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Coronavirus-hit China must look at helpful India, not pick on Amit Shah’s Arunachal visit

The India-China border dispute is a complicated issue and it is futile to expect it to be resolved in the ‘early harvest’ manner suggested by China.

Do Shaheen Bagh protesters run risk of waning interest or should stay put for CAA endgame?

The Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA has entered its third month. SC-appointed mediators met protesters this week and may meet them again at a different location.

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Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.