hate speech

VCK MP urges Union Minister to table Bill against hate speech

Ravikumar, in his letter, recalled that India has been a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

published on : 8th January 2021

Facebook refused to take action against Bajrang Dal to safeguard its employees, business: Report

The report said, Facebook's safety team had concluded that Bajrang Dal supported violence against minorities and likely qualified as "dangerous" that should be banned.

published on : 14th December 2020

Probe ordered into Assam Bajrang Dal leader's threat to beat up Hindus visiting churches on Christmas

Bajrang Dal Cachar in-charge Mithun Nath, while addressing a gathering of the outfit's members on December 3, was seen telling them that no Hindus will be allowed to visit churches during Christmas.

published on : 6th December 2020

Hate speeches, personal remarks by leaders not good for healthy democracy: Rajnath Singh

The Union minister also expressed confidence that the NDA will win the Bihar elections and asserted that the exit of the Chirag Paswan-led LJP won't impact the poll prospects of the ruling alliance.

published on : 1st November 2020

Hold Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp directly responsible for spreading hate, fake news: Plea in SC

The PIL further prayed that the government is directed to appoint an expert investigating officer in each case registered for spreading hate and fake news through social media platforms.

published on : 30th October 2020

Brinda Karat moves HC against trial court order refusing FIR against Thakur, Verma for hate speech

CPI (M) leaders Brinda Karat and KM Tewari had filed the complaint before the trial court seeking a direction to the Parliament Street Police Station to register an FIR against Thakur and Verma.

published on : 7th October 2020

Delhi Assembly panel to issue 'final notice' to Facebook after representative skips proceedings

The panel had issued a notice to Facebook India's Ajit Mohan in connection with complaints about the social media giant's alleged deliberate inaction to curb hateful content in the country.

published on : 15th September 2020

Hateful content: Delhi Assembly panel summons Facebook India vice president

The committee proceedings have been held live twice during which Chadha has talked to various domain experts and activists over the complaints.

published on : 12th September 2020

TikTok pulls 380,000 videos in US for hate content

Han on Thursday outlined rules and actions being taken to make it more difficult to find threatening, violent, or dehumanizing content on TikTok.

published on : 21st August 2020

Facebook bans some, but not all, QAnon groups and accounts

Social media, including Facebook, has clearly aided QAnon's rise, even though most Americans have likely never heard of QAnon.

published on : 20th August 2020

Urgent need to change criminal law to regulate hate speech: Expert panel

Only a comprehensive revamping of the criminal justice system can provide measures to check hate speech, a member of the panel said.

published on : 19th August 2020

People whose political base has shrunk seek to dominate discourse on Facebook: BJP attacks Congress

A bitter war of words has erupted between the Congress and the BJP following a report in the Wall Street Journal claiming that Facebook ignored applying its hate speech rules in India.

published on : 18th August 2020

Chhattisgarh scribe named in Ankhi Das FIR files counter FIR against her, 2 others citing threat to life

The case was lodged at Kabir Nagar police station late Monday night based on the complaint of Awesh Tiwari, a Raipur-based journalist of a news channel.

published on : 18th August 2020

Congress 'a death chamber of dissent and internal democracy', Union minister Puri hits out at Rahul

His fierce attack on Gandhi in a series of tweets comes in the middle of an intense war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Facebook row.

published on : 17th August 2020

CPI(M) demands JPC probe into alleged 'Facebook-BJP nexus'

The CPI(M) claimed the "huge financial resources" at the disposal of BJP aided further by the "opaque electoral bonds scheme" completely ensures its control over social media.

published on : 17th August 2020
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