Facebook on India Plan Amid Political Row

From the importance India holds as a market for Facebook, to the recent controversy involving a Facebook India public policy executive, Facebook India head Mr. Ajit Mohan touched upon a lot of important topics during a recent interview. Mohan was interviewed by TechCrunch as part of their annual event, Disrupt 2020. Here is what Mohan spoke about, as he touched upon a wide range of topics – referencing his plans for Facebook’s future in India, how they are adapting the Facebook India business to the market’s very specific needs, and…

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Facebook India Skips Delhi Peace and Harmony Panel’s Summon, Gets a ‘Final Warning’

The Facebook executive was summoned in relation to a report that Facebook doesn’t actively remove hateful content in India. (Image Credit: Reuters) The chairman of the panel said that the committee would use it’s powers to take coercive measures if the company fails to abide further notifications. News18.com Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 6:16 PM IST Edited by: Darab Ali FOLLOW US ON: Facebook India executives on Tuesday skipped a summon issued by the Delhi Assembly’s panel for Peace and Harmony, over a Wall Street…

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Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook’s Ajit Mohan Over Hateful Content

A Delhi Assembly panel has issued a notice to Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan asking him to appear before it on September 15 in connection with complaints about the social media platform’s alleged deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content in the country. “Summon was issued on the basis of scathing depositions of the key witnesses as well as incriminating material submitted by them on record,” an official statement stated on Saturday. The summon by the Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony follows a…

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Congress Demands Probe Into Facebook For Its Alleged Bias Towards BJP

The Indian National Congress demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into Facebook, following the latest report in ‘credible international media’ exposing Facebook India’s alleged bias for the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party. The party intensified its attack on the social media platform seeking a suspension of all pending licenses and approvals, pending an investigation. The principle opposition party in India has been raising questions on Facebook India’s policy towards hate speech alleging that the social networking giant has close ties with the BJP and has turned a blind eye to hate…

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We Are Not Offline, Even When We think We Are

You win some, you lose some. This old age adage stands 100% true for the issues we are facing not only as a country, but globally as well. The digital boom brought the world to our fingertips. Social media opened up a whole new world for people to communicate and know each other. The huge leaps we have taken in technology have furthered our knowledge of the universe, and continues to bring up new information by the hour. But all of this, comes at a cost, which we are slowly…

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Social Media Flooded with Memes as Hindustani Bhau’s Instagram Account is Suspended

Hindustani Bhau Many app users reported Vikas Fhatak aka Hindustani Bhau’s hateful and abusive posts on Instagram. His account has now been suspended. News18.com Last Updated: August 21, 2020, 7:41 AM IST Controversial YouTube figure and Bigg Boss 13 contestant Hindustani Bhau’s (Vikas Fhatak) Instagram account has been suspended for violating community guidelines. His account was reported by several app users for promoting hate speech and violence. Comedian Kunal Kamra had also reported a video posted by Bhau on Twitter as he tagged Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh…

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Sidharth Shukla Reaches Out to Covid-19 Patient, Helps Them in Securing Hospital Bed

Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla recently earned praise on social media for helping out a fan by securing a hospital bed for their Covid-19 positive father. Sidharth’s fan made an appeal to him on Twitter by writing about her virus infected father, “Dear @sidharth_shukla i need your help my dad has been tested positive for covid & he has been shifted to brahmakumaris hospital of andheri but their is a bed problem their can you in any way help if you know someone from the hospital please (sic).” They…

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Allu Arjun Looks Ultra Cool As He Steps Out for Casual Outing; See Pics

Fondly known as Bunny and widely recognised as the most stylish star of Tollywood, Allu Arjun managed to turn heads looking dashing as ever. Fondly known as Bunny and widely recognised as the most stylish star of Tollywood, Allu Arjun managed to turn heads looking dashing as ever. Allu Arjun has made a mark with his ever-evolving impeccable flair and is now a firm fixture on the best-dressed lists. Allu Arjun recently dropped by the Geetha Arts office in Hyderabad. Fondly known as Bunny and widely recognised as the…

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Sushant Singh Rajput Fans Troll Ekta Kapoor for Launching Mental Health Awareness Fund in His Name

Producer Ekta Kapoor has joined hands with CEO, Zee5 India, Tarun Katial to launch the Pavitra Rishta Fund to spread mental health awareness among people. This initiative was announced after a month of Sushant Singh Rajput’s passing. “Our endeavour is to create awareness and be able to help as many individuals as we can, who are suffering from this issue,” Tarun Katial, had said at that time. Now, as Pavitra Rishta Fund was launched, Sushant’s fans took to social media to troll Ekta for using the late Bollywood actor’s name…

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Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan No Longer Following Each Other on Social Media

Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan After their dating rumours started making rounds on a regular basis, Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan reportedly broke off to focus on respective movie careers. News18.com Last Updated: August 18, 2020, 7:24 PM IST A lot of buzz was created around Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan’s Valentine’s Day release Love Aaj Kal, which received mixed response at the box office. The young heartthrobs were said to be dating each other during the movie’s shoot and were questioned many times about…

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Did Sonakshi Sinha Take a Jibe at Kangana Ranaut Over ‘Nepotism’ Debate?

Sonakshi Sinha has apparently taken a dig at Kangana Ranaut over the raging debate around Bollywood nepotism. Without taking names, Sonakshi has said that the word nepotism has been introduced and sensationalised by a person whose sister is managing their work. “I find it so amusing that this word nepotism has been introduced and sensationalised by a person whose sister is managing their work. And I don’t think I really want to give it that much more importance,” Sonakshi Sinha told hindustantimes.com in an interview. The actress further informed in…

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp’s Twitter Account Hacked

“Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp has said his Twitter account was hacked, after a series of concerning and inappropriate posts appeared on his verified page. The 15-year-old child actor, who stars as Will Byers on the hit Netflix sci-fi series, confirmed that the privacy of his page on the microblogging site was compromised on an Instagram story Saturday. On Instagram he wrote, “Someone hacked my Twitter. It’s not me. I’m trying to get back and I’ll let you know when I do.” Starting Saturday afternoon, Schnapp’s Twitter account began publishing…

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