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SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Hate Speech, Fake news, Jack Dorsey

Twitter vs Modi Sarkaar: How Parliamentary panel is making the fight against fake news unwinnable

Parliamentary panel's stand-off with Twitter is looking like the govt is mainly concerned with protecting right-wing voices and accounts.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Love Jihad, Hate Speech, Rahul Gandhi, Ananth hegde

Both Ananth Hegde and Siddaramaiah acted the same deplorable way. Why did one get ignored, one get major play?

They were both instances of misogyny. So why does only one get highlighted and the other lost?

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Instagram, Hate Speech, Memes, Rosetta

Why Facebook using AI to take down offensive memes is a step in the right direction

AI tool Rosetta will be able to sift through more than a billion public images and video frames in real time and help Facebook effectively fight the menace of hate speech.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Hate Speech, Falling rupee, Fuel prices, BJP

BJP’s latest slogan: 'Less work, more vitriol'

The party has realised that it has not been able to meet its promises, and is using hate to cover up its failures.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Social Media, Hate Speech, Twitter, Alex jones

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s account suspended for seven days: Is Twitter using sprinklers to battle a blaze?

The platform’s efforts to curb hate speech and abuse, even if well-intentioned, are agonisingly slow.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Extradition, Hate Speech, Malaysia, Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik not to be deported: Not heeding India can cost Malaysia dear

The televangelist's continued presence in Malaysia may see renewed activities of indoctrination and an eventual spurt in terror attacks.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Ideology, Hate Speech, Twitter, Facebook

Don't unfriend and block those whose views you don't like – you're only spreading hate

By bringing down the walls of decency and tolerance online, we risk normalising discrimination and bigotry.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Polarisation, Hindutva, BJP, Hate Speech

Of 58 MPs and MLAs accused of hate speech, 27 belong to BJP – the poison must be stopped from spreading

This fact needs to be seen in the context of other developments to get at the bigger, alarming picture.

SCI-TECH

 |  8-minute read
Russia, Hate Speech, Facebook, Palantir

Hate speech, Palantir, Russia ads: What Zuckerberg didn't answer and what he wasn't asked

The Facebook CEO tactfully evaded the difficult questions thrown at him.

VOICES

 |  Bite Soldier  |  9-minute read
Harvard address, India Today group, Hate Speech, Fake news

Reject journalism that drives hate, worried about ratings: Rahul Kanwal's Harvard address

Those who like the government will say that we are way too critical. Those who hate the government will say that we are not critical enough.