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India  /  Published 26.11.20

Kerala repeals law against free speech

The Kerala government on Wednesday repealed a new penal provision against “publishing or disseminating” offensive content, bowing to widespread criticism of a four-day-old law that had bee...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

North East  /  Published 08.11.20

FB tags as false Assam minister’s post

A Facebook post by Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma claiming that a crowd raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans while receiving AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal at Silchar airport...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 17.10.20

Sushant: 'fake news' lawyer held

The cyber cell of Mumbai police on Friday arrested a lawyer from Delhi for allegedly spreading fake news and conspiracy theories on social media over the deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his f...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.10.20

Centre: steps in place to curb fake news

The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it is aware of the dangers of fake news on social media platforms and rules have been framed under the Intermediaries Guidelines -- which regulate social ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 16.09.20

FB: Delhi poll secret is out

While Facebook has heralded improvements to its fight against disinformation in the US, it has been slow to deal with fake accounts that have affected elections around the world, according to a post p...
By Our Bureau, New York Times News Service in Oakland, California

Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

Arrests for Puja fake message on curfew

Two men have been arrested in Sodepur and Baranagar on the city’s northern outskirts on charges of circulating a fake message of curfew during Durga Puja on social media, police said.  Raj...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.20

Social media test for TMCP members

MLA from Bankura’s Bishnupur Tusharkanti Bhattacharya, who had left Trinamul to join the BJP after the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, returned to Trinamul on Friday. Battacharya had won from Bishnupur se...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.20

Golden wings

Sir — Journalism is in a state of considerable flux. New digital platforms have unleashed innovative journalistic practices that enable novel forms of communication and greater global reach than...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Fake news hits Odisha VIPs

Social media can be a dangerous source of information because a lot of unverified news is shared on the medium. But such is our dependence on social media that sometimes not only ordinary people but a...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 18.08.20

Shringla scheduled to visit Dhaka

Indian foreign secretary Harsh V. Shringla is scheduled to travel to Dhaka on Tuesday in the first overseas diplomatic engagement since the pandemic brought travel to a halt and comes in the wake of B...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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