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Hate Speech

SC says hate speech can’t contribute to democracy, repudiates right to equality

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday said in a polity committed to pluralism, hate speech cannot conceivably contribute in any legitimate way to democracy and, in fact, repudiates the right to equality. The observation came from...

Plea in SC seeks Centre to hold FB, Twitter, WA responsible for spreading hate speech

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to issue direction to the Centre to hold social media companies -- Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram etc -- directly responsible for spreading hate speeches among...

To reduce fake content, Twitter to launch ‘read before you retweet’ prompt

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To help promote informed discussion and reduce spread of fake, harmful content, Twitter will very soon launch a new prompt on Android for the users to open and read the article first before retweeting. After a...

Facebook says will purge hateful posts by public figures in India

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Facing intense political heat in India over its alleged role in favouring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on its platform, social networking giant Facebook on Friday clarified its position, saying it has removed and...

Removing hate speech ‘right thing’ to do: Facebook COO

San Francisco (IANS) Facing ad boycott from more than 400 advertisers, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that the company is working to remove hate speech on the platform not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, because...

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