Monday, Sep 27, 2021


Taliban Fire Afghan Cricket Board Chief Shinwari, Naseebullah Haqqani Is New Boss

Sep 21, 2021 PTI

Shinwari was replaced by Naseebullah Haqqani, the announcement of which has already been made on the Afghanistan Cricket Board Facebook page.

‘I ask for your forgiveness’; What Big B Said After a Fan Asked Him Why He Endorses Paan Masala

Sep 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan responded to his ‘top fan’ on Facebook, who questioned the actor about signing an endorsement deal.

India Produces Largest Amount Of Covid-19 Misinformation: US Study

India, the US, Brazil and Spain are affected the most by Covid-19 misinform. 66.87 per cent of the misinformation among all social media platforms originates on Facebook, the study said.

Australian Court Rules Media Liable For Publishing Defamatory Facebook Comments

Sep 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The High Court dismissed an argument by some of Australia's largest media organisations — Fairfax Media Publications, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel — that for people to be publishers, they must be aware of the defamatory content and intend to convey it.

Facebook Launches 'Small Business Loans Initiative' In India

India is the first country for Facebook where this programme is getting rolled out.

19 August, 2021

Facebook Removed 31.5 Million Pieces Of Content For Hate Speech In Q2

Outlook Web Bureau

The prevalence of hate speech content on Facebook declined in the second quarter to 5 views for every 10,000 content views globally.

17 August, 2021

Facebook Says It Has Banned All Content Related To Or Supporting Taliban

Outlook Web Desk

The social media company says it has a dedicated team of Afghan experts to monitor and remove content linked to the insurgent group.

09 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Among World's Top Trends; India 'Loudest' Country On Facebook During Tokyo Olympics

Outlook Web Bureau

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra gained a whopping 2.6 million Instagram followers (+1900% increase)

22 July, 2021

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.

19 July, 2021

SC Orders Immediate Release Of Manipuri Activist Detained Under NSA Over Facebook Post

Outlook Web Desk

Erendro Leichombam was detained on May 13 under NSA over a Facebook post in which he said that cow dung or cow urine will not cure Covid-19.

18 July, 2021

Egypt Releases Two Activists And Journalist Amid US Concerns Over Detentions

Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday, state security prosecutors ordered the release of the three pending ongoing investigations into charges against them

17 July, 2021

World Emoji Day: Here’s How Tech Giants Such As Google And Facebook Are Revamping Emojis

Outlook Web Bureau

Every year, new emojis are added and at the moment, the next major update, Emoji 14.0 is in the works.

15 July, 2021

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages Now Available For iOS Users: Here’s How To Use

Outlook Web Bureau

The feature is available with version of WhatsApp beta for iOS on testflight.

14 July, 2021

Donald Trump Files Suit Against Facebook, Twitter And Google; Here’s Why

Deutsche Welle

The suit, filed at the US Federal District Court in Miami, Florida, seeks to have Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act overturned.

09 July, 2021

Delhi Can’t Afford February 2020 Like Riots, Facebook Role Must Be Looked Into: Supreme Court

Outlook Web Bureau

Entities like Facebook, which has around 270 million users in India, have to remain accountable to those who entrust them with such power, the Supreme Court said.

08 July, 2021

Delhi Riots: SC Says Facebook Has To Appear Before Panel But Can't Be Forced To Answer

Outlook Web Bureau

The apex court rejected the plea of Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan against summons issued by Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony committee in connection with the 2020 riot probe.

05 July, 2021

Facebook’s Failure To Pay Heed To Non-English Languages Furthering Hate Speech: Australian Researchers

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook has long had a problem with the scale and scope of hate speech on its platform in Asia.

03 July, 2021

TMC MLA Says 'Controversial' FB Post Was 'Emotional Outburst', Shouldn't Be Politicised

Outlook Web Desk

Dalit writer-turned MLA Manoranjan Byapari said that his controversial Facebook post in which he had stated he was 'feeling suffocated in politics' shouldn't be politicised because it was an "emotional outburst".

Photo Gallery

An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

People line up at an Apple Store to buy the latest iPhone 13 handsets in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of...


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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?


A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

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Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu