Hate Speech: News

Hate speech: SC slams news channels, seeks government's strict stand

The Supreme Court stated on Friday that news anchors who attempt to divide society through their shows should be taken off air.

10 Jul 2022


Ajmer clerics' hate speech against Nupur Sharma affects shrine's footfall

After the arrest of Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for alleged inflammatory comments against the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the footfall at the Sufi shrine in the Rajasthani city has fallen considerably.

02 Jun 2022


Facebook and Instagram see jump in hate speech, violent content

Meta has released a report that suggests an increase in hate speech on Facebook and a jump in violent content on Instagram.

Hate speech: Supreme Court pulls up Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh governments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the BJP-led Uttarakhand government to ensure Roorkee's upcoming "Dharam Sansad" doesn't turn into a "hate fest" targeting Muslims.

04 Apr 2022


'If a Muslim becomes PM...': Narsinghanand booked for hate speech

The Delhi Police have booked religious leader Yati Narsinghanand for alleged hate speeches at a 'Hindu Mahapanchayat' on Sunday.

12 Jan 2022


Dharma Sansad: Uttarakhand gets SC notice after plea seeks probe

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Uttarakhand government over alleged hate speech at a Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar in December.

28 Dec 2021


Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after hate speeches at 'Dharam Sansad'

A senior Indian diplomat at the High Commission in Islamabad was called by Pakistan's foreign ministry on Monday over hate speech at a recent 'Dharam Sansad.'

23 Dec 2021


Haridwar Police awaits complaint after calls for Muslim genocide

Controversial remarks on Muslim genocide at a three-day summit in Haridwar, Uttarakhand have sparked communal tensions.

26 May 2021

New York City

Train driver pulls timely brakes, saves man pushed onto tracks

An Indian-origin driver in the US stopped his train and saved an Asian man who was pushed onto tracks in an apparent hate crime incident, according to media reports.

27 Oct 2020


Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row

On Tuesday, Ankhi Das stepped down as the head of Facebook's public policy in India, South Asia, and Central Asia.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

12 Sep 2020


Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

03 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

29 Aug 2020


Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

25 Aug 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

30 Jun 2020


Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

06 May 2020


Now, Twitter warns against replying with mean, harmful tweets

If you often lose your temper during Twitter arguments and end up saying mean things to others, be prepared to be reprimanded by the microblogging giant.

06 Mar 2020


Twitter to ban dehumanizing remarks based on age, disability, diseases

In a bid to curb cases of online hate, Twitter has taken the step to ban the dehumanization of users on the basis of their age, disability, or disease.

10 Nov 2019


Why are Twitter users switching to the social platform Mastodon?

Ever since Twitter suspended the account of the Supreme Court lawyer twice, several users of the micro-blogging site have been moving to the alternative social network Mastodon.

28 Mar 2019


Facebook moves to curb white nationalism, separatism on platform

Facebook announced yesterday it will ban praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism as part of a stepped-up crackdown on hate speech.

27 Sep 2018


Twitter banning 'dehumanizing language' to prevent offline harm

"You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm" - this could soon be the newest addition in Twitter rules.

04 Jul 2018


Not returning to India until I feel 'safe': Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who is staying abroad to evade arrest in India, today said he would not return home till he felt "safe".

22 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Minutes before murder, Shujaat Bukhari said hate-campaign was "getting shriller"

Minutes before his cold-blooded murder, esteemed journalist Shujaat Bukhari had warned a friend about an online hate-campaign, saying it was "getting shriller."

02 May 2018


Facebook adds a 'clear history' option after privacy scandal

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has now announced the addition of a 'clear history' option which allows users to clear their browsing history on Facebook.

19 Dec 2017


Twitter enforces anti-abuse rules: Nazis, racists may finally get banned

For years, Twitter has been criticized for failing to curb online abuse and protect its users from hate-speech, harassment, and bullying.

25 Nov 2017


Allahabad HC gags media from reporting in Yogi's hate-speech case

The Allahabad HC banned the media from reporting on the proceedings of the 2008 Gorakhpur hate speech case; UP CM Yogi Adityanath is the prime accused.

26 Oct 2017


NIA files chargesheet against Zakir for hate speeches, inciting violence

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a 50-page chargesheet in a special court in Mumbai against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for inciting youth to engage in terror activities, giving hate speeches, promoting enmity between communities and diverting money for anti-India activity.

20 Aug 2017


Government to strengthen existing laws to curb offensive online speech

In 2015, the Supreme Court quashed Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, calling it "unconstitutional".

09 Aug 2017


Google bats for gender equality, ends up hating free speech

Google has fired James Damore, the man behind the anti-diversity memo that caused widespread outcry both within and outside the firm in the last few days.

09 Aug 2017


Why this man showered Twitter with really hateful tweets

Twitter has been under fire lately for not curbing online hate and abuse.

30 Jun 2017


Germany: Social media giants may face €50m fines over hate-speech

In a bid to regulate hate speech on social media, the German Parliament voted in favour of a law that mandates social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter to take down posts containing hate speech or criminal content.

MHA to SC: Hate speech law necessary

Responding to a petition filed by BJP-leader Subramanian Swamy, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told SC that hate speech should be treated as a criminal offence.