30 Jun 2020
Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit
As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertiser 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.
12 Dec 2018
Pichai asked to explain why Googling 'idiot' returns Trump photos
When Google CEO Sundar Pichai, on Wednesday, appeared for his first Congressional hearing, he was asked why a Google image search for 'idiot' returns images of Donald Trump.
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
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.
19 Jul 2017
In parliament, MP Naresh Agarwal links Hindu gods with alcohol
There was uproar in Parliament after Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal seemed to link Hindu gods with alcohol.
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.
02 Feb 2017
Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments
Hate speech in India is prohibited under several sections of various laws.
4 Nov 2015
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.