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Delhi Assembly panel to issue ‘final notice’ to FB after

NEW DELHI: A Delhi Assembly panel decided on Tuesday to issue a “final notice” to Facebook after no representative appeared before the committee that is hearing allegations against the social media giant. During proceedings, Peace and Harmony Committee Chairman and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said non-appearance of any Facebook representative before the panel was not […]Read More

Hate speech issue: Parliamentary panel on IT summons Facebook on

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology has summoned Facebook on September 2 to discuss the issue of alleged misuse of social media platforms in the wake of claims that the US firm did not apply hate speech rules to certain BJP politicians. A day before, the panel will also discuss the issue […]Read More

Facebook to engage external auditors to validate its content review

Social media giant Facebook has said it will engage with external auditors to conduct an independent audit of its metrics and validate the numbers published in its Community Standards Enforcement Report. The US-based company first began sharing metrics on how well it enforces its content policies in May 2018, to track its work across six […]Read More

Measures in place to detect fake news, hate speech, objectionable

NEW DELHI: Online social media platform Facebook has claimed in the Delhi High Court that it has put in place measures like community standards, third party fact checkers, reporting tools and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent the spread of inappropriate or objectionable content like hate speech and fake news. Facebook, however, has submitted before […]Read More

India, with 12 nations, leads initiative at UN to counter

UNITED NATIONS: India, along with 12 other countries, has led an initiative here aimed at spreading fact-based content to counter misinformation on the coronavirus, with over 130 nations endorsing the global call to fight the “infodemic” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the initiative by Australia, Chile, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, […]Read More

UK media watchdog fines Zakir Naik’s Peace TV 300,000 pounds

LONDON: UK’s media watchdog Ofcom has fined controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV network 300,000 pounds for broadcasting “hate speech” and “highly offensive” content in the country. The London-based regulator for the communications services in the UK has fined licence holders of Peace TV Urdu 200,000 pounds and Peace TV 100,000 pounds for breaking […]Read More