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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.

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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


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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 2.21.120.9 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.


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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".


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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