U.S. intelligence officials warned last month about potential efforts by China, Russia and Iran to interfere in November's election. The accounts posted material both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
WhatsApp will allow users to share frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time, in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news through its platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to NASA, the Sun is not silent. But does it chant Om?
Hashtag Imran Khan trended with over 19,000 tweets as Twitter users criticised him for sharing a video of Bangladesh and attributing it to India.
Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in his petition, seeks the relief, alleging fake social media accounts are used to propagate 'fake and paid news' during elections.
The Supreme Court will hear petitions on social media regulation issues after the laws are formed.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.
Facebook Inc said that it cannot share the Aadhaar number with a third party as the content on its instant messaging WhatsApp was end-to-end encrypted and even they do not have access to it.
'I've never said this and I have no intentions of leaving the country. This is where I was born and this is where I'll die. I have nothing but contempt for The Fake News Brigade,' Shabana Azmi said.
Social media giant Facebook on Monday said it has removed 687 pages and accounts linked to individuals associated with an IT Cell of the Congress party as it cracks down on fake accounts and spam.
A message is frequently forwarded when it has been forwarded more than 4 times. Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India.
The CEO also appealed to the people to use the Election Commission's 'cVigil' app to report any violations of moral code of conduct like use of money, gifts, liquor, muscle power to influence voters or use of hate speech.
'Wing Commander Abhinandan does not have any official social media account on Twitter and Instagram,' the IAF said.
The board has located a number of uploads available on YouTube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers of subjects in which examinations are yet to be conducted.
Facebook said it has expanded its third-party fact-checking programme in India as the social networking giant looks to combat the spread of "fake news" on its platform ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said WhatsApp has conveyed that a number of steps have been taken by it to address the issue of fake news propagated using the platform.
WhatsApp will now limit users to forwarding a message only five times, in an attempt to cut down on the spread of misinformation.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.