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Don’t believe or forward WhatsApp messages without verification: Rajnath Singh

“I want to tell SSB jawans not to believe such messages and forward to anyone without verification as anti-national elements have been trying to foment trouble in the society,” Rajnath Singh said.

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Kids with cell phones more at risk of cyberbullying: Study

The findings showed that children who owned cell phones were significantly more likely to report being a victim of cyberbullying, especially in grades 3 and 4. The increased risk could be tied to increased opportunity and vulnerability.

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This dad’s hilarious birthday wish for his daughter is cracking up the Internet

A Twitter post where a dad is wishing his daughter happy birthday has gone viral on the internet. This post could definitely go down as one of the funniest dad jokes of all times. It has got a number of replies about people laughing so hard and calling her dad ‘savage’.

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Hindu Yuva Vahini men beat up student over online comments

HYV activists had uploaded a picture of a Hindu god on a social media site, on which the student from another community allegedly posted derogatory comments, said Allahaganj police station in-charge Ashotosh Singh.

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We are curating our lives for social media, it is not who we really are

The Facebook post is a reflection of what we project but what we search on Google is a reflection of what we are at our most insecure (and honest), as per research by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist and author of Everybody Lies

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In view of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary, J-K Police orders blocking of social media sites

The block on sites is on apprehension of misuse of internet services by anti-national elements causing deterioration in law and order situation, as reported by ANI. The order will continue until further notice.

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BJP using social media to spread rumour: Mamata Banerjee

“The police alone cannot do everything. These Shanti Bahinis will be in every booth of the state. Local police stations will form Shanti Bahinis involving the youth, students and peace-loving people from the locality,” Banerjee said.

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Germany’s ‘Facebook law’ on social media abuse is significant, and here’s why

Last week, the German parliament approved a plan to fine social media networks up to 50 million euros ($57 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression. It makes FB, Twitter accountable.

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Two booked for posting objectionable picture of woman on social media

The complainant told the police that she came to know about the obscene pictures from a friend who told her that the minor girl had allegedly posted the objectionable stuff and also tagged the complainant’s friends.

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Air India to retired staff: Stop trashing carrier on social media, or lose retirement perks

An office order issued on June 21 and signed by Executive Director (CA) Aruna Gopalakrishnan states: “It has been noticed in the recent past that few retired personnel of Air India are tarnishing the image of the company by posting negative remarks…”

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Pinarayi Vijayan criticises increasing trend of fake news, photographs on social media

The trend of using social media platforms for character assassination, trigger communal tension and post anti-women comments is on a rise, Pinarayi Vijayan said, adding even ‘responsible persons’ of the society indulge in such actions.

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Privacy of cyborgs

Harvard’s decision to rescind admission based on Facebook posts sparks questions on shifting nature of the public sphere.

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MP youth held over social media post on farmers’ stir

The youth had been arrested after the cyber cell of MP police informed the district police about the post. “We found that he had no criminal background. He shared the message with his friends,” Chaudhary said.

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Man booked for posting offensive picture of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

The accused is absconding since the incident. The action was taken against him after some BJP activists protested against the social media post, circle officer Sukcham Prakash said.

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Textbook tells students to write emails as short as skirts, sparks row in Delhi University

Professor C B Gupta expressed regret for hurting people’s sentiments and said that the analogy was taken from an article by a foreign author. “I have already deleted the statement from my book. I will also advise the publisher to remove the content before publishing the latest edition,” he said.