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French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

July 06, 2019 4:34 pm

Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France's National Assembly on Friday.

Facebook to deploy task force in upcoming assembly elections to check hate speech

October 07, 2018 12:20 am

Facebook blocks content using automation as well as through experts after scrutinising it. The social media major has developed its guidelines based on feedback from local community experts.

Hate speech-detecting AIs easily fooled by humans: Study

September 17, 2018 3:04 pm

Many popular social media and online platforms use hate speech detectors. However, bad grammar and awkward spelling - intentional or not - might make toxic social media comments harder for AI detectors to spot.

Meerut BJP MP booked for ‘speech inciting religious sentiments’

May 27, 2018 1:53 am

The case is based on a speech she gave on Tuesday in Kairana Lok Sabha constituency, which will see a by-election on May 28.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan tells Facebook to move faster on hate speech

May 04, 2018 7:02 am

UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said in March that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in the country. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown last August.

BJP lawmakers top the list in hate speech related cases: ADR

April 25, 2018 8:17 pm

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked BJP leaders to refrain from making "irresponsible" statements, saying such comments hurt the party's image.

Remove hate speech videos: Court to Google

November 03, 2017 2:33 am

Additional Civil Judge Jasjeet Kaur restrained Google India from “uploading and publishing” any video containing hate speeches and derogatory remarks against any religion.

Case booked against Hindu outfit leader for provocative speech

September 22, 2017 4:18 pm

An individual complaint had been filed by one K Aziz asking the police to register a case against Karanth for allegedly using "derisive" language against the police officer identifying him with a religion.

Hindu outfit leader booked for ‘hate speech’

September 12, 2017 4:24 am

At an event at Paravur in Ernakulam district on September 8, Sasikala had allegedly advised secular writers to do ‘Mruthunjaya Homam’ (a ritual to escape death) to avoid untimely death, otherwise they would become victims like Gauri Lankesh.

German bill is not the right way to combat speech, says Facebook

May 30, 2017 7:01 pm

Facebook hits back at Germany for enacting a new law to impose up to a whopping 50 million euros in fine on social networks if they fail to remove hate speech and fake news quickly from their platforms, saying it wasn't the right away to achieve these goals.


TMC encouraging hooliganism: BJP

January 06, 2016 11:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli on Wednesday said that the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) is encouraging hooliganism and spreading communalism in the state in regard to the TMC leader's hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that when a party leader compares a Prime Minister with terrorists and the party keeps silent it indicates the party is in support of it. He added that the language used by TMC political leader is not nationalist.