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A screenshot of the message received by the administrators of The Ink Facebook page

News site seeks Rs 10 cr from Facebook, says posts blocked during farmer protest, 3 more times

The Ink has issued a legal notice to Facebook, threatening legal action if the amount is not paid within seven days of receipt.
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House panel on IT wants Facebook to share profiles of its India employees

Facebook India head Ajit Mohan and two other representatives were questioned on tech giant's mechanism to deal with hate posts and fake news.
The delegation of farmers unions at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, for talks with the government over the new farm laws on 1 December, 2020 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How IT professional from Punjab is using Twitter to support farm protests & counter criticism

New Delhi: Thousands of farmers have been camping around Delhi's borders since last week to protest against the central government's three new farm laws. As protests intensified, youth from Punjab decided to back the farmers and counter allegations through social media. One such campaign, started by 38-year-old Ludhiana IT professional Bhavjit Singh, aims to gather support for Punjab farmers and to counter the narrative that Khalistani agenda is being propagated under the garb of the farmers’ agitation. The campaign on Twitter, with the hashtag #Tractor2Twitter, was among the top trends Thursday. Several Twitter users, including Punjabi artistes, Congress leaders, official account of Aam Aadmi Party unit in Punjab, as well as Akali Dal leaders, posted tweets using this hashtag. The Twitter page that started running this hashtag gained over 7,000 followers, while the hashtag itself generated over 20,000 potential impressions on Twitter till Friday. Singh says he may have started the campaign, but...
The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

‘India-linked’ threat to Macron among first 6 cases taken up by Facebook content watchdog

According to the Facebook Oversight Board, the case is about a post on a group that ‘appears to exist for Muslims in India’.
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Intellectual tolerance to differing opinions is crucial test of principles

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Government exposes Aadhaar data

If India wants cross-border data, it must reform its laws and surveillance strategies

Any discussion on personal data access in India necessarily requires a reiteration of the Supreme Court's Puttaswamy verdict, which declared privacy a fundamental right.
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Twitter to revive controversial account verification system from early 2021

As part of the revamped process, Twitter said it may remove verification if a user’s account is dormant, or if it repeatedly breaks the company’s rules.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a forward base in Ladakh

Political ideology has a direct impact on Army’s leadership, and that’s a worry

Rajnath Singh doing Shastra puja looks like PR. India’s secular Army never made a big deal out of them.

Diana-mania gets a new Gen-Z makeover. Netflix is cashing in

From being dubbed a ‘Gone Girl’ figure to street style icon, Princess Diana has a new legion of fans among Gen-Z and millennials.
A file photo of the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

CBI books 17 over ‘life-threatening’ social media posts against Andhra Pradesh HC judges

The HC bench directed the CBI to submit a report in a sealed cover in eight weeks and posted the case to 14 December for further hearing.

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