The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.
Manning was recently released from a US military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in US history.
Relatives of victims of the San Bernardino shootout are suing the online giants for allowing ISIS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
Crucial events over the last month, which will decide the fate of the beleaguered $16-billion mining project, have sparked a surprising amount of pro-Adani tweets.
With climate change leading to increasing disasters, effectively using social media data and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Whether Tata Tea or Pepsi, the ads mock the work done by activists, reducing them to caricatures.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
Pepsi was heavily criticised for coopting resistance movements for profit and using Kendall Jenner to evoke Black Lives Matter in its new ad.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Pakistan and can carry the death penalty.
Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that’s not going to happen, how else can it be kept safe?
Mexicans are increasingly using social media as a tool to discuss and protest.
The unprecedented accessibility to the president-elect was highlighted as he returned calls to reporters trying to get in touch with him.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
This week’s column looks at the point behind sharing videos of the Bengaluru assault, Kim Kardashian’s calculated return to social media and emotional work.
Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the US has raised interest after President-elect Donald Trump said last month he would reconsider the long-standing ‘one China’ policy.
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
Trump called Streep an “overrated actress” which resulted inTwitter hashtag #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated trending with users listing other issues Trump has dismissed.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
Donald Trump’s penchant for using Twitter in a much more spontaneous context has left the State Department puzzled as to how his tweets should be treated.
The Twitter account of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, who garnered followers worldwide with her updates from Aleppo, has become inactive.
Microsoft declines to commit itself; IBM, Google and Apple do not respond after two weeks.
Trump, who vowed during his campaign he would label China a currency manipulator, continued some of his hard-line rhetoric on Sunday.
The police said they were trying to locate the suspect by tracking the IP address used to break into the official account of the Congress leader.
A new report from the Software Freedom Law Centre highlights the different kinds of harassment faced online and makes recommendations on how this could be curbed at the user and online intermediary level.
American political discourse in 2016 seems to have run on two self-contained, never-overlapping sets of information.
More than just accounting for Donald Trump’s rise, the profit motive in the digital media game has made it easier to spread false or defamatory information.
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
The real questions surrounding the ‘sex scandal’ have little to do with who sacked whom and a lot to do with the way in which we think that sex itself is a morally objectionable act.
White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers located mostly in the US use Twitter with “relative impunity”, the report said.
Hindustani vocalist singer brothers and Padma Bhushan awardees Rajan and Sajan Mishra were also refused the same Tier 5 visa that Khan had applied for. The celebrated Indian artists were slated to perform at the annual Darbar Festival in London in September.
The mainstream media has knocked Brazil for the Zika virus, doping scandals and safety concerns. But citizen social media users, by revealing an alternate narrative, could even the score for Rio.