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Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

Facebook Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which it attributed to technology improvements for automatically identifying text and images.

May 13, 2020, 08:40 AM IST

Mumbai University professor sent on leave for criticising Rahul Gandhi's remark on Veer Savarkar

The professor had put up a video blog on December 14 on Facebook criticising Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on Veer Savarkar.

Jan 15, 2020, 09:29 AM IST

Arun Jaitley slams opposition on his Facebook post

Arun Jaitley has slammed Opposition on his Facebook post on Balakot Airstrike and other issues.

Apr 16, 2019, 07:26 AM IST

Correct the wrongs of last 15 years: Rahul's Facebook message to Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi, in a Facebook post, urged people of Madhya Pradesh to vote for Congress.

Nov 27, 2018, 20:12 PM IST

Arun Jaitley attacks Congress, calls Gandhi family ‘officially glamorised and blue-blooded'

In a fresh Facebook post, Jaitley has said that Congress party still considers only a great surname as a political brand. 

Nov 27, 2018, 14:43 PM IST

Attack on judge's wife and son: Gunner's mother, cousin detained; police trying to decode accused's Facebook post

Gurugram Police have detained the mother and cousin of the accused security guard.

Oct 15, 2018, 10:33 AM IST

Congress mocks Jaitley again, says he should write Facebook post on who is India's FM

While attacking the BJP regime, the Congress party also sought to know if the country under the Narendra Modi government has become a "banana republic". 

Jul 14, 2018, 06:03 AM IST

After petrol price rise, P Chidambaram attacks Narendra Modi government over proposed changes in civil service rules

After attacking the Narendra Modi over sky-rocketing petrol prices, Congress veteran P Chidambaram has now slammed the BJP dispensation for attempting to alter the civil service rules.

May 23, 2018, 19:59 PM IST

End exploitation by matrimonial sites and brokers: Kerala woman's Facebook post on matrimony goes viral

A message posted on Facebook by a Kerala woman on matrimony has gone viral on social media. 

May 02, 2018, 23:26 PM IST

Facebook group admins can now ban members from commenting

Admins can also remove members who violate their community`s rules from multiple groups they manage in a single click, Facebook said.

Oct 27, 2017, 16:37 PM IST

Modi govt to detect tax evaders via information from Instagram, Facebook post

The government will sniff out tax evaders from information posted on Instagram and Facebook.

Jul 28, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

Man, who masturbated at woman, threatened to rape her in Mumbai local train, arrested

The incident, that shook the entire nation, the Mumbai railway police on Thursday arrested the man, accused of masturbating at a 22-year-old woman on a local train.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

West Bengal govt rushes 400 paramilitary troops after communal clashes break out in North 24 Paraganas

Communal clashes have broken out in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal over an "objectionable" post on Facebook, prompting the state government to rush 400 troops of paramilitary BSF on Tuesday to assist the police in containing the situation.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee says communal violence breaks out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over objectionable Facebook post

A communal violence broke out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district over an objectionable post on Facebook on Tuesday. 

Jul 04, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Eve-teasing incident in Mangaluru: youth held after Facebook post by girl

Rizwan (29), the owner of the scooter and a resident of Jeppu near here, was arrested yesterday, police said.

Jul 01, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

Zuckerberg described this `new mission` as an extension of Facebook`s original mantra that will guide the company over the next decade.

Jun 23, 2017, 11:39 AM IST

Hindu Yuva Vahini demands action over FB post against soldiers

Members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini on Thursday protested here against a student's Facebook post condemning Indian soldiers deployed in Kashmir and sought police action against her.

Jun 08, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

In a first, Swiss court fines man for ''liking'' posts on Facebook

Beware as even `liking` a controversial post on Facebook can land you in trouble. In a first such case, a Switzerland court has fined a man over $4,000 just for clicking the "like" button on comments that a judge deemed defamatory.

May 31, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Arrested Thai activist to receive S Korean human rights award

A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

May 18, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Hurt over being reprimanded by BJP MLA, UP IPS officer expresses her anguish on Facebook

A woman IPS officer has taken to Facebook to express her anguish after she was reprimanded for taking action gainst some protesters.

May 08, 2017, 16:36 PM IST