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Proposed rules for social media, online platforms detrimental to privacy and free speech, feel experts

One of the amendments being mulled in the IT intermediary rules will require social media and other online platforms to enable tracing out of originators of information as needed by government agencies that are legally authorised.

Dec 24, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

Jawaharlal Nehru's constitutional amendment curbing free speech may have been unconstitutional: Arun Jaitley

The First Amendment may not stand judicial scrutiny under the 'Basic Structure Doctrine', Jaitley speculated.

Jul 06, 2018, 14:48 PM IST

Donald Trump threatened to be sued for blocking users on Twitter

They argued that Trump`s Twitter account was a public forum, and banning users from viewing or engaging with his tweets based on their viewpoints suppresses free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Jun 09, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

Govt should not have any interference in working of the media: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on the need for freedom of speech for the press and said external control of media is not good for society.

Nov 16, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

Universities should be bastions of free speech, debate: President Mukherjee

At the first convocation of Nalanda University, he said the varsity reflects an idea, a culture which flourished for 1,200 years before it was destroyed in the 13th century.

Aug 27, 2016, 18:23 PM IST

DNA: List of World's 'most racially intolerant' countries

Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood’s leading men, has reopened a debate about tolerance and free expression in India, prompting a torrent of criticism on social media.

Nov 24, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

DNA: Reality check on how Muslims are treated around the world

Watch a reality check on how Muslims are treated around the world and how no country is better than India for Muslims.

Nov 24, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of Aamir Khan's 'intolerance' remark

Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood’s leading men, has reopened a debate about tolerance and free expression in India, prompting a torrent of criticism on social media.

Nov 24, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress

The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the US continue sending it USD 1.3 billion in mostly military aid.

Jun 09, 2015, 02:04 AM IST

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May 29, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

IIT student group banned for criticising Modi govt, what next? asks Rahul

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led NDA government and asked what will be it's next move after banning the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) students from reportedly criticising the Prime Minister.

May 29, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets that cross red line from free speech

Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse.

Apr 17, 2015, 08:56 AM IST

Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets

Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse.

Apr 17, 2015, 01:20 AM IST

SC ruling on Section 66A must be hailed but abuse on social media is not acceptable

Supreme Court of India’s recent ruling on 2009 amendment to the IT Act, which curbed free speech on social media, as being in contravention of the spirit of the Indian Constitution is something tha

Mar 31, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Government welcomes SC judgment on Section 66A: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to quash Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, on Tuesday, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said people in power should be tolerant and liberal towards criticism.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder

Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation.

Mar 01, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Nothing rattles Scandinavian fight for free speech

Insults, axe attacks and bullets -- nothing deters Scandinavian journalists and cartoonists in the crosshairs of radical jihadists from free speech even if it means living under permanent police protection.

Feb 20, 2015, 07:02 AM IST

Copenhagen shootings an attack on free speech, religious freedom: David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that the shootings in Copenhagen, that happened on 14 February 2015, were an attack on free speech and religious freedom.

Feb 15, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

China has 649 million people online, less are microblogging

China has 649 million people online, but they are drifting away from microblogging sites after a government crackdown on free speech.

Feb 03, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

Charlie Hebdo attack: Salman Rushdie defends absolute right of free speech

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book "The Satanic Verses" drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, is defending the absolute right of free speech.

Jan 16, 2015, 10:21 AM IST