Hate speech

Facebook's failure to pay attention to non-English languages allows hate speech to flourish

In interviews, administrators from the top three LGBTQI+ public Facebook pages of specified countries told that Facebook would often reject their reports of hate speech, even when the post clearly breached its Community Standards. In some cases, messages that were originally removed would be re-posted on appeal.

Jul 05, 2021, 13:05 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut maligned image of Mamata Banerjee: Activist lodges FIR against Bollywood actress

An activist and spokesperson Riju Dutta has registered an FIR against the Bollywood actress for allegedly spreading hate propaganda and inciting communal violence in West Bengal. He alleged that Kangana had intended to malign the image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee. 

May 07, 2021, 21:21 PM IST

Suvendu Adhikari, BJP’s Nandigram candidate, gets EC notice for alleged ‘hate speech’

The Election Commission has issued a notice to Suvendu Adhikari, the BJP candidate from Nandigram in West Bengal, for alleged hate speech made by him last month. He has been asked to respond to the notice within 24 hours.

Apr 09, 2021, 12:50 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Can spreading 'hate' in name of anti-France protest be termed right?

Bangladesh is a secular and democratic country like India and France, but the minority population living there cannot oppose the ideology of the majority.

Nov 03, 2020, 02:07 AM IST

Complaint against Kangana Ranaut in Mumbai court for 'spreading hate'

The complaint includes several of Ranaut`s tweets in which she had targeted politicians, Maharashtra Police and personalities from the Bollywood film industry.

Oct 23, 2020, 10:57 AM IST

Kim Kardashian and other celebs freeze Facebook, Instagram accounts to protest hate speech

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Orlando Bloom, Kerry Washington and Sacha Baron Cohen are among those also taking part in the protest. 

Sep 16, 2020, 19:16 PM IST

DMK MP RS Bharathi arrested for alleged hate speech, granted interim bail

Rajya Sabha MP and DMK Organising Secretary RS Bharathi was arrested on Saturday morning from his residence on charges of making alleged hate speech against the judges and people from scheduled castes (SC) community on February 14 this year.

May 23, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

BJP issues show-cause notice to Deoria MLA for controversial remarks against Muslims vendors

The BJP has issued a show-cause notice to its UP MLA Suresh Tiwari for allegedly asking people not to buy vegetables from Muslim vendors, remarks that attracted the party a lot of flak.

Apr 28, 2020, 21:09 PM IST

Stop buying vegetables from Muslim vendors, says Deoria BJP MLA, defends remarks

When questioned, the MLA confirmed to have made the remark and clarified that he had said it in context of those who recently attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi.

Apr 28, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Maharashtra Police registers 196 cases for spreading fake news, rumours and hate speech on social media

In the last 24 hours, 13 cases have been registered, out of that 10 are of hate speech over social media, it said. 

Apr 14, 2020, 20:19 PM IST

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking FIR against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi for hate speech

The plea has also sought registration of an FIR against Manish Sisodia, Amanatullah Khan, Waris Pathan and Akbaruddin Owaisi.

Feb 28, 2020, 08:12 AM IST

Delhi violence: High Court grants Centre 4 weeks to file reply on pleas seeking FIR against BJP leaders

Delhi High Court posted the matter for next hearing on 13 April

Feb 27, 2020, 15:15 PM IST

Tamil writer Nellai Kannan arrested for hate speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Kannan has been booked under Sections 504, 505(1) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code

Jan 02, 2020, 06:48 AM IST

Shun hate speech, UN tells leaders after US shootings

US Democrats accused President Donald Trump of stoking racial divisions after the weekend killing of 32 people in Texas and Ohio, but he responded with a condemnation of "racism, bigotry and white supremacy." UN rights spokesman Rupert Colville welcomed Trump`s remarks, though he also said the high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, backs stricter gun controls. 

Aug 06, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief and other military-linked pages, admits being 'too slow' to address hate speech

Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.

Aug 28, 2018, 13:19 PM IST

58 MPs, MLAs face cases of hate speech; most from BJP: ADR report

While political parties keep accusing each other of indulging in hate mongering, election affidavits of several lawmakers have revealed that at least 58 MPs and MLAs from across party lines have cases related to hate speech against them. As per a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), 15 sitting Lok Sabha MPs have declared cases related to hate speech against themselves. The analysis is based on the affidavits submitted by the candidates and MPs/MLAs prior to the last election they contested.

Apr 26, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: FIR against BJP MLA Sanjay Patil over alleged provocative speech

BJP MLA Sanjay Patil had won the Belgaum (Rural) seat in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly elections defeating independent candidate Kinekar Manohar Kallappa in a close contest. Congress candidate Lakshmi Hebbalkar had finished third.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet

The Home Ministry is examining a report to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Finns Party splits after leadership change and government crisis: MPs

Twenty of the party`s 37 MPs have broken away to form a more moderate faction called New Alternative. 

Jun 13, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

Google ''Project Owl'' to curb fake news in its Search

The Google update, codenamed "Project Owl," gives consumers two new ways to report what they perceive as problems in the Search results.

Apr 27, 2017, 10:06 AM IST