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India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

Spread of fake news through social media is a serious problem in the country today. We all come across fake news, misinformation or disinformation through videos, memes and through other such digital forms of communication almost on a daily basis. An important cause of the problem is that receivers believe anything sent to them over…

Delhi Court dismisses Tharoor’s plea to bring tweets by Sunanda on record

Delhi Court dismisses Tharoor’s plea to bring tweets by Sunanda on record

On Thursday i.e. 30th January 2020 a Delhi court dismissed a plea of Shashi Tharoor (Congress MP) seeking to place before it certain tweets of his deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar before her death in 2014. Tharoor, the only real accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, had told the Hon’ble court that…

Defamation on Social Media

Defamation on Social Media

The use of social media has revolutionized the way people interact with each other and the way information is shared and accessed. This ease of communication has given way much freedom for people to interact without any hindrances. Internet and social media have definitely made lives better and more connected than ever. However, the onset…

Right of Speech and Expression on Internet

Right of Speech and Expression on Internet

The Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for “speakers,”.  Political candidates, cultural critics, students — anyone who wants to express an opinion about anything — can make their thoughts available to a world-wide audience far more easily than has ever been possible before.  A large and growing group of Internet participants have seized that opportunity. Pornography, hate…

US Court of Appeals : President Trump violated first Amendment by blocking twitter users critical of him

US Court of Appeals : President Trump violated first Amendment by blocking twitter users critical of him

After second circuit, it was held by the US court of Appeals that the US President Donald Trump violated First Amendment by blocking and excluding selective users of twitter with disagreement and critical views about him which further led to discrimination based on expressing political outlook. According to the judgement passed by circuit judges namely…