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Hate Speech

Facebook Removed 31.5 Million Pieces Of Content For Hate Speech In Q2

Aug 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The prevalence of hate speech content on Facebook declined in the second quarter to 5 views for every 10,000 content views globally.

Anti-Muslim Slogans: BJP Leader And 5 Others Arrested By Delhi Police

Aug 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Former BJP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay over a case of inflammatory and anti-Muslim slogans being raised at a rally organised by him in Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

Communal Slogans In Delhi: Minorities Commission Asks Police Chief What Action Was Taken

The move comes following outrage after videos of incendiary slogans that were allegedly raised at an event organised by Supreme Court lawyer and former Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay went viral on social media.

UNITED SIKHS Seeks Stricter Gun Laws In USA

Apr 21, 2021 Outlook Correspondent

UNITED SIKHS called upon the executive branches to declare such types of crimes, including race and ethnicity, hate-based crimes, a crisis and a national emergency.

Hate Speech Case: Sharjeel Usmani To Appear Before Pune Police On Wednesday

Activist Sharjeel Usmani has been accused of hurting ‘religious sentiments’ through a speech he delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave in January

10 October, 2020

‘My Petition Against Hate Speech Will Have A Wider Impact’: Brinda Karat On Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma Case

Preetha Nair

Karat spoke to Outlook about why she thinks the hate speeches had a direct impact on North East Delhi riots that took place in February.

04 October, 2020

Politics, Promises And The Reality

Sasi Kumar

The negative rhetoric seems to be dividing America on political and racial lines. Instead of making America great again, this divide is pitching citizens against citizens and building hatred and animosity.

24 September, 2020

Delhi Riots: Congress leader Salman Khurshid, CPM Leader Brinda Karat Named In Chargesheet


The Delhi riots charge sheet said that the protected witness have stated in the statement recorded, under section 161, that several big names like politician Udit Raj, Khurshid, Karat had come to the Khureji protest site and gave "provocative speech".

15 September, 2020

Delhi Riots: Facebook Official Skips Delhi Assembly Panel Proceedings, To Get 'Last Chance'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi Assembly panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in February that left 53 dead and over 400 injured.

12 September, 2020

Delhi Riots: Delhi Assembly Panel Summons Facebook Officials Over Hate Speech Row

Outlook Web Bureau

The panel had earlier said that prima facie it had found that Facebook was complicit in aggravating the Delhi riots in northeast Delhi in February that left 53 dead and over 400 injured.

03 September, 2020

Under Pressure, Facebook Bans BJP’s Raja Singh For Hate Speech

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook had earlier taken down some posts by BJP leader T Raja Singh after a US-based publication had reported on an alleged bias favouring the ruling party.


24 August, 2020

Social Media Needs New, Transparent Rulebook For Moderation

Ekta Kumar

Facebook has been criticised for its handling of hate speech. It’s an issue that it has been grappling with for years, as so much can lie in between. But the world of social media keeps evolving, so should the rulebook.

19 August, 2020

Face The Book Of Digital Monopolies: Why India Must Develop Swadeshi Apps

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Now that the bugle call of Atmanirbhar Bharat has been raised, one has to put money where the mouth is and start supporting the Indian apps. It is high time that the government and public institutions chart out a glide path away from digital monopolies that are not completely under the control of the Republic of India.

31 May, 2020

Casteist Remarks Made During Phone Call, Away From Public View, Not An Offence: Court


'Merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate the complainant who besides being Sarpanch, belongs to Scheduled Caste community,' the court said.

10 May, 2020

'No Muslim Staff': Bakery Owner In Chennai Arrested For Offensive Advertisement

Outlook Web Bureau

A bakery owner in Chennai has been arrested for an advertisement that gave a wrong impression about Muslims.

28 April, 2020

'Don't Buy Vegetables From Muslims,' Says BJP MLA, Defends Remarks

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP MLA defended his remarks and said that he was merely responding to the complaints of the people who alleged that Muslims vendors spit on vegetables to spread Coronavirus.

19 April, 2020

'Have To Start Our Own Platforms': Kangana Ranaut Asks Govt To 'Demolish' Twitter

Outlook Web Bureau

Kangana's sister Rangoli's verified Twitter account was suspended recently after her post was reported by several people who considered it a hate tweet.


16 April, 2020

Rangoli Chandel's Twitter Handle Suspended Over Hate Speech


Rangoli Chandel has a history of sharing tweets that have been widely criticised for inciting hate.

Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.

PTI Photo/S. Irfan

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar

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