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Farrukh Dhondy | Getting the news from TikTok and social media: Will bid to ban work?

TikTok Ban Controversy Sparks Debate Over Free Speech and Foreign Ownership

30 Mar 2024 12:03 AM

Shashidhar Nanjundaiah | Threats to free speech rise as global conflicts intensify

In India, we have been making cautious adjustments to our understanding of free speech by watching the goings-on all around us.

20 Dec 2023 12:03 AM

Kishwar Desai | Nigel Farage gets ‘uncancelled’; no such hope for J.K. Rowling

If the cancel culture becomes a global movement — then one wonders if, one day soon, her books can be even be published without her name?

07 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | Of free speech and the Left, of Asians in UK & ‘cancel culture’

All The Spectator’s writers, boobies and cry-babies, protest against the “cancel culture” which denies the likes of Suella a platform

25 Mar 2023 12:14 AM

AA Edit | It’s free speech vs hate

The life of a hermit was forced upon him for at least 10 years after a fatwa was put out in 1989 by late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini

15 Aug 2022 9:00 AM


MHA asks states to order cops not to register cases under scrapped section of IT Act

Recently, the SC had said that it was shocking that the judgment striking down the law has not been implemented even now

14 Jul 2021 11:57 PM

Shashidhar Nanjundaiah | Twitter vs Govt: Free speech, interrupted…

The role of social media in the current framework is not quite as simple, but whether they are completely hands-off is debatable

19 Jun 2021 7:07 AM

Facebook and Twitter rejects populate conservative social network of uncensored racism and bigotry

Parler, founded in Nevada in 2018, bills itself as an alternative to “ideological suppression” at other social networks.

08 Jul 2020 4:57 PM

Ahead of polls, Singapore government uses misinformation law to rein in opposition parties

Under the law, ministers can order social media sites to put warnings next to posts the government considers false and order pages blocked.

03 Jul 2020 5:10 PM

Facebook miffed as Singapore government gets dissident's pages blocked

It is legally compelled to comply with government orders to block pages but criticised it saying the law would stifle voices on the internet

01 Jun 2020 8:47 PM


Trump to exercise the might of his presidential powers on Twitter for daring to fact-check his tweets

He is working on signing an executive order to make the companies liable for content on their platforms but it may not pass Congress' muster

28 May 2020 10:43 PM

Tech on the side of press freedom: Censored articles concealed in Minecraft game

Work by banned, exiled or killed journalists in five countries—Egypt, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam—are on an open server

15 Mar 2020 3:56 PM

Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at US Senate hearing

Facebook, Twitter and Google denied their platforms are politically biased.

11 Apr 2019 1:06 PM

Archbishop’s letter ‘political appeal’, marks ‘dangerous trend’: BJP

The BJP leader wondered what would happen if heads of other religious followed the archbishop's example and started making similar appeals.

06 Jun 2018 9:31 AM

Free press under open assault in Trump era, says Hillary Clinton

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Clinton’s remarks.

26 Apr 2018 1:08 PM


Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

The new initiative will train non-governmental organizations to help them monitor and respond to extremist content.

23 Jun 2017 9:15 PM

US federal judge denies Trump's free speech defense in protester case

Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump's command.

02 Apr 2017 8:08 AM

Myanmar mother sues son for calling her a 'prostitute'

Wana Oo was charged under a broadly-worded law that forbids defaming people on any network and can carry up to 3 years in jail.

21 Mar 2017 5:09 PM

Ramjas row: ‘Cong imposed Emergency, now preaching free speech,’ BJP lashes out

'No bigger example of free speech than calling your own PM donkey,' Venkaiah Naidu said.

27 Feb 2017 8:19 PM

External control of media not good for society: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister advises self-regulation by media, says the press must make appropriate changes with time.

16 Nov 2016 4:29 PM