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Hate Watch: Facebook a favourite of hate mongers? Right wing groups and celebrities using the platform to spread fake news and spew venom

As a part of our ongoing Hate Watch campaign, we have now identified several additional social media accounts, particularly on Facebook, which are full of abusive and hateful posts. It appears that Facebook has become the platform of choice for influencers, troll armies and even ordinary people to spread hate, fake news and misinformation thereby threatening…

Facebook looks away as hate speech multiplies : Equality Labs According to Equality Labs' “Facebook India: Towards the tipping point in violence, caste and religious hate speech."

Equality Labs produced a report concerning hate speech on facebook during 2018 and It reveals disturbingly real threats that facebook content presents to an estimated 300 million Indian caste, religious, gender, and queer minorities both in India and abroad. Without urgent intervention, they fear that India will see hate speech weaponized into a trigger for…

We have to Fiercely Defend any Attack on Free Speech: Sanjukta Basu Netizens for Democracy urges Liberal and Secular Voices to Unite on Social Media

Writer, photographer and political analyst Sanjukta Basu is one of India’s feistiest troll-slayers on social media. In this EXCLUSIVE interview, she tell us how to navigate the social media minefield without losing one’s humanity, dignity or sanity.   Q) What is the most terrifying thing about social media today? Can this beast be tamed? A)…

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Hate Watch: CJP writes to NHRC regarding hate on Facebook Flags profile of Hindutva activist Deepak Sharma

CJP has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), highlighting one of many Facebook profiles that engage in hate speech online. The profile belongs to one Deepak Sharma, who has previously been embroiled in multiple controversies, first gaining notoriety when he released video allegedly depicting him beating up a young boy, and accusing him…

We fought Hate

We fought Hate, with all our Heart CJP’s resilient struggle against a growing atmosphere of hate and online vitriol in 2018

In a long tradition of fighting hate and its commitment to secular and peace enforcing values, right from the Bombay riots of 92-93, Gujarat massacre of 2012 and Ayodhya dispute, CJP kept its #JungJaari to combat hate, acrimony and online vitriol. Even as sane voices kept drowning in mainstream media’s high pitched supposedly nationalist and…

Varanasi Church Attack Case

Hate Watch: CJP writes to Facebook in Varanasi Church Attack Case Urges social media major to investigate misuse of platform

Just days after writing a letter to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), that was also copied to Facebook, to take action in the Varanasi Church attack case, we have now once again written separately to Facebook on October 10, 2018, urging them to investigate how their social media platform was misused in order to…

“Genocidal intent” in Human Rights violations committed against Rohingya in Myanmar: UN UN Fact-Finding Mission raises serious allegations against Myanmar authorities

Days after the first anniversary of a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country, the United Nations released an in-depth report outlining the vast scale of human rights violations in the country. It is a damning indictment of the actions of the Myanmar authorities, even as…

How Hate for Muslims and Rohingyas Sells and Spreads on Social Media Insidious attempts to demonise the minority community using incendiary posts and inflammatory tweets

‘Whataboutery’ and ‘fake news’ have become such a staple of our times that every time a news story involving the minority community is reported, it is accompanied by ‘conspiracy theories’ and attempts to draw ‘false equivalence’. The Kathua rape and murder case was no different. What was disturbing though was how the willful campaign of…

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