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  • This plaid shirt guy in Donald Trump rally is trending. Read why?
    World NewsThis plaid shirt guy in Donald Trump rally is trending. Read why?

    The United States of America President Donald Trump visited Montana to meet and greet people and deliver a speech on how successfully he had been working in last couple of years.

    1 year ago
  • Microsoft releases Indian language 'Speech Corpus' for researchers
    SourcesMicrosoft releases Indian language 'Speech Corpus' for researchers

    To help researchers and academia build Indian language speech recognition for all applications where speech is used, Microsoft India on Thursday launched its Indian language "Speech Corpus", offering speech training and test data for Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati.

    1 year ago
  • Do not invoke sedition for harsh expressions, says Law Commission paper
    SourcesDo not invoke sedition for harsh expressions, says Law Commission paper

    Law Commission on Thursday suggested that sedition charges should be invoked only in cases where the intention behind an act is to disrupt public order or overthrow the government with violence, and that it should not be used for merely expressing a thought that is not in consonance with the policy of the government.

    1 year ago
  • Flipkart acquires speech recognition start-up Liv.ai
    SourcesFlipkart acquires speech recognition start-up Liv.ai

    India's leading e-tailer Flipkart on Tuesday said it had acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-led speech recognition start-up Liv.ai to solve the language-barrier problem for its customers across the country.

    1 year ago
  • Rahul again invokes French President on Rafale deal, targets Modi
    SourcesRahul again invokes French President on Rafale deal, targets Modi

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday yet again invoked French President Emmanuel Macron on the Rafale deal and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, saying that the French leader had told him that the price of the fighter jet can be revealed as it involves tax payers money. Addressing the Saanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan here which was attended by several opposition leaders, Gandhi said they had come together on a common platform as their vision and ideology assimilated all sections while the BJP worked to the advantage of a few industrialists.

    1 year ago
  • 'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook
    Sources'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook

    The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been "too slow" to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday.

    1 year ago
  • Mayawati trashes PM's I-Day speech as 'uninspiring'
    SourcesMayawati trashes PM's I-Day speech as 'uninspiring'

    BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday termed the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi as "lacklustre and uninspiring" that failed to instil enthusiasm among the people of the country.

    1 year ago
  • Australian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'
    SourcesAustralian Senator compares Muslims with 'poisonous jelly beans'

    Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with "poisonous jelly beans", following his "racist" maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race.

    1 year ago
  • We don't remove content for being false: Facebook
    SourcesWe don't remove content for being false: Facebook

    Even as the world painfully takes notes of dangers of fake news spread on social media platforms, Facebook has said that it does not remove content simply for being false.

    1 year ago
  • Facebook removes US conspiracy theorist's pages for hate speech
    SourcesFacebook removes US conspiracy theorist's pages for hate speech

    Facebook has announced it has removed four pages of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violation of its policy that bans extremist behaviours including hate speech. "Earlier today, we removed four Pages belonging to Alex Jones for repeatedly posting content over the past several days that breaks those Community Standards," Facebook said on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. The world's largest social media company said it has been pursuing a policy that wants "everyone using Facebook to feel safe. It's why we have Community Standards and remove anything that violates them, including hate speech that attacks or dehumanizes others." Facebook said it banned four videos on four Facebook Pages for violating its hate speech and bullying policies, and these pages were identified as the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page. Jones has been banned from posting violating content on his Facebook pages for a period of 30 days, Facebook said. Jones is a notorious conspiracy theorist who claimed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. He denied the shooting, which killed 20 students and six school staff, had never actually occurred, asserting that it was "completely fake". Facebook said after it blocked those Jones pages, it received more content from the same Pages that was taken down for glorifying violence. Those pages broke Facebook's graphic violence policy, and used "dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies," Facebook said. Apart from Facebook, Jones has also been banned from other major social media platforms, such as Google-owned YouTube and Apple. Apple confirmed on Monday that it had taken down five podcasts of Jones' infamous "The Alex Jones Show," and a number of other audio streams from his right-wing media platform InfoWars. Apple said Jones' podcasts that violated its guidelines were removed from its directory "making them no longer searchable or available for download or streaming".

    1 year ago