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Why is news of Bollywood stars ill-treating domestic helps shocking?

Bollywood stars are simply more preened and richer versions of ourselves. Why do we expect them to behave any differently from the average Indian who can hire help? Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint In December 2015, BookMyBai.com which is a domestic help placement agency, made the news for all the wrong reasons. It had released—and then defended—an advertisement, which essentially commodified the ... Read More »

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections Facebook’s news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a Samsung event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, 2016. Credit: Facebook 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

China says to crackdown on fake news from social media

China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social mediasites without approval. “It is ... Read More »

This week in games: cutting-edge warfare gets remastered, Fox news calls out The division

word out of PAX East final week is that Shadow Warrior 2 is definitely damned exact. here to ram that factorhome? Twelve minutes of warm Wang motion, featuring jokes like “Mess with the bull, you get the Wang.” Which isn’t even without a doubt a joke, however I laughed besides. severe faces something approximately this week and ridiculously lengthy “trailers.” ... Read More »

Amazon shares bounce on news of $5B buyback

Amazon.com said Wednesday it may buy back up to $5 billion in stock over the coming years. Shares rose more than 2 percent in after-hours trading on the news. The company said the program does not have a set expiration time. Amazon said this buyback would replace a $2 billion authorization from 2010. As of Dec. 31 it had used ... Read More »