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Republic TV’s 5-star Facebook ratings disappear mysteriously

Tens of thousands of five-star ratings given to Arnab Goswami's Republic TV mysteriously disappeared over night, pushing the rating on the channel's official page to a low of 2.1 stars out of 5.0.It is not clear why the ratings were removed.Over the last three days, the channel has come under

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Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV gets derated by Malayalis

Republic TV, the channel launched by Arnab Goswami -- the former editor of Times Now -- has come in for a barrage of criticism on social media after Malayalis took offence to what has been portrayed as repeated attempts by the channel to tarnish the reputation of the state.The channel,

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Did the army really use a Kashmiri as ‘human shield’ as Omar Abdullah claims?

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah created a flutter when he tweeted the photograph of a person forced to sit on the spare tyre of an army jeep, claiming that the Indian army was using him as a 'human shield' to protect itself from stone pelters.However, a

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Arvind Kejriwal protests after Twitter cracks down on AAP accounts

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal took to his account to protest the deletion of several AAP accounts after the social media company changed its anti-abuse algorithm.Three days ago, Twitter had said that it was putting in more safeguards against abuse and manipulation on its platform -- a very widespread

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Quora imposes restrictions on anonymous users; to pre-screen anon content; stops likes, comments

Quora, the question and answer app that is very popular in certain pockets of population in India and abroad, said has made three crucial changes to its anonymity policy: installing a mandatory screening process, preventing anonymous users from liking and commenting, and removing direct linkage between anonymous content and their

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PM Modi’s official Twitter account gets ambushed by AAP

For long, the Bharatiya Janata Party held the upper hand on Twitter -- which -- along with comment boards on news websites -- forms the 'wild west' of political online campaigning in India with large-scale manipulation, 'fake' accounts, bullying and targeted attacks.Not to be outdone, the Aam Aadmi Party --

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Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

Online shopping site Myntra.com distanced itself from a controversial poster of Lord Krishna showing him ordering clothes from the retailer as Draupadi was being disrobed.Taking off from the Mahabharata epic, the poster depcits Krishna searching for 'extra long sarees' as Dushasana peels off Draupadi's clothes.According to the epic, Draupadi was pawned

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US kids earning lakhs per month using social media – Survey

A new survey conducted by one of Canada's biggest colleges has found that many kids and teens are making serious money by posting promotional photos and videos on their well-connected social media accounts.The research, conducted by Centennial College of Toronto, found that some minors earn as much as $10,000 to

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Kejriwal Tops Time Magazine’s Global Top 100 People of 2014 Poll

Just hours after he emerged as the most popular nominee from India, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal has beaten a slew of American celebrities to emerge as the candidate with the most 'yes' votes on Time Magazine's “100 Most Influential People” in the world in 2014.UPDATE: TIME has rejected

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TIME Poll – Onlookers wonder as Kejriwal beats Modi 4:1

Is upstart political campaigner Arvind Kejriwal more popular than Narendra Modi, the larger-than-life prime ministerial candidate of the Bhartiya Janata Party?UPDATE: TIME has rejected most of the votes as fakes in its final tally, but maintained Kejriwal as the winner.It would seem so, at least from the initial indications on

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Consultants make a cool Rs 700-800 cr from general elections – study

Consulting firms that help political parties plan their campaign and media strategy are making around Rs 700-800 crore from the general elections, a study by industry body ASSOCHAM found. While releasing the ASSOCHAM paper on “LokSabha elections throw new biz opportunities” Mr. D S Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM said, “the

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Trolls dominate online election commentary; BJP most favored

If elections were to be held on popular news websites like Firstpost.com, ZeeNews, Hindustan Times etc, the Bharatiya Janata Party would have a clean sweep - going by its total domination of the online comment space. According to an analysis of the top commenters on four of India’s top news websites,

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