Free Press Journal
  • US charges 13 Russians with meddling in prez polls

    Washington : Thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies have been indicted for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election through social media propaganda.

  • Bombay High Court: Citizens need to be proactive & not just complain on social media

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has observed that citizens need to be proactive and take their complaints of bad roads to the authorities. A division bench of justices A S Oka and P N Deshmukh made the suggestion while hearing a public interest litigation taken up suo moto on the issue of poor condition of roads in the metropolis which was leading to accidents and death of motorists.

  • Bhopal: Students turn to self-study, music; avoid social media

    Bhopal: Most students taking board examination this year have turned to self-study and taking help from NCERT books for all subjects. Free Press talked to a section of such students to know how are they preparing for exams. Excerpts:

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    Mumbai: Ex-cricketer Vinod Kambli abused on social media

    Mumbai: Former cricketer Vinod Kambli has submitted a complaint letter at Bandra police station after he and his family were allegedly abused on micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday night.

  • Welcome to Goa, but don’t urinate on roads: Parrikar

    Facing criticism on social media for his remarks on girls consuming liquor, Parrikar on Wednesday also claimed that the media twisted his statement, while he had only referred to the “school and college students”.

  • Social media responsible for increase in terror, says General Devraj Anbu

    Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu on Wednesday said social media is acting as a catalyst in brewing terror. Urging for an immediate solution in the connection Lt Gen. Anbu said, “Social media is also responsible for increase in terror, it’s engaging the youth at a large scale and I think we need to focus on this issue soon. Also, we don’t communalise; those making statements don’t know

  • Mumbai: 29-year-old man thrashed by policeman, incident caught on camera

    On Monday, a video of police officer thrashing a 29-year-old man in Goregaon has gone viral on social media. In the video, it is seen that sub-inspector, Vijay Motling, is beating up 29-year-old Shahid Shifaat Khan. The sub-inspector had allegedly beaten up the 29-year-old for non-payment of the money which he’d lent 29-year-old’s family.

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    Thane: Police arrest three for raping 16-year-old girl, and circulating video on social media

    Thane: Three people allegedly raped a 16- year-old girl near here and one of them recorded the act and uploaded it on social media, police said. They have been arrested, they said. The trio, residents of a village in Thane district’s Sahapur Taluka, forcibly took the girl to a nearby jungle and took turns to rape her repeatedly, Inspector at the Khinavali police station, Arun Phegade, said. The incident took place in

  • Bhopal: 4 audios go viral in MLA Katare case

    BHOPAL: “CM house knows the issue, Arvind Bhadoria, Ashok Bhadoria, Munnalal Bhadoria also know the issue and I don’t want to meet Arvind, he is a small man. I will talk to Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” this is what the girl had stated while talking to MLA Hemant Katare in one of the audio went viral on social media on late Sunday evening.

  • Awareness on Sanitary Pads: Social media posts not enough to break taboo

    Indore: With awareness campaigns on sanitary napkins and related misconceptions trending on social media, women and men are found equally enthusiastic about discussing its importance and uploading photos with sanitary pads to break the taboos and support women.

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    Twitter bans fake celebrity porn videos, accounts

    San Francisco: Denouncing the posting of deepfakes — fake porn videos of celebrities created with a machine learning algorithm — Twitter has booted out the makers and consumers of such content on the platfrom.

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    Richa Chadha advises to use social media carefully

    Richa Chadha, who features in Shibani Kashyap’s latest single “Wanna be free” – about encouraging people to break free from the shackles of social media – says the medium is a blessing if used responsibly. On the song’s message, Richa said, “You don’t have to save yourself from social media. You just have to keep the usage in check. Social media is actually a blessing in most

  • Facebook to show more local news in News Feed

    San Francisco: Facebook has rolled out an update to its News Feed that will prioritise local news that have a direct impact on the users and they can discover what’s happening in their area. The update comes after the social media giant announced changes to News Feed that showed posts from friends and high-quality news sources.

  • Dead koala found screwed to a pole in Australia, sparks outrage on social media

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a “sickening” act that sparked outrage Thursday on social media. Koala Rescue Queensland (KRQ) responded to a report of one of the furry animals climbing a picnic shelter at Brooloo Park Lookout near Gympie, 175 kilometres (around 100 miles) north of Brisbane, on Wednesday.

  • Christmas 2017: Drug dealers take online route to circulate ‘Special’ New Year Eve party schedule

    Mumbai: The drug lords have been exploiting social media sites and mobile messaging platforms to organise New Year eve events by circulating code-embedded party schedules on Facebook and Instagram. Though the strict vigil of Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police has deterred teens from fixing their venues in the city but the online selling of drug-related paraphernalia, specially in the run up to New Year, has been recently flagged as a ‘worrying