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In an interview on Tuesday, Tom Alison, Facebook's vice president of engineering, said Facebook was aggressively investing in groups.(Reuters File Photo )

Facebook to stop recommending political and social groups to users globally

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • Newly created groups on any topic would need to wait 21 days before becoming eligible for recommendation in order to give Facebook time to understand how a group would operate.
Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience
Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Mahita Nagaraj

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:12 AM IST
This single mum from Bengaluru created a community of over 55,000 volunteers to help those stuck due to lockdown
The plague of Ashdod by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).(De Agostini via Getty Images)
The plague of Ashdod by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665).(De Agostini via Getty Images)

Essay: On the need for a people’s history of the pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Sankar Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 06:52 PM IST
It is imperative to have an oral historical narrative of Covid-19, the first global pandemic being documented on social media, writes Sankar Ray
A complaint on the Chandigarh Police twitter handle referred to a Facebook page in the name of Suraj Pandey on which communal messages had been posted(REUTERS)
A complaint on the Chandigarh Police twitter handle referred to a Facebook page in the name of Suraj Pandey on which communal messages had been posted(REUTERS)

Coronavirus lockdown: Chandigarh Police register two FIRs for hate messages on Facebook

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 06:51 AM IST
The police action follows Union home ministry directions to states and union territories, to take effective measures against fake news in view of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing lockdown
In your inbox, get evidence and clues to find who has committed a fictitious murder.(Shutterstock)
In your inbox, get evidence and clues to find who has committed a fictitious murder.(Shutterstock)

Solve crime, explore feelings or retrace history with subscription boxes

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 08:19 PM IST
You’ve got mail: You sign up and get a bunch of customised goodies at your door every month and these services are evolving.
LGBT activists dance to Hindi and English songs as part of a queer flashmob outside the Raipur railway station on August 4, 2019.(By special arrangement)
LGBT activists dance to Hindi and English songs as part of a queer flashmob outside the Raipur railway station on August 4, 2019.(By special arrangement)

New rainbows in small-town India

Raipur | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:11 AM IST
Buoyed by this, a group of 15-20 people banded over WhatsApp groups to hold another event on April 9. They set up Queer Chhattisgarh, a page on Facebook, and were soon inundated with messages from people in other towns and hamlets, and many from anonymous profiles.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The women of all ages and a few men also observed 74 seconds of silence in tribute to the 74 women allegedly killed in France so far this year, according to data collected by Facebook group “Femicides par compagnons ou ex” (Femicides by partners or exes).
A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother’s womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack,(HT File (Representative Image))
A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother’s womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack,(HT File (Representative Image))

Baby cut out of mother’s womb dies in US hospital

Chicago | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 08:54 AM IST
Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was killed on April 23 by a Chicago woman and her daughter, who lured the expectant mother via a Facebook group to their home with the promise of free baby supplies.
Students said they want to highlight government inaction on climate change through mobilising the masses, and that close to 100 students have confirmed their participation so far.(EPAPhoto)
Students said they want to highlight government inaction on climate change through mobilising the masses, and that close to 100 students have confirmed their participation so far.(EPAPhoto)

City students gear up for one more protest rally, want leaders to take climate seriously

Hindustan Times, Gurgaon | By Sonali Verma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 01:56 AM IST
The march, scheduled for May 24 in line with the global climate strike for future, will begin from Galleria Market in DLF Phase 4 at 1pm.
Indian students hold placards and participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide skipped class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.(AP)
Indian students hold placards and participate in a climate protest in Hyderabad, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide skipped class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.(AP)

Want to help fight climate change? Have more children

By Tyler Cowen
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 05:27 PM IST
Don’t feel guilty about bringing children into a warming world. Be hopeful that they can help solve the problem
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14.,(AP File Photo)
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on March 14.,(AP File Photo)

‘Hang in there’: Florida school shooting suspect gets ‘piles’ of fan letters in jail

Associated Press, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Lawyer of Nikolas Cruz said his client has indeed received “piles of letters.” Additionally, $800 has been deposited into a commissary account which can be used by inmates to buy snacks, radios and personal hygiene products.
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