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Chinese officials worked extensively to suppress ‘inconvenient news’ regarding Covid-19, according to the report.(Reuters image)

China used paid trolls to manipulate online discourse regarding Covid-19: Report

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:48 AM IST
In the report by New York Times and ProPublica, a non-profit investigative newsroom, Chinese authorities directed paid trolls to inundate social media with party-line chatter and deployed security forces to muzzle unsanctioned voices.
After Tanishq issued a statement on withdrawing its controversial ad, Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision.
After Tanishq issued a statement on withdrawing its controversial ad, Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision.

‘Dear Tanishq, a few trolls don’t make a country’: Swara Bhasker, Soni Razdan oppose decision to pull ad

UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:55 PM IST
Tanishq’s statement on withdrawing its ad has led to divided reactions. Actors Swara Bhasker and Soni Razdan have opposed the decision, calling the trolling the work of a few.
Abhishek Bachchan is known for his cool replies to trolls.
Abhishek Bachchan is known for his cool replies to trolls.

Abhishek Bachchan shuts down troll who asked him for ‘hash’: ‘Don’t do that, but can introduce you to Mumbai Police’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Abhishek Bachchan is at it again, giving his usual gracious replies to even the rudest people on Twitter. The actor’s replies earned him praise from his fans and his colleagues such as Swara Bhaskar and Divya Dutta.
Devoleena will soon be seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya season 2.
Devoleena will soon be seen in Saath Nibhana Saathiya season 2.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee shuts trolls after she is targeted for supporting Ankita Lokhande: ‘I never used drugs’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Devoleena has the perfect reply for trolls digging up her past as she extends support to Ankita Lokhande over the Pavitra Rishta actor’s comments on late Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Actor Kavita Kaushik says it’s important to raise voice against cyber bullies
Actor Kavita Kaushik says it’s important to raise voice against cyber bullies

Trolls don’t bother Kavita Kaushik: They are created to shake your confidence, she says

Hindustan Times | By Sangeeta Yadav
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The actor was recently trolled for taking a dig at politicians for posting selfies and watching Ramayan while sitting at home amid the lockdown, instead of helping those in need
Here are top news from world of entertainment.
Here are top news from world of entertainment.

Milind Soman shuts troll who accused him of promoting good looks, Mahhi Vij opens up about life after birth of daughter Tara

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 10:19 AM IST
From Milind Soman’s classic reply to a troll to Mahhi Vij sharing an adorable picture with daughter Tara, here are top news from world of entertainment.
T-shirt, H&M; pant, Zara;shoes, Van Heusen; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; Location courtesy: Hyatt Regency New Delhi; Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Pooja Gosain(Shivamm Paathak)
T-shirt, H&M; pant, Zara;shoes, Van Heusen; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; Location courtesy: Hyatt Regency New Delhi; Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Pooja Gosain(Shivamm Paathak)

Personal Agenda with Mallika Dua: “Best way to handle trolls is to troll them back, and hug them”

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:37 PM IST
The comedienne talks about mental health, pet peeves, and reveals what her real dating bio read!
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday reacted to PM Modi’s tweet annoucing he would quit social media.(TWITTER.)
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday reacted to PM Modi’s tweet annoucing he would quit social media.(TWITTER.)

‘Wish you would advise trolls who threaten in your name’: Surjewala on PM Modi’s tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Minutes earlier, the prime minister had indicated that he was mulling deactivating his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts by Sunday.
File image of Jaydev Unadkat(AP)
File image of Jaydev Unadkat(AP)

‘We are humans too, people who abuse don’t matter’ - Jaydev Unadkat responds to trolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:12 AM IST
He was released once again ahead of the auctions this year, but then returned to the franchise for Rs 3 crore.
England’s World-Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan, could come handy as a middle-order batsman in the upcoming IPL(Aalok Soni)
England’s World-Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan, could come handy as a middle-order batsman in the upcoming IPL(Aalok Soni)

Personal Agenda with Eoin Morgan: “The best way to handle trolls is to ignore them!”

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The most-capped ODI player for England talks about everything cricket and picks SRK as his favourite guy in Bollywood
Dalljiet recently met Devoleena Bhattacharjee but was not part of the video being targeted.(INSTAGRAM)
Dalljiet recently met Devoleena Bhattacharjee but was not part of the video being targeted.(INSTAGRAM)

Bigg Boss 13: Dalljiet slams trolls like a boss after Devoleena compares Shehnaaz with a cat, says ‘I don’t need your attention’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 09:37 AM IST
Bigg Boss 13: Check out the strong reaction of Dalljiet Kaur after she was trolled when Devoleena Bhattacharjee posted a video comparing a cat with Shehnaaz Gill.
Ranu Mondal was recently trolled for donning heavy makeup, though it was later revealed that the photo that sparked the trolling was a fake one.
Ranu Mondal was recently trolled for donning heavy makeup, though it was later revealed that the photo that sparked the trolling was a fake one.

Ranu Mondal’s daughter slams trolls, says ‘Maa has always had an attitude problem’

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Remaining hopeful that her mom will receive all the love and affection in the world, singer Ranu Mondal’s daughter has slammed trolls for attacking her over her makeup.
Vaani Kapoor has been trolled for wearing a top that has Ram written on it.
Vaani Kapoor has been trolled for wearing a top that has Ram written on it.

Vaani Kapoor’s top with Ram written on it attracts trolls, police complaint

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 12:42 PM IST
After the police complaint was filed, Vaani Kapoor removed the picture from her Instagram page but it had gone viral by the time she did it.
Taapsee Pannu seen in Mumbai on Oct 31.(IANS)
Taapsee Pannu seen in Mumbai on Oct 31.(IANS)

Taapsee Pannu slams troll after being called ‘the most problematic actress in the history of Bollywood’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Reacting to the mean tweet, Taapsee Pannu wrote, ‘BIG problem for stereotypes and conditioning and sorry to inform you, I shall continue to be so I hope you have a little more tolerance power.’
Nehha Pendse and Shardul Singh Bayas are gearing up for their wedding.
Nehha Pendse and Shardul Singh Bayas are gearing up for their wedding.

Nehha Pendse’s reply to trolls targeting her boyfriend for his looks: ‘Dude do you know how happy that man makes me?’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Nehha Pendse has finally opened up about all the online abuse her boyfriend had to face.
Zareen Khan poses by Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan.(Instagram)
Zareen Khan poses by Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan.(Instagram)

Anushka Sharma supports Zareen Khan after she slams trolls for bodyshaming: ‘You’re beautiful, brave and strong just the way you are’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:31 PM IST
Anushka Sharma has shared a post in support of Zareen Khan, who was recently bodyshamed for posting a picture with her stretch marks visible.
Abhay Deol shares reactions of fans on his old shirtless picture on Instagram.(Instagram)
Abhay Deol shares reactions of fans on his old shirtless picture on Instagram.(Instagram)

Troll calls Abhay Deol ‘hairy, old man’, the actor’s hilarious reply wins over internet

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Abhay Deol has shared the reactions he received on one of his old shirtless pictures on Instagram. After a troll called him ‘hairy old man’, the actor replied that he lost his razor.
Article 15 the film has its roots in the Badaun case, where two Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree; the plot follows one police officer’s attempt to figure out what happened and why.
Article 15 the film has its roots in the Badaun case, where two Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree; the plot follows one police officer’s attempt to figure out what happened and why.

‘What can you do about termites?’ Anubhav Sinha talks cinema and trolls

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:51 PM IST
The attacks on social media are constant, Sinha says, after the release of his film, Article 15. He’s decided to respond with humour, or not at all.
Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said there is an atmosphere of intolerance spread across the state where any criticism is looked down upon and answered in abusive tones.(HT Photo)
Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said there is an atmosphere of intolerance spread across the state where any criticism is looked down upon and answered in abusive tones.(HT Photo)

Take action against trolls attacking government critics: Congress to CM

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 03:18 AM IST
The BJP has, however, debunked the accusation, claiming that in most cases, their workers are “provoked”.
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora at one of many screenings of his latest film, India’s Most Wanted in Mumbai on May 23.(PTI)
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora at one of many screenings of his latest film, India’s Most Wanted in Mumbai on May 23.(PTI)

Arjun Kapoor has the perfect response to a troll who tried to shame him for dating Malaika Arora

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Arjun Kapoor was trolled for dating Malaika Arora who is elder to him and was reminded that his dad Boney Kapoor married a younger woman - Sridevi. While Arjun had a perfect response, Varun Dhawan also chipped in with his views.
Fatima Sana Shaikh was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan.(Instagram)
Fatima Sana Shaikh was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan.(Instagram)

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled, her reply sets the record straight: ‘My body, my rules’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Fatima Sana Shaikh was trolled for her choice of clothes by a man on Twitter. The actor has an epic reply and remedial action.
Kriti Sanon’s upcoming Bollywood releases includes Panipat, Arjun Patiala and Housefull 4.
Kriti Sanon’s upcoming Bollywood releases includes Panipat, Arjun Patiala and Housefull 4.

Kriti Sanon on trolls: I filter them out, block them out but when the criticism is constructive, I do take them seriously

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 01:41 PM IST
Actor Kriti Sanon shares how she deals with the negative side of social media. She also talks about her upcoming films.
Priyanka Chopra attends the premiere of Isn't It Romantic.(AFP)
Priyanka Chopra attends the premiere of Isn't It Romantic.(AFP)

Priyanka Chopra says glorifying trolls adds pressure on entertainers

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 07:36 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra says entertainers are under pressure due to increased glorification of trolling.
AR Rahman says all his three children are matured about what they post and how they talk and the choices they make in their career.
AR Rahman says all his three children are matured about what they post and how they talk and the choices they make in their career.

AR Rahman to trolls slamming his daughter wearing niqab: They feel I’m their family, they’re just over concerned

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Music maestro AR Rahman feels that people who have spoken negative about his daughter Khatija are actually over protective and once you explain them the real reason, they actually understand.
File image of Dale Steyn celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(REUTERS)
File image of Dale Steyn celebrating after the fall of a wicket.(REUTERS)

South Africa vs Pakistan: Dale Steyn hits back at troll for making Babar Azam remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The Proteas thrashed Pakistan 3-0 in the recently-concluded Test series and also won the ODI series 3-2, with Steyn playing important roles in both the victories.
The woman told police that she decided to make a live video of her suicide as she was mocked by social media users over her photo. The comments had angered and upset her and she decided to take the extreme step.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The woman told police that she decided to make a live video of her suicide as she was mocked by social media users over her photo. The comments had angered and upset her and she decided to take the extreme step.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Police rescue Indian woman in Sharjah who planned to livestream suicide after being trolled on social media

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2018 07:50 PM IST
The woman was reportedly upset over negative comments about her photo she had posted online. She posted a message on social media, saying she would make a video of her suicide bid, police said.
Bigg Boss 12: Anup Jalota and girlfriend, singer Jasleen Matharu, revealed their relationship on Salman Khan’s show. (Twitter)
Bigg Boss 12: Anup Jalota and girlfriend, singer Jasleen Matharu, revealed their relationship on Salman Khan’s show. (Twitter)

Bigg Boss 12: Who is Jasleen Matharu? See pics, videos of Anup Jalota’s girlfriend who has social media abuzz

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 01:32 PM IST
The age difference between Anup Jalota, 65, and his girlfriend Jasleen Matharu, 28, has caused quite the stir on the internet, shortly after the singers entered Bigg Boss 12 house.
Kiara Advani took to Instagram to respond to trolls who claimed she had gone under the knife.
Kiara Advani took to Instagram to respond to trolls who claimed she had gone under the knife.

Trolls claim Kiara Advani went under the knife, the actor gives a befitting reply

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chennai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 10:54 AM IST
Kiara Advani took to Instagram to respond to trolls who commented about her cheeks and assumed that the actor had gone under the knife.
Actor Nausheen Ali Sardar will play a negative role in her next TV show.(Instagram)
Actor Nausheen Ali Sardar will play a negative role in her next TV show.(Instagram)

Kkusum’s Nausheen Ali Sardar reacts to trolls on her pics: Everyone uses filters, why can’t I?

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:29 AM IST
Actor Nausheen Ali Sardar is hurt and upset about trolls and reports of her looking different in her latest Instagram photos. She says that such things affect her family.
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Comedy, art and tackling trolls on this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:36 PM IST
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