Thursday, August 5, 2021


Free Speech

Did you know? Kishore Kumar was banned by Indira Gandhi from singing on the radio for refusing to obey her orders during Emergency

A few days after Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency, the then Information and Broadcasting minister VC Shukla, a close aide of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, wanted Bollywood to promote the 20-point program on All India Radio and Doordarshan.

US Army General has a meltdown after being questioned by Twitter user, netizens accuse him of trying to crush their free speech right

US Army Major General Patrick Donahoe was riled up after a Twitter user cornered him on suicide deaths in the Department of Defense.

‘My statements calling out the high-handedness of Twitter have clearly ruffled its feathers’: Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Union Minister of Information Technology took to Indian app Koo to share that his Twitter account had been blocked for about an hour by the global tech giant.

USA: In a boost for free speech, Supreme Court Justice suggests Big Tech may not have the right to regulate content on their platforms

USA Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas in a non-binding order today wrote regarding the problem of Big Tech platforms censoring opinions

Did Twitter ban Donald Trump from their platform after this letter from Michelle Obama? Here is what it said

Michelle Obama had accused President Trump of inciting violence and went on to describe POTUS Trump as "infantile and unpatriotic"

Google removes ‘Parler’ after Donald Trump opens account post Twitter suspension, Apple gives 24 hours to ‘remove objectionable content’

As Twitter suspends President Donald Trump indefinitely, other tech giants like Google removed Parler app, where he opened an account

‘Twitter colluding with radical left and Democrats to silence free speech’: President Donald Trump declares war on Twitter

Donald Trump, the out-going President of the USA has declared war on Twitter after the tech giant suspends his account

Facebook moves to SC challenging Raghav Chadha’s summons, says they are answerable to Union govt, not a Delhi assembly panel

The plea filed by the Supreme Court also said that the summons violates the right of the petitioner to remain silent and his right to privacy, which are fundamental rights.

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

How an old Soviet joke explains Bollywood’s stance on free speech

While Maharashtra may be No. 1 in COVID cases, with a test positive rate around 20%, here is the No. 1 priority of the state government. How dare someone disrespect Mumbai Police?

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