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WB rejects plan to bar college teachers from talking to media

West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee. Several organizations of university teachers had said they would take legal action if the state government implemented the new terms and conditions. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint Kolkata: The West Bengal government…




Why Social Media Companies Can’t Stop ‘Fake News’

Why Social Media Companies Can’t Stop ‘Fake News’ Right before the holiday, Guy Benson noted that two widely-spread viral tweets about the tax reform bill were flat-out false. The first, from actress Jenna Fischer, contended that because…


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Police walk an electronic beat on social media

Officer Patrick Eash has an ongoing dialogue with about 11,300 people on Facebook. And that’s what his superiors at the Port Huron Police Department want. Eash is the department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education and community services…


Putting Social Media on Pause for a Week

When Facebook came out in 2004, I joined, and immediately filled out my profile and started adding friends. That same year I started blogging. In 2007 I created my Twitter account. Fast forward to 2017…