EU wants tech giants to do more to counter virus fake news

A senior European Union official warned online platforms like Google and Facebook on Wednesday to step up the fight against fake news coming notably from countries like China and Russia, but she praised the approach of Twitter for fact-checking a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump. Unveiling a plan to fight disinformation linked to the […]

Big Tech’s head-spinning rules for the 2020 election

These examples are indicative of a much wider problem for the big tech platforms: At a time when Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) have put a greater spotlight on themselves by taking action against posts from Trump and accounts linked to him, the companies’ rules for handling content generally and political misinformation specifically remain so […]

Kanye West Will Appear on Colorado’s Presidential Ballot

On Thursday, Forbes reported West came close to admitting this in an exclusive interview, describing himself as “walking” towards the presidency. When informed his winning the election is now a mathematical impossibility, he replied: “I’m not going to argue with you. Jesus is King.”

Give online education more teeth: FICCI

The long-term plan includes providing digital portfolios for students from class 6 to 12 and blended home schooling where children can work from home. Students should be given flexibility in choosing their credits. Engineering courses that do not require laboratory work should be allowed to go online.

HC upholds DU decision to conduct online exam for final years courses with directions

The DU is scheduled to hold final year undergraduate online OBE from August 10-31 and the students who will be left out of online exams will be given an opportunity to appear in physical examinations, to be held sometime in September.

Jadavpur University says it will ‘do something’ to reach out to students with no smartphone

JUTA also submitted a proposal of holding classes through phone calls where a student will interact with the teacher over the phone at a particular time, Roy said, adding that modalities to implement this can be chalked out in consultation with every stakeholder.

Delhi HC lays down fresh guidelines for DU’s online Open Book Exam

Keeping in view the technical difficulties faced by the final year students of the Delhi University (DU) in the mock tests conducted recently, the Delhi High Court on Friday laid down fresh guidelines to be followed by the varsity for the online Open Book Exam (OBE) to begin on August 10.

review: A perfect amount of cheap, stupid fun with online friends

Have you been looking for a good online multiplayer game that’s accessible to anyone who can use a joystick and three buttons? Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is that game. Imagine the minigame zaniness of Mario Party combined with the simple, squishy controls of Gang Beasts, then remixed to deliver the kind of fun that won’t […]

Mumbai University first merit list out: Self-financed degree courses top choice, check cutoff for prominent colleges

At Wilson College, the cut-off is 93.6%, seven percentage points higher than 2019. “Cut-offs for almost all courses have gone up or remained similar to 2019. Despite Covid-19, students want to study in Mumbai. We got applications from many outstation students and the competition seems to be as fierce as 2019,” said Rajendra Shinde, principal, […]

Listen to the BBC’s radio version of Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ trilogy online

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels are a cornerstone of science fiction, but getting into a vast series about, among other things, mathematically predicting the rise and fall of entire civilizations isn’t always easy. In 1973, however, the BBC adapted Foundation into a serial radio drama, capturing the original trilogy in eight hour-long episodes. These are available […]