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Hindu Nationalism Just Won Another Crushing Election Victory In India

Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist BJP are on course for reelection with a stronger majority than 2014.

9億人が参加する世界最大の「お祭り」が開かれていることをご存じですか

世界最大の民主主義の祭典が、インドで行われている。インド総選挙だ。有権者数は9億人。想像を絶する規模だ。

A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge

VidMate told BuzzFeed News it was investigating the claims, but declined to share basic information about its employees and ownership.

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The Most Toxic Candidate In The World's Biggest Election Is A Holy Woman Who Wants To Start A Religious War With Muslims

Nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party, Thakur describes Gandhi’s assassin as a patriot and says she is fighting a holy war.

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Which Shahrukh Khan Character Are You?

Because no matter what, naam toh suna hi hoga.

Only Huge Bollywood Fans Can Pass This Quiz

Think outside the (Khan) box.

India’s Top Judge Has Been Accused Of Sexual Harassment. But The Supreme Court Wants To Investigate A “Conspiracy” Against Him.

The woman who made the complaint says she is full of “fear and anxiety” over whether she’ll receive a fair hearing.

Twitter Will Let Users Report Tweets That Mislead Voters

The tool will be rolled out in India, where general elections are already underway, and in the European Union, which holds elections in May.

India’s Top Judge Dismissed Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Himself. Now Lawyers Are Rallying For His Accuser.

Legal organizations throw their support behind a woman who has accused the head of India’s Supreme Court of sexual harassment.

A Woman Has Accused India’s Most Senior Judge Of Sexual Harassment

Speaking to BuzzFeed News from a safe house, the woman alleged that the judge sexually harassed her and carried out a campaign of retaliation against her and her family.

A Child Is Abused Every Four Hours In India. Banning TikTok Won't Fix That.

Panic over child sexual abuse online has led to TikTok being banned. But disturbing videos of children are still available on the app.

TikTok Just Got Banned In India Over Fears It Is Exposing Children To Porn And Sexual Predators

More than 120 million of the app’s 500 million users are from India.

WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All

A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Britain’s Charity Regulator Is Formally Investigating WWF Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses

The UK Charity Commission has launched an investigation after BuzzFeed News exposed evidence that anti-poaching guards backed by the World Wide Fund for Nature have tortured and killed people.

Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Indian And Pakistani Political Pages For Spreading Bad Information Before India's Elections

“We don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.

Wealthy Vapers In India Are Buying Juul Kits For $100 On The Gray Market

As Indian officials crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes, underground resellers are peddling Juuls on the gray market at a dramatic markup to wealthy customers curious about the controversial American brand.

YouTube Is Rolling Out A Feature That Shows Fact-Checks When People Search For Sensitive Topics

The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.

WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People

The beloved animal charity with the cuddly panda logo funds vicious paramilitary forces to fight poaching. A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the hidden human cost.

While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway

“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”

The Indian Pilot Captured By Pakistan Has Been Handed Back To India

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had become the focal point of an escalating conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Lilly Singh Just Came Out As Bisexual And Everyone Has A Lot Of Feelings

Happy 20BiTeen to all of us, especially Lilly.

These Women Are Living In Fear After Their College Suspended Them Over A WhatsApp Message

Amid a tense atmosphere following the deadliest terror attack in Kashmir in decades, four young women are fearing for their lives over a WhatsApp message they allegedly sent.

Apple Has A Repair Problem In The World's Second Largest Smartphone Market

There are no Apple stores yet in India, and iPhone users have been stranded with third-party service providers, who they say do not live up to the premium brand’s promise in the rest of the world.

Twitter Is About To Be Questioned About Political Bias By India’s Nationalist Government. The Company Is Denying It.

Twitter says that it doesn’t let users’ political ideologies influence its policies, three days before being questioned by a Parliamentary Committee in India.

Netflix Says It Won’t Show Content In India That Disrespects The Country’s Flag, Hurts Religious Sentiments, Or Promotes Terrorism

The streaming giant, along with eight other streaming services, voluntarily agreed to ban contentious content — but critics say it’s censorship.

Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months

“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.

Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook

Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.

A Woman Died Of Rabies After First Being Misdiagnosed As Having A Panic Attack

The patient, who was bitten by a puppy while on a yoga retreat in India, is only the 24th rabies-related death in the US in the past decade.

Millions Of Women Formed A 385-Mile-Long “Women’s Wall” To Protest Gender Inequality

Organizers said 5 million women joined the protest, stretching across the state of Kerala in India.

In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India

Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.

India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"

It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.

10 Web Series From 2018 You Should Watch And 10 Web Series From 2019 You Should Watch Out For

You've got LOTS to binge till the ones from next year roll in.

20 Crushes Who Made Your Heart Soar In 2018

What a great year it's been for these stars.

12 Hilarious Moments From Diljit Dosanjh And Badshah's "Koffee With Karan" Episode

Probably the best episode this season has seen so far.

A Sexual Abuse Case Is Tearing Apart The Catholic Church In India

A wall of silence surrounds the death of a key witness in a huge rape scandal.

インドの禁じられた島・北センチネルに上陸した米国人、文明を拒む先住民に殺害される

ベンガル湾に浮かぶ島で、石器時代の暮らしを続ける人々に近づいた米国人が殺害された。

A Teenager Died In A Cyclone After She Was Segregated From Her Family For Getting Her First Period

The 14-year-old was made to sleep away from her family. Then the cyclone hit.

WhatsApp Has Finally Hired A Head For India, The Company’s Largest Market

The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.

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