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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.

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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.



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.

Here's How A Secret Meeting Of Twitter Execs And Indian Activists Caused A Caste Scandal

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and policy boss Vijaya Gadde seemed completely unprepared to deal with caste issues, according to sources.

Women In Mumbai And Los Angeles Swap Mystery Beauty Boxes

Aishwarya and Chantel connect across the continents by making customized beauty boxes for one another.

In The ’70s, A Bunch Of White People Built A Town In India. Today, It’s A Kind Of Paradise.

While urban Indians like me run our own home into the ground, the 50% foreign community of Auroville has turned barren land into a lush forest. For more on this story, watch Follow This on Netflix.

11 Awkward And (Some) Funny Moments From Aamir Khan's Episode On "Koffee With Karan"

He was literally just there to promote "Thugs Of Hindostan" and wasn't hiding it.

Bollywood Needs A Time’s Up Movement. Here’s Why It’s Not Happening Anytime Soon.

India’s #MeToo movement has finally reached cinema — but unlike in Hollywood, the women leading the way aren't household names.

India’s Government Wants WhatsApp To Reveal The Locations And Phone Numbers Of People Using It For Real-World Violence

The government is pressing the instant messenger for traceability after mobs who fell for hoaxes spread through the app resulted in deadly violence.

India Just Unveiled The Tallest Statue In The World To A Very Mixed Reaction

The unveiling of the “Statue of Unity” has been met with protests and memes, and it won’t even be the tallest statue for that long.

With Alexa, Amazon Plans To "Democratize Voice In India." It's Still Day One.

Amazon has big ambitions for Alexa in India, where voice recognition is considered "the next big innovation." But for now, she only speaks English.

An Indian Government Minister Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Has Stepped Down From His Post

MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 20 women who worked under him while he was an editor at various publications.

A Journalist Accused A Government Minister Of Harassment. Now He’s Suing Her For Defamation.

M.J. Akbar was an editor with the Asian Age at the time the alleged harassment occurred.

Indian Women Have Faced Abuse And Harassment For Years. Now They Are Naming Names.

Due process has failed Indian victims of sexual assault for years — and now they’re using social media to call out men.

Facebook Will Set Up An Election Task Force In India Ahead Of Major Elections

The US tech company has promised action after experts criticized it for not doing enough to prevent abuse on its platform in key growth markets.

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