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'Monster Hunter' movie pulled in China after race row

December 08, 2020 4:35 PM

A brief line of dialogue was targeted by Chinese social media users as racist.

Facebook fights hate speech, race abuse before Myanmar election

November 07, 2020 5:00 AM

SINGAPORE/LONDON • One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar's general election tomorrow, Mr Sithu Maung, worries that fake news on Facebook could damage his chances.

Philippines expects unhampered oil exploration in disputed waters after lifting of moratorium

October 16, 2020 7:27 PM

MANILA - The Philippines is confident that it can resume searching for oil and gas in the South China Sea unhampered, as China signals it is willing to help a friendly neighbour with dwindling energy sources.

Beyonce reference cut from Bollywood song after racist lyrics storm

September 15, 2020 9:28 PM

MUMBAI (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - A song from an upcoming Bollywood film has been rewritten after social media users criticised the original lyrics as racist for glorifying fair skin and making an inappropriate reference to Black American pop star Beyonce.

Cheeky slogans breathe new life into 'Tamil pride' movement

September 10, 2020 5:00 AM

Twitter in India is seeing a century-old linguistic movement re-emerge as an irreverent Tamil pride campaign.

Cheeky Tamil pride slogans spark a movement among non-Hindi-speaking Indians

September 09, 2020 10:58 PM

BANGALORE - Twitter in India is seeing a century-old linguistic movement reemerge as an irreverent Tamil pride campaign

The Graphic Truth: Racial diversity in US professional sports

In an unprecedented step to protest racial injustice, several US professional sports teams last week staged a walkout after the shooting of an unarmed Black man by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The boycott was initially led by the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association, a league where three-quarters of players are Black. But Bucks were soon followed by other teams and sports — including several from Major League Baseball, where whites make up nearly two thirds of players. As professional athletes take bolder stands on the contentious conversation about race relations in the run-up to the November presidential election, we took a look at the racial breakdown of the players in five major US professional sports competitions.

Facebook staff question policy after top exec opposed applying hate-speech rules on Indian politician

August 19, 2020 10:59 PM

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Facebook and its top lobbying executive in India, Ms Ankhi Das, are facing questions internally from employees over how political content is regulated in its biggest market, according to sources with direct knowledge and internal posts seen by Reuters.

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