Tuesday July 23, 2019

Actress Malaika Arora Does Not Pay Heed to Haters

On the professional front, she is currently seen as a judge on "India's Got Talent"

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Malaika Arora.

Actress and TV personality Malaika Arora says she has no time for haters and the opinionated on social media platforms.

Malaika on Wednesday took to her Instagram stories, where she wrote: “No time for bulls****ers, drainers and the opinionated.”

More noise than change: Malaika Arora on India's #MeToo wave
Malaika has no time for haters.

The actress, who was once married to actor Arbaaz Khan, has often been trolled on her dressing style.

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On the professional front, she is currently seen as a judge on “India’s Got Talent”. (IANS)

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Knight Foundation Pledging Nearly $50 Million for Research in How Social Media Impacts Democracy

The grants announced Monday by the Miami-based Knight Foundation partly respond to the manipulation

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FILE - Students discuss First Amendment rights at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., April 2. 2016, during a conference sponsored by the Newseum Institute and Knight Foundation. (Photo credit - Mark Schierbecker via Flickr). VOA

A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy.

The grants announced Monday by the Miami-based Knight Foundation partly respond to the manipulation of tech giants like Facebook and Twitter during the 2016 election. Eleven universities and research institutions are recipients.

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A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy. Pixabay

Besides trying to get a bead on social media’s impact on election campaigns, the grants include projects on the spread of disinformation and how newsrooms can address polarization in society. The foundation says it is time for society to understand the issues through data and not emotion.

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Grants will go to New York University, Carnegie Mellon, George Washington, North Carolina, the University of Washington, Indiana, Stanford, Texas, Wisconsin, Yale and the Data & Society Research Institute. (VOA)