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Facebook founder grilled over asking for allowing posts that deny Holocaust

WASHINGTON: Facebook found itself embroiled anew in controversy Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg argued the leading social network should not filter out posts denying the Holocaust. The comments by Zuckerberg drew fierce criticism and appeared to undermine Facebook's latest effort to root out hate speech, violence and misinformation on its platform. In an interview with tech website Recode on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, it would not filter…

Imran breaks silence on ‘sajda’ at shrine

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan clarified his act of 'Sajda' (prostrating) by saying that he had only kissed the floor of the shrine out of the respect for the Sufi saint for his services to Islam. Imran visited the shrine of Baba Fareeduddin Ganj Shakar (RA) with his wife on Wednesday night. The visit was recorded and later went viral on the social media. Religious conservatives and liberals alike criticised Imran for what appeared to be a sajdah at the stairs of the shrine. Imran later…

Mahira Khan caught in another ‘smoking’ controversy

Mahira Khan made off-putting headlines last year after she was snapped smoking a cigarette with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, thus unleashing torrent of criticism on the actress in Pakistan – now the same controversy appears boiling up to haunt the charming actress following her new video of smoking surfaced online. The video, which was captured at an event, shows Mahira attired in a white dress speaking to somebody and alongside smoking a cigarette. As shown in the clip, Mahira soon realizes she is being recorded and…