Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

From Pakistan, the Kashmir region appears disputed. From India, it appears firmly under Indian control. Google Maps changes disputed borders based on the country a user is searching from, demonstrating its ability to bend information to its will. Read more: https://wapo.st/37nFgZD. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ … Read more Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

Introducing ‘FakeOut’: A series about misinformation from The Fact Checker

Over the last year, we’ve expanded our video series well beyond fact-checking American politicians. We introduced a comprehensive guide to manipulated video, explained the complex history of Turkey and the Kurds, and investigated conflicting reports of violence in Kashmir. And now we’re trying something new. For the next three episodes, the Fact Checker video team … Read more Introducing ‘FakeOut’: A series about misinformation from The Fact Checker

What is the human cost of Kashmir’s internet blackout? | The Stream

Internet service is finally trickling back into Indian-administered Kashmir, after an agonizing 160-day communications blackout. The ban followed India’s controversial decision last August to revoke the region’s semi-autonomous status. Officials insist the blackout is needed to prevent unrest, but India’s Supreme Court disagrees. It recently ruled that an indefinite suspension is “impermissible” under the constitution. … Read more What is the human cost of Kashmir’s internet blackout? | The Stream

The silenced YouTube stars of Kashmir – BBC News

Kashmiri Kalkharabs is a YouTube channel based in Indian-administered Kashmir. The satire channel touched on social, political and cultural issues and had a large following in the region. However, since the internet was blocked back in August, when the region was stripped of its semi-autonomous status and divided into two federally-administered territories, YouTubers like Kashmiri … Read more The silenced YouTube stars of Kashmir – BBC News

Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

Going Underground speaks to the Indian High Commissioner to the U.K. Ruchi Ghanashyam. She discusses the importance of Republic Day for India which falls on the 26th of January and responds to allegations made by the Pakistani High Commissioner over Kashmir. She discusses why Narendra Modi’s BJP scrapped Article 370, criticism of the Indian government’s … Read more Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

The man who lost his family – BBC News

In 1971, a brief war between India and Pakistan over the territory of Kashmir shifted the border 6 kilometres into Pakistan’s space. Four villages became part of the Indian territory, and the villagers away from home on that day were permanently split from their families. Farhat Javed of BBC Urdu and Aamir Peerzada of BBC … Read more The man who lost his family – BBC News

Iran: From patriotism to protests | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: How the downing of a Ukrainian passenger aircraft flipped the narrative in Iran. Plus, the challenges of reporting race in Portuguese media. From mourning Soleimani to protesting against the regime When a US drone strike killed Iran’s most important military figure, General Qassem Soleimani, two weeks ago, it provided … Read more Iran: From patriotism to protests | The Listening Post (Full)

India’s top court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown

India’s Supreme Court has ordered an urgent review of the lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir. The ruling is in response to a series of petitions challenging the legality of the government’s shutdown which includes a ban on internet. The court also said suspending the internet without a clear duration is a violation of telecom rules. Prime … Read more India’s top court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown