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Protect your friends, delete Facebook

Facebook’s troubles were to be expected. The company’s main ambition has always been to harvest, use and even, in some self-confessed instances, manipulate information about people based on finding out and studying their emotions. To achieve this, it would even turn down business from people who do not want to share their personal details with it.

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Romanians show the world the dangers of voting for populists

There were massive protests in Romania against a return of times when acts of corruption went unpunished. The protests lasted for two weeks, the biggest the country had seen since the 1989 revolution that culminated with the execution of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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India Elections: Anti-Corruption Party Faces First Test

By Sourajit Aiyer

The battle to prove one’s worth is always challenging for the “new kid on the block”, and it is not different for India’s Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party).

India’s youngest political party was a result of the anti-corruption movement initiated by civil society activists in 2011 for a citizen’s ombudsman bill against corruption. That movement was essentially “apolitical” and saw popular support from common Indians.

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