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user-generated content

The production of content by the general public rather than by paid professionals and experts in the field. Also called "peer production" and "crowdsourcing" and available on the Web via blogs, wikis and social media, user-generated content includes the daily news, encyclopedias, movie and product reviews, as well as articles and postings on any subject, all of which have been traditionally written by editors, journalists and academics. See free economy.

The Amateur Rules!
As brought out in Andrew Keen's "The Cult of the Amateur," when everyday users are allowed to report the news anonymously and are not held accountable for anything they say, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction. Professional journalists and editors, even those with immense fame, can be criticized and even fired for false reporting. However, the contributing user who can write anything is never held responsible. In addition, anyone can post something online, leading to an unprecedented information overload in today's world. See Section 230, social media, blog, wiki, Wikipedia, Web 2.0, citizen journalism, YouTube and crowdsourcing.
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"...Students are cautioned and advised against taking admission in any college/university/technical institution in any territory under illegal occupation of Pakistan including the so-called AJK and Gilgit Baltistan which are currently not recognised by India", reads the circular by UGC.
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In the circular, the UGC observed that it had come to its notice that some institutions or universities, or institutions deemed to be universities were conducting examinations for their ODL programmes outside the state of their location or beyond their territorial jurisdiction, and warned that such courses were completely illegal.
"The students and parents are requested to ascertain the territorial jurisdiction of the institution before seeking admission in the same and refrain from studying in these institutions which violate the norms of the UGC," the notice added.
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"Studies show that millennials - that is, those born between around 1980 and 2000 - trust UGC 50 percent more than any other media," revealed Mark Taggart, Create eLearning's CEO.
Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said the CPIO of the UGC was defending the university as if he was a hired counsel for the educational body.
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