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  • Centre directs social media platforms to curb COVID-19 misinformation in new advisory May 08, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Centre directs social media platforms to curb COVID-19 misinformation in new advisory

    Social media platforms have been told to take immediate action to disable or remove content spreading misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • #COVIDSOS: India Twitter paints desperate picture of COVID-19 crisis May 07, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    #COVIDSOS: India Twitter paints desperate picture of COVID-19 crisis

    Pleas for oxygen, hospital beds, ventilators, access to intensive care units and even COVID-19 tests have inundated the Twitter feeds of Indian users since the crisis worsened in April. The shortage has been particularly acute in the capital city New Delhi.

  • Twitter starts rolling out Tip Jar feature to allow monetization of your tweets May 07, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Twitter starts rolling out Tip Jar feature to allow monetization of your tweets

    Currently, only a certain set of people such as creators, journalists, experts and non-profits can use the feature, however more users will be able to access the Tip Jar soon.

  • Donald Trump's 'communications' platform goes live ahead of Facebook's verdict May 05, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Donald Trump's 'communications' platform goes live ahead of Facebook's verdict

    Trump was banned from most social media websites including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat after the storming of Capitol Hill on January 6, this year.

  • Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results May 05, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results

    Volunteers across India are finding ways to amplify and address queries for updated information, oxygen cylinders, medicines and transport.

  • When Bill met Melinda: Their lives, split & philanthropy May 04, 2021 10:29 PM IST

    When Bill met Melinda: Their lives, split & philanthropy

    Bill and Melinda Gates have called it quits after 27 years of marriage. The Microsoft co-founder, 65, announced the news in a joint statement on Twitter. The statement also mentions that they will continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Kangana Ranaut's Twitter suspension: Here are some controversial tweets posted by the actress May 04, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut's Twitter suspension: Here are some controversial tweets posted by the actress

    The actress claims that her Twitter account suspension is proof that 'white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person'.

  • Netizens laud Twitter decision to permanently suspend Kangana Ranaut’s account May 04, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Netizens laud Twitter decision to permanently suspend Kangana Ranaut’s account

    On May 3, the actor, who has been a vocal supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party, posted a series of tweets making objectionable comments on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and proposing President’s rule in the state in view of the post-poll violence.

  • Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account permanently suspended, actress says 'Twitter only proved my point' May 04, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account permanently suspended, actress says 'Twitter only proved my point'

    Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account has been suspended for "repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy".

  • Twitter India suspends account impersonating CJI NV Ramana Apr 27, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Twitter India suspends account impersonating CJI NV Ramana

    Sources told PTI that the Supreme Court Registry detected the fake Twitter handle with the name @NVRamanma with the name and designation of the CJI in the profile.

  • Retweets, Bitcoins and Ether: How the global crypto community is raising funds for India to fight Covid19 Apr 26, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Retweets, Bitcoins and Ether: How the global crypto community is raising funds for India to fight Covid19

    Srinivasan has also used Twitter's RT (Retweet) function to great effect, using it to raise awareness and get people to pitch in. For instance, he tweeted that for every RT, he will donate another $50, up to $100,000, to help fight Covid in India.

  • Got account confirmation mail from Twitter? Here is why you should not worry Apr 26, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Got account confirmation mail from Twitter? Here is why you should not worry

    Some Twitter users reported receiving account confirmation emails from Twitter over the weekend

  • Centre asks Twitter to take down tweets sharing COVID-19 fake news: All you need to know Apr 26, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Centre asks Twitter to take down tweets sharing COVID-19 fake news: All you need to know

    A Twitter spokesperson said that the action had been taken “in response to a legal request from the Government of India".

  • COVID-19 second wave | Government asks Twitter, other social media platforms to remove misleading posts Apr 25, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Government asks Twitter, other social media platforms to remove misleading posts

    Twitter said it has notified the impacted account holders of its action taken in response to a legal request from the Indian government but did not give details of the affected accounts.

  • Twitter is now testing 'Professional Profiles' for businesses Apr 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Twitter is now testing 'Professional Profiles' for businesses

    The new feature is meant for businesses to display specific information on their profiles.

  • Twitter now allows you to share pictures in 4K on Android, iOS Apr 22, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Twitter now allows you to share pictures in 4K on Android, iOS

    Twitter is adding support for 4K images on mobile versions of its app

  • Twitter expands engineering team in India, appoints Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering Apr 20, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Twitter expands engineering team in India, appoints Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering

    Twitter is also hiring for several other positions across engineering, product, research and design.

  • Twitter confirms services down for some users after 40,000 users reported issues Apr 17, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Twitter confirms services down for some users after 40,000 users reported issues

    Around 40,000 users reported issues with the social media platform Friday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.

  • Russia fines Twitter $117,000 for not taking down calls to protest Apr 03, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Russia fines Twitter $117,000 for not taking down calls to protest

    The court found Twitter guilty on three counts of violating regulations on restricting unlawful content, ordering the company to pay three fines adding up to 8.9 million rubles (about $117,000).

  • Harsh Goenka slammed on Twitter for 'glorifying poverty' Mar 23, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Harsh Goenka slammed on Twitter for 'glorifying poverty'

    Goenka shared a picture that shows a woman carrying lights in a wedding procession, with her baby in a sling tied to her shoulders.

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells NFT of first tweet for $2.9 million Mar 23, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells NFT of first tweet for $2.9 million

    The tweet from March 2006, which says "just setting up my twttr," was bought by Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi, according to Valuables by Cent, the digital platform where the digital auction for the tweet was held.

  • First ever tweet, Jack Dorsey’s ‘just setting up my twttr’ turns 15-years-old Mar 22, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    First ever tweet, Jack Dorsey’s ‘just setting up my twttr’ turns 15-years-old

    The short tweet on March 21, 2006 by the Twitter CEO is now being sold at auction as a non-fungible token (NFT), with last known bid reaching $2.5 million

  • Twitter likely to roll-out awaited ‘Undo’ feature for paid users Mar 21, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Twitter likely to roll-out awaited ‘Undo’ feature for paid users

    The “undo” feature comes after long drawn calls for the site to enable an “edit” function for tweets – something that is unlikely to be made available.

  • Twitter asks: when should we cut off rule-breaking world leaders? Mar 19, 2021 08:59 AM IST

    Twitter asks: when should we cut off rule-breaking world leaders?

    Social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook Inc have been under scrutiny for the way they handle accounts of politicians and government officials

  • Ripped Jeans trend on Twitter after Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat's remark on how women dress Mar 18, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Ripped Jeans trend on Twitter after Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat's remark on how women dress

    After Rawat's remarks, women on Twitter post pictures of them in ripped jeans with hastags #GirlsWhoWearRippedJeans #Ripped JeansTiwtter to protest against his statement.

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