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  • 'Almost always rejected': Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath before Twitter verified his handle Jun 04, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    'Almost always rejected': Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath before Twitter verified his handle

    Within a couple of hours after he shared the post, Nithin Kamath's account was seen with the blue tick, as Twitter decided to verify his handle.

  • Twitter's Spaces now has a dedicated tab Jun 04, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Twitter's Spaces now has a dedicated tab

    Twitter has introduced a new tab for Spaces to make it easier to find

  • Twitter's subscription service now has a pricing for India Jun 03, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Twitter's subscription service now has a pricing for India

    Twitter Blue will be priced at Rs 269 per month in India.

  • Twitter resumes verification application process for users looking to get the Blue Check Jun 02, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    Twitter resumes verification application process for users looking to get the Blue Check

    The social media platform had paused the program on May 29 after reopening it on May 20.

  • Elon Musk stirs up nostalgia with his most recent tweet Jun 02, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Elon Musk stirs up nostalgia with his most recent tweet

    Although the primary concern among most of his followers seems to be related to Dogecoin.

  • Explained | Tomorrow: Twitter's local weather service Jun 02, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Explained | Tomorrow: Twitter's local weather service

    Twitter has teamed up with Eric Holthaus to launch a local weather news service

  • Twitter testing ads on Fleets to catch up to Snap, Facebook Jun 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Twitter testing ads on Fleets to catch up to Snap, Facebook

    Fleet ads will be the first on Twitter that appear full screen on phones, the company said.

  • Striving to comply with applicable law in India: Twitter on Delhi HC order May 31, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Striving to comply with applicable law in India: Twitter on Delhi HC order

    The company has named Bengaluru-based Dharmendra Chatur as the interim Resident Grievance Officer for India. Its peers Facebook, Google and LinkedIn too have appointed local grievance officers.

  • Twitter has to comply with new IT rules for digital media, says Delhi HC May 31, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    Twitter has to comply with new IT rules for digital media, says Delhi HC

    Justice Rekha Palli issued notice to the Centre and social media platform Twitter seeking their stand on a plea by a lawyer, Amit Acharya, claiming non-compliance of the rules by it.

  • Twitter hits pause on its verification program a little over a week after relaunching it May 30, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Twitter hits pause on its verification program a little over a week after relaunching it

    The social media giant said that it received more requests than anticipated and that it would have to review the current requests before accepting new ones.

  • The Tech Weekender: Twitter and WhatsApp express concerns over India's new IT rules, Unreal Engine 5 is here, Oppo Reno6 series launch and more May 29, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Twitter and WhatsApp express concerns over India's new IT rules, Unreal Engine 5 is here, Oppo Reno6 series launch and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending May 29.

  • IT Rules 2021 and Social Media: Centre, Twitter tussle explained May 28, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    IT Rules 2021 and Social Media: Centre, Twitter tussle explained

    Twitter described the new social media rules as a "potential threat to freedom of expression”. The government has strongly condemned Twitter’s response stating that it is baseless, false and an attempt to defame India.

  • Can't dictate what India’s legal policy framework should be: Centre to Twitter | Read full text May 27, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Can't dictate what India’s legal policy framework should be: Centre to Twitter | Read full text

    "Law making and policy formulations is the sole prerogative of the sovereign and Twitter is just a social media platform and it has no locus in dictating what should India’s legal policy framework should be," the Centre stated.

  • Tool-kit row | Delhi Police issues strongly-worded counter to Twitter, calls its statements 'mendacious' May 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Tool-kit row | Delhi Police issues strongly-worded counter to Twitter, calls its statements 'mendacious'

    According to the police statement, Twitter is purporting to be both investigating authority and adjudicating authority, but has no legal sanction to be either.

  • Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India May 27, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Govt hits back, says Twitter’s statement baseless, false and attempt to defame India

    A Twitter spokesperson had said: “Right now, we are concerned by recent events regarding our employees in India and the potential threat to freedom of expression for the people we serve.”

  • Twitter says concerned about India staff safety after police visit May 27, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    Twitter says concerned about India staff safety after police visit

    The company has also asked for minimum of 3 months extension to implement the new IT Rules that came into effect on May 26.

  • New IT regulations | Facebook, Twitter should follow rules in India as they do abroad: Sridhar Vembu May 26, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    New IT regulations | Facebook, Twitter should follow rules in India as they do abroad: Sridhar Vembu

    Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu launched a fiery attack on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube over their reluctance to comply with India's new information technology rules, asserting that they have to operate according to the laws of the land and stop dictating terms. Key excerpts from the interview: "These platforms are already doing censorship. Take the Covid issue when they censored all discussions related to its origins in the Wuhan lab. So for them to turn around and accuse the Indian government of something is just hypocritical" "If they want to operate in our country, they have to operate according to our laws. They don't get to make laws here" "Sovereignty matters. India has to determine what is appropriate for our standards, our values, all of that. And we don't want a Facebook or Twitter dictating terms to us”

  • Facebook, Twitter cannot dictate terms, must follow rules in India: Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu May 26, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Facebook, Twitter cannot dictate terms, must follow rules in India: Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu

    The billionaire founder of the software product firm said social media platforms follow laws of other nations and there is no reason why they shouldn’t in India. “Investors go to China because there's money to be made.”

  • In Big tech vs Govt on new IT law, will courts play middlemen? Here’s what experts say May 26, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    In Big tech vs Govt on new IT law, will courts play middlemen? Here’s what experts say

    Large social media firms Facebook and Twitter can lose their intermediary privileges today for failing to comply with the new IT law. Losing the tag would mean being held accountable for the content posted on their platforms. The impact will be minimal for on users, say analysts.

  • New Social Media Rules: Here’s what Facebook, WhatsApp have to say about compliance May 26, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    New Social Media Rules: Here’s what Facebook, WhatsApp have to say about compliance

    WhatsApp has pleaded before the Delhi High Court to declare one of the new rules a violation of privacy rights as it requires social media companies to identify the first originator of information when authorities demand it.

  • New social media rules Highlights | Facebook, Twitter should stop dictating terms: Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu May 26, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    New social media rules Highlights | Facebook, Twitter should stop dictating terms: Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu

    New social media rules Highlights: Social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook risk losing their status risk losing their status and protections as intermediaries, if they fail to comply with the guidelines.

  • Twitter, Facebook getting banned in India from today? Here's all you need to know May 25, 2021 09:52 PM IST

    Twitter, Facebook getting banned in India from today? Here's all you need to know

    The rules will be effective from May 26, despite these companies seeking a total six-month delay in their implementation.

  • TikTok, the fastest way on earth to become a food star May 25, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    TikTok, the fastest way on earth to become a food star

    TikTok has birthed a new generation of cooking stars who didn’t put in years in a professional kitchen, and who are often showcasing recipes they find online rather than developing their own.

  • Koo hails new social media norms, appoints Rahul Satyakam as Grievance Officer May 25, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Koo hails new social media norms, appoints Rahul Satyakam as Grievance Officer

    The new rules include creating systems to deal with user grievances and to monitor harmful content. None of the other major social media platforms (with over 50 lakh users) has complied with the new rules, say sources.

  • 'Toolkit' case: Congress writes to Twitter, seeks ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets by Union Ministers May 25, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    'Toolkit' case: Congress writes to Twitter, seeks ‘manipulated media’ tag for tweets by Union Ministers

    The ‘Toolkit’ case refers to allegation by the BJP leaders accusing the Congress of creating a 'toolkit' that seeks to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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