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  • 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.

  • Don't send your Ethereum to Nothing, Carl Pei's twitter account was hacked May 25, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Don't send your Ethereum to Nothing, Carl Pei's twitter account was hacked

    NothingCoin ain't a thing chief!

  • Delhi Police visits Twitter India's offices to serve notice in 'toolkit' case May 24, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Delhi Police visits Twitter India's offices to serve notice in 'toolkit' case

    The visit was necessitated as the investigators wanted to ascertain who is the right person to serve a notice, "as replies by Twitter India MD have been very ambiguous," the Delhi Police said.

  • Trouble mounts for Facebook, Twitter as deadline looms to comply with social media norms May 24, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Trouble mounts for Facebook, Twitter as deadline looms to comply with social media norms

    Facebook, Twitter and Instgram have until May 26 to comply with intermediary guidelines. Only Indian platform Koo has complied with the rules so far.

  • 'Congress Toolkit' tweets by BJP leaders continue to be labelled as 'manipulated media' May 24, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    'Congress Toolkit' tweets by BJP leaders continue to be labelled as 'manipulated media'

    The tweets can be seen on the feed of at least five accounts, such as Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, party’s national social media in-charge Priti Gandhi and national spokesperson Sambit Patra.

  • Congress 'toolkit' case: Delhi Police issues notice to Twitter, seeks explanation for 'manipulated media' flag May 24, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    Congress 'toolkit' case: Delhi Police issues notice to Twitter, seeks explanation for 'manipulated media' flag

    Twitter recently labelled as "manipulated media" a tweet of Patra on the alleged toolkit prepared by Congress to target the Narendra Modi government.

  • Twitter Tip Jar | How to send tips to users and activate the feature on your account May 24, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Twitter Tip Jar | How to send tips to users and activate the feature on your account

    The feature is currently only being offered to select creators, journalists, experts and non-profits globally. But will be available to more users in the future.

  • Twitter to take on Clubhouse with Ticketed Spaces feature; plans to get 20% revenue cut on exclusive content May 23, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Twitter to take on Clubhouse with Ticketed Spaces feature; plans to get 20% revenue cut on exclusive content

    Twitter's Ticketed Spaces feature allow creators on the platform to charge for exclusive access to their content.

  • Centre asks Twitter to drop 'manipulated media' tag for 'Congress toolkit' tweets: Reports May 21, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    Centre asks Twitter to drop 'manipulated media' tag for 'Congress toolkit' tweets: Reports

    The objection raised by the Centre, as claimed by reports, comes a day after Twitter flagged BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s “Congress toolkit” tweet as “manipulated media”.

  • BJP leader Sambit Patra’s ‘Congress toolkit’ tweet flagged as manipulated media May 21, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    BJP leader Sambit Patra’s ‘Congress toolkit’ tweet flagged as manipulated media

    In the tweet posted by Sambit Patra on May 18, he had shared screenshots of a purported ‘toolkit’ of the rival Congress party, which he claimed was being used to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Now, you can request Twitter to get your account verified, get Blue Tick on your profile May 21, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Now, you can request Twitter to get your account verified, get Blue Tick on your profile

    The famed "Blue Check" now has a different ladder for you to climb

  • Twitter starts account verification process for 'blue tick' May 20, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Twitter starts account verification process for 'blue tick'

    On May 20, Twitter highlighted that it has also started automatically removing the verified badge from those accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for verification.

  • Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary, changes pronouns officially to 'they/them' May 20, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Demi Lovato comes out as non-binary, changes pronouns officially to 'they/them'

    In a video message, the two-time Grammy nominee and former Disney star Demi Lovato elaborated on their choice of gender identification and launched their new podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato.

  • After Arvind Kejriwal's tweet on COVID strain, Singapore tells Facebook and Twitter to carry correction notice May 20, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    After Arvind Kejriwal's tweet on COVID strain, Singapore tells Facebook and Twitter to carry correction notice

    The ministry of health's move comes after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a call for a flight ban, saying a new strain particularly harmful to children was circulating in Singapore, almost triggering a diplomatic row.

  • Twitter finds its AI tends to crop out Black people, men from photos May 20, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Twitter finds its AI tends to crop out Black people, men from photos

    The study by three of its machine learning researchers was conducted after user criticism last year about image previews in posts excluding Black people's faces.

  • Covid may be making social media addiction worse. Fix it now May 19, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Covid may be making social media addiction worse. Fix it now

    It’s time we paid attention to our growing social media addiction.

  • Twitter Blue premium subscription service to include 'Collections' and "Undo Tweet" features; to be priced at $2.99 per month May 15, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Twitter Blue premium subscription service to include 'Collections' and "Undo Tweet" features; to be priced at $2.99 per month

    Twitter Blue will also get a new function called ‘Collections’, which will allow users to save and organize their favourite tweets into collections to easily locate later on.

  • Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter May 12, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

    Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one of the party’s most successful foot soldiers on this evolving online battlefield. He joined Twitter in October 2019, as scores of Chinese diplomats surged onto Twitter and Facebook, which are both banned in China.

  • Facebook tests prompt to encourage users to read articles before sharing May 11, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Facebook tests prompt to encourage users to read articles before sharing

    The new feature will remind users that they should at least skim through the article once before they share it with the world.

  • Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter May 11, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

    China’s advance on Western social media is one part of a much broader infrastructure of influence that has shaped how Hollywood makes movies, what Western publishers print and what overseas Chinese-language media outlets communicate to China’s vast diaspora.

  • Twitter donates $15 million for COVID-19 relief in India May 11, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Twitter donates $15 million for COVID-19 relief in India

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that the amount has been donated to three non-governmental organisations Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA

  • Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted content of some users May 09, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted content of some users

    The error has since been fixed, while the company said that the bug was not related to any particular issue.

  • 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.

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