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  • YouTube takes down music videos supportive of farmers' protest Feb 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    YouTube takes down music videos supportive of farmers' protest

    Despite the takedowns, fans of the artists have posted the video on other channels.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad turns down request for meeting with Twitter; MeitY Secretary to lead talks Feb 10, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Ravi Shankar Prasad turns down request for meeting with Twitter; MeitY Secretary to lead talks

    In the talks with the Centre, Twitter is likely to convey its internal policy on implementation of valid government orders for blocking content and accounts.

  • Twitter to govt: Blocking accounts against Indian law, and our principles of defending freedom of expression Feb 10, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Twitter to govt: Blocking accounts against Indian law, and our principles of defending freedom of expression

    The microblogging site also listed steps, including suspension of more than 500 accounts engaging in manipulation, action on accounts inciting violence and labelling of tweets that were in violation of its policy, as part of enforcement under the Twitter Rules since the violence in New Delhi on January 26.

  • Read full text of Twitter's response to blocking orders from Centre Feb 10, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Read full text of Twitter's response to blocking orders from Centre

    Twitter has said that the values that underpin the open internet and free expression are “increasingly under threat around the world”.

  • Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report Feb 10, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Twitter begins blocking accounts as per Centre’s request: Report

    The issue came to a head on February 9 after reports emerged that the Centre may drag the social media platform into a legal mire if it failed to “quickly comply” with requests.

  • What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative Feb 09, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    What is Koo, how to download it, and why Indian ministers are moving to the Twitter alternative

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who holds portfolios including Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications along with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal are among the prominent names who have joined Koo.

  • Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report Feb 09, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Centre may drag Twitter into legal mire for failing to ‘quickly comply’ with requests: Report

    If it does seek legal recourse, the Centre could lodge an FIR against Twitter under Section 69A (3) of the Information Technology Act

  • 'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning Feb 08, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning

    Twitter believes that the open and free exchange of information has a positive global impact, and that the tweets must continue to flow, said the microblogging site.

  • Farmers’ protest: Centre asks Twitter to block 1,178 ‘Pakistani, Khalistani’ accounts Feb 08, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    Farmers’ protest: Centre asks Twitter to block 1,178 ‘Pakistani, Khalistani’ accounts

    The Centre has also objected to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ‘liking’ multiple tweets by foreign-based celebrities in support of the farmers’ protest, according to a report.

  • Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames Feb 05, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are banning accounts with links to OGUsers, a group that peddles rare usernames online

  • Kangana Ranaut finds her multiple tweets deleted by Twitter for violating the microblogging site's rules Feb 04, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut finds her multiple tweets deleted by Twitter for violating the microblogging site's rules

    This follows a rampage the actress made on the site, discussing a tweet made by international pop-sensation and businesswoman Rihanna on the ongoing farmer protests.

  • Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report Feb 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report

    Over the past seven years, experts have given the BJP an edge over the Congress across all social media platforms.

  • Rihanna joins growing list of celebrities who come out in support of farmer protest Feb 02, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Rihanna joins growing list of celebrities who come out in support of farmer protest

    Rihanna isn't the first celebrity to raise questions. Several others too join her in asking questions about the situation.

  • Elon Musk announces break from Twitter days after boosting GameStop surge: Here's how netizens react Feb 02, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Elon Musk announces break from Twitter days after boosting GameStop surge: Here's how netizens react

    Musk, 49, announced the social media break days after his "Gamestonks" tweet was attributed to another surge in the stock of US video game retailer GameStop.

  • Budget 2021 memes on middle class taxpayers dominate Twitter trends after Nirmala Sitharaman's speech Feb 01, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Budget 2021 memes on middle class taxpayers dominate Twitter trends after Nirmala Sitharaman's speech

    Social media users flooded Twitter with Budget 2021 memes after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2021-22 on February 1.

  • Blue ticks for social media handles sold on private marketplaces: Report Jan 30, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Blue ticks for social media handles sold on private marketplaces: Report

    Facebook and Instagram state that an account must be authentic, notable, complete and unique in order to be verified.

  • Twitter suspends over 550 accounts, flags tweets over Republic Day violence during farmers’ tractor rally Jan 27, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Twitter suspends over 550 accounts, flags tweets over Republic Day violence during farmers’ tractor rally

    A Twitter spokesperson said the microblogging platform has also labelled tweets that were found to be in violation of its 'synthetic and manipulated media policy'.

  • Twitter launches 'Birdwatch' to combat misinformation Jan 26, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Twitter launches 'Birdwatch' to combat misinformation

    Birdwatch is currently for people in the US.

  • Over 300 Twitter handles generated from Pakistan to disrupt farmers' tractor rally: Delhi Police Jan 24, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Over 300 Twitter handles generated from Pakistan to disrupt farmers' tractor rally: Delhi Police

    Since November last year, farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the Centre's three new agriculture laws at several Delhi border points, including Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, demanding that the legislations be repealed.

  • The Tech Weekender: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp come under fire in India, Honor's first independent smartphone, a new Snapdragon chip and more Jan 23, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp come under fire in India, Honor's first independent smartphone, a new Snapdragon chip and more

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending January 23.

  • Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies Jan 22, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    Account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei not suspended, Twitter clarifies

    After reports claimed that Khamenei's social media account was suspended, a clarification was issued by Twitter. Action was only taken against a fake account, it said.

  • Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account restricted temporarily after remarks on 'Tandav' Jan 20, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account restricted temporarily after remarks on 'Tandav'

    This comes after she made controversial remarks about "Tandav" creators through a post. In the now-deleted tweet, Kangana had said that it was "time to take their heads off", for allegedly insulting Hindu gods in the web series.

  • Do we need a United Nations to oversee technology platforms? Jan 20, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Do we need a United Nations to oversee technology platforms?

    The recent ‘armed insurrection’ in Washington DC revealed the best and worst of technology platforms, but the inarguable lesson is to find a way to finally tame these platforms

  • Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel Jan 18, 2021 02:59 AM IST

    Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel

    The move comes amid data concerns after Facebook-owned WhatsApp notified users it would update it's data sharing policy (which it has now delayed due to intense backlash) and Twitter blocked accounts.

  • Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Donald Trump Jan 17, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Inside Twitter’s decision to cut off Donald Trump

    Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, had reservations about locking US President Donald Trump's account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

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