Jan 12, 2021 07:58 AM IST
"Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon", Twitter said in a blog late on Monday.
- Jan 11, 2021 06:45 PM IST
The company said suspension of Donald Trump's account, which had more than 88 million followers, was due to the risk of further violence, following the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday..
- Jan 11, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Asked about Twitter's decision, Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the operators of social media platforms “bear great responsibility for political communication not being poisoned by hatred, by lies and by incitement to violence.”
- Jan 11, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The moves have added fuel to the debate on a tech company’s right to censor users who breach their content policies and an individual’s right to freedom of expression
- Jan 11, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Now, his Twitter account yanked away from him permanently, Donald Trump faces the challenge, for both his remaining days in the White House and in a post-presidency, of how to thrust himself into the conversation on his own terms.
- Jan 10, 2021 03:17 PM IST
ICYMI: Here are the biggest developments from the world of technology from the week ending January 9.
- Jan 09, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Twitter permanently cut off Donald Trump's personal account and access to his nearly 90 million followers late on January 8, citing the risk of further incitement of violence.
- Jan 09, 2021 05:58 PM IST
On January 8, Twitter permanently blocked US President Donald Trump from accessing his personal account, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol on January 6. The social media giant has exempted many world leaders from its rules against personal attacks, hate speech and other behaviours. But after Trump’s recent tweet led to violence, his twitter account was banned.
- Jan 09, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Twitter shut down US President Donald Trump's @TeamTrump campaign account shortly after it sent out a tweet with a "statement from President Trump" accusing the social media platform of "banning free speech".
- Jan 09, 2021 10:45 AM IST
While permanently suspending US President Donald Trump's account, Twitter said its policy enables world leaders to speak to the public, but that these accounts “are not above our rules entirely” and can’t use the platform to incite violence.
- Jan 09, 2021 06:59 AM IST
Twitter has long given US President Donald Trump and other world leaders broad exemptions from its rules against personal attacks, hate speech and other behaviors.
- Jan 07, 2021 06:58 AM IST
Twitter locked US President Donald Trump out of his account for 12 hours and said that future violations could result in a permanent suspension. Facebook followed up in the evening, announcing that Trump wouldn't be able to post for 24 hours.
- Jan 04, 2021 10:22 PM IST
DownDetector, the service which tracks whether a service is down, has reported over 15,000 user complaints on January 4.
- Jan 04, 2021 10:31 AM IST
Donald Trump wants to abolish a 26-word law that defines the internet era, and the abolishment of which could destroy many businesses. But, the law may need reworking. Moneycontrol breaks down what is at stake.
- Dec 27, 2020 04:23 PM IST
World’s most loved phone brand was once into manufacturing of rubber boots. Similarly YouTube, the video sharing platform was launched as video dating site. Let’s take a look at some of the famous tech companies and their lucrative pivots during the journey.
- Dec 17, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Multiple FIRs have been lodged against the Indian arm of Twitter Inc of the US in eight states for allegedly promoting the tweet of one Gurpatwant Singh Pannum on 'Khhalistan'.
- Dec 15, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The affected Google services came back online after about an hour of outage.
- Dec 15, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, admitted killing and butchering his young victims - all but one of whom were women - who he met on Twitter.
- Dec 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Here's a look at past instances where major platforms went down across the globe for brief periods.
- Dec 14, 2020 06:05 PM IST
While Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma – all of them cricketers - were the most tweeted about Indian athletes on Twitter in 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter of appreciation on former India team captain MS Dhoni’s retirement turned out to be the most retweeted tweet of 2020.
- Dec 14, 2020 11:59 AM IST
The tweet share feature is available currently only on iOS, and support for Android smartphones is expected to be available soon.
- Dec 08, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Take a look at some of the golden Tweets of 2020 that emerged as the most Retweeted, Liked, and Quoted Tweets on the service, according to this Twitter blogpost.
- Dec 03, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The company banned speech that dehumanizes others based on religion or caste last year and updated the rule in March to add age, disability and disease to the list of protected categories.
- Dec 02, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Malviya had on November 28 quote-tweeted an earlier Rahul Gandhi tweet calling, the Congress leader 'the most discredited opposition leader India has seen in a long long time', and terming the photo of a farmer being lathi-charged as propaganda.
- Nov 25, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Twitter paused the verification program in 2017 after having heard the feedback that it felt arbitrary and confusing to many people