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  • Twitter suspends tens of thousands of accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content Jan 12, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    Twitter suspends tens of thousands of accounts dedicated to sharing QAnon content

    "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.

  • Twitter shares slump 8% after Donald Trump account suspension Jan 11, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Twitter shares slump 8% after Donald Trump account suspension

    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..

  • Germany's Merkel: Trump's Twitter eviction 'problematic' Jan 11, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Germany's Merkel: Trump's Twitter eviction 'problematic'

    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.”

  • Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far? Jan 11, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    Twitter vs Trump: Has Big Tech gone too far?

    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

  • Stripped of Twitter, Donald Trump faces a new challenge: How to get attention Jan 11, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Stripped of Twitter, Donald Trump faces a new challenge: How to get attention

    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.

  • The Tech Weekender: Twitter bans Donald Trump, WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, Signal's surge and more Jan 10, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Twitter bans Donald Trump, WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, Signal's surge and more

    ICYMI: Here are the biggest developments from the world of technology from the week ending January 9.

  • Donald Trump says he will look at creating his own platform after Twitter ban Jan 09, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    Donald Trump says he will look at creating his own platform after Twitter ban

    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.

  • Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account: A timeline of the spat Jan 09, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account: A timeline of the spat

    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.

  • Twitter deletes new Donald Trump's tweets on @POTUS handle, suspends campaign account Jan 09, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Twitter deletes new Donald Trump's tweets on @POTUS handle, suspends campaign account

    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".

  • Full text: What Twitter said about permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s account Jan 09, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Full text: What Twitter said about permanent suspension of Donald Trump’s account

    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.

  • Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account, citing risk of violent incitement Jan 09, 2021 06:59 AM IST

    Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account, citing risk of violent incitement

    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.

  • Twitter, Facebook suspend Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol violence Jan 07, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Twitter, Facebook suspend Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol violence

    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.

  • Slack is down globally, here's how users reacted to the situation Jan 04, 2021 10:22 PM IST

    Slack is down globally, here's how users reacted to the situation

    DownDetector, the service which tracks whether a service is down, has reported over 15,000 user complaints on January 4.

  • Explained | Section 230: Why a social media law angers Trump and what it means for us Jan 04, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Explained | Section 230: Why a social media law angers Trump and what it means for us

    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.

  • Wooden rice cookers, dehydrated fish and rubber boots: These were big tech giants like Sony, Samsung and Nokia’s first products Dec 27, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Wooden rice cookers, dehydrated fish and rubber boots: These were big tech giants like Sony, Samsung and Nokia’s first products

    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.

  • SC issues notice to Centre, 8 states on plea of Twitter India against multiple FIRs Dec 17, 2020 10:31 PM IST

    SC issues notice to Centre, 8 states on plea of Twitter India against multiple FIRs

    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'.

  • How Twitter reacted to Google Search, Gmail, YouTube outages Dec 15, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    How Twitter reacted to Google Search, Gmail, YouTube outages

    The affected Google services came back online after about an hour of outage.

  • Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ recieves death penalty for nine murders Dec 15, 2020 03:32 PM IST

    Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ recieves death penalty for nine murders

    Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, admitted killing and butchering his young victims - all but one of whom were women - who he met on Twitter.

  • Google services resume after a brief outage: Here are some of the biggest outages that took place in Oct-Dec 2020 Dec 14, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Google services resume after a brief outage: Here are some of the biggest outages that took place in Oct-Dec 2020

    Here's a look at past instances where major platforms went down across the globe for brief periods.

  • Most talked about athletes of 2020: Virat Kohli, Geeta Phogat get most mentions on Twitter in India Dec 14, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Most talked about athletes of 2020: Virat Kohli, Geeta Phogat get most mentions on Twitter in India

    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.

  • How to share your tweets on Snapchat, when is Instagram Stories support coming, and other details Dec 14, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    How to share your tweets on Snapchat, when is Instagram Stories support coming, and other details

    The tweet share feature is available currently only on iOS, and support for Android smartphones is expected to be available soon.

  • A Year in Tweets: PM Modi most retweeted in politics; Amitabh Bachchan, Virat Kohli and Ratan Tata make the cut Dec 08, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    A Year in Tweets: PM Modi most retweeted in politics; Amitabh Bachchan, Virat Kohli and Ratan Tata make the cut

    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.

  • Twitter expands hate speech rules to include race, ethnicity Dec 03, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Twitter expands hate speech rules to include race, ethnicity

    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.

  • Explained: Why was BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya’s tweet labelled and what is Twitter's ‘manipulated’ media policy Dec 02, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Explained: Why was BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya’s tweet labelled and what is Twitter's ‘manipulated’ media policy

    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.

  • Twitter to relaunch blue tick verification, set new guidelines Nov 25, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Twitter to relaunch blue tick verification, set new guidelines

    Twitter paused the verification program in 2017 after having heard the feedback that it felt arbitrary and confusing to many people

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