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  • Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and others threaten to leave Pakistan over new content censorship law Nov 21, 2020 08:49 PM IST

    Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and others threaten to leave Pakistan over new content censorship law

    Under the new law imposed by Pakistan, tech firms may have to face a fine of up to $3.14 million if they fail to remove or block unlawful content from their platforms within 24 hours of notice from Pakistan authorities

  • Parliament panel pulls up Twitter over Kunal Kamra’s 'offensive tweets' against CJI Bobde Nov 19, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    Parliament panel pulls up Twitter over Kunal Kamra’s 'offensive tweets' against CJI Bobde

    Kunal Kamra is currently facing contempt charges for posting tweets alleging that the Supreme Court was partial and indulged in favouritism when it granted easy reprieve to TV news anchor Arnab Goswami after he was arrested in an abetment to suicide case

  • Twitter issues written apology for 'Ladakh in China' error Nov 18, 2020 10:24 PM IST

    Twitter issues written apology for 'Ladakh in China' error

    The Indian government on October 22 had warned Twitter about its location setting that showed Leh in China, saying any disrespect towards the country's sovereignty and integrity is totally unacceptable.

  • Facebook, Twitter CEOs oppose any changes that may dictate content moderation Nov 18, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Facebook, Twitter CEOs oppose any changes that may dictate content moderation

    While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with the lawmakers, have agreed on the need to make necessary changes in the controversial Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the two social media heads said they opposed any changes that would allow the government to dictate content moderation.

  • Twitter Fleets works like Instagram Stories: Here is how Nov 18, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    Twitter Fleets works like Instagram Stories: Here is how

    Fleets will allow users to post content on their profile that will disappear after 24 hours.

  • Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement Nov 17, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Kamala Harris has 6 million more Twitter followers than incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence, vastly greater engagement

    With 11.8 million followers on microblogging platform Twitter, Harris has more than double the reach of Pence, who has 5.8 million followers on the social media platform.

  • Explained | Why did Twitter remove Amit Shah’s display picture and what are its rules? Nov 13, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Explained | Why did Twitter remove Amit Shah’s display picture and what are its rules?

    Twitter’s “inadvertent error” raises questions about how its policies work. The way Twitter responded to misinformation during the 2020 US elections was seen as a broadly positive move. Many users complain that when it comes to India, Twitter is not so prompt and doesn’t give much importance to issues here.

  • Trump to lose 'world leader' Twitter privileges after leaving the White House Nov 13, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Trump to lose 'world leader' Twitter privileges after leaving the White House

    Twitter has said that Trump’s account will then be subject to the same rules as any other user, including bans on inciting violence and posting false information.

  • Twitter removes Amit Shah's profile picture, restores it shortly after Nov 13, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Twitter removes Amit Shah's profile picture, restores it shortly after

    A Twitter spokesperson said that Amit Shah's account was locked "due to an inadvertent error".

  • Govt issues notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of J&K instead of UT of Ladakh Nov 12, 2020 07:49 PM IST

    Govt issues notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of J&K instead of UT of Ladakh

    The ministry, in its notice, has directed Twitter to explain within five working days why legal action should not be initiated against the micro-blogging platform and its representatives for disrespecting the territorial integrity of India by showing an incorrect map.

  • This is how Twitter reacted to Google Photos saying it would end free storage Nov 12, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    This is how Twitter reacted to Google Photos saying it would end free storage

    However, netizens took to Twitter to express their disappointment over this new development as #GooglePhotos trended high on the micro-blogging site.

  • Tanishq withdraws one more ad after call for 'firecracker-free Diwali' upsets Twitter Nov 09, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Tanishq withdraws one more ad after call for 'firecracker-free Diwali' upsets Twitter

    The move came after several Twitter users slammed the ad and accused it of trying to 'teach' Hindus how to celebrate Diwali.

  • US Election 2020 | Donald Trump to lose his  ‘public interest’ protections on Twitter after Joe Biden's inauguration Nov 08, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | Donald Trump to lose his ‘public interest’ protections on Twitter after Joe Biden's inauguration

    Twitter has confirmed that the handle "@realdonaldtrump" will be subject to the same rules as any other user on its platform after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20 next year

  • 'Chill Donald, Chill': Greta Thunberg recycles Trump's 2019 tweet to settle score Nov 06, 2020 11:07 AM IST

    'Chill Donald, Chill': Greta Thunberg recycles Trump's 2019 tweet to settle score

    US Election 2020: With Democratic rival Joe Biden leading the vote tally, Donald Trump tweeted, "STOP THE COUNT"

  • US Election Result 2020: Here's everything Donald Trump has tweeted since counting began Nov 05, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    US Election Result 2020: Here's everything Donald Trump has tweeted since counting began

    US Election Result 2020: Twitter has flagged several tweets by Donald Trump for violation of rules.

  • US Election Result 2020 | Twitter hides Donald Trump's tweet accusing Democrats of trying to 'steal' election Nov 04, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    US Election Result 2020 | Twitter hides Donald Trump's tweet accusing Democrats of trying to 'steal' election

    US Election Result 2020: Backing the action, Twitter said that the action was in line with its Civic Integrity Policy.

  • US braces for post-election tension: Here is what social media platforms are doing to curb spread of misinformation Nov 03, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    US braces for post-election tension: Here is what social media platforms are doing to curb spread of misinformation

    US Election 2020: The spread of misinformation and fake news on Election Day and during the counting of votes could lead to violent protests. Social media platforms are putting in additional checks to ensure curbing misinformation.

  • Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far Nov 02, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far

    The available remedies against online disinformation and mischief are proportionate to the crime. Anything further will only result in suppression of free speech and stifling criticism of the government

  • Plea in SC seeks to make Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram accountable for hate, fake news Oct 30, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Plea in SC seeks to make Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram accountable for hate, fake news

    The PIL requested the apex court to ask the central government to establish a mechanism that would automatically remove any forms of hate speech or fake news within a stipulated time frame.

  • Why are celebrities wearing hot pink suits? Oct 30, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Why are celebrities wearing hot pink suits?

    #Ambitionsuitsyou urges women to wear a hot pink suit to demonstrate their own unapologetic strength of purpose.

  • Twitter removes former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's tweet for glorifying violence Oct 30, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Twitter removes former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's tweet for glorifying violence

    Mahathir Mahathir's tweet, now deleted, led to an outburst on the social media platform with many users calling out the former Malaysian prime minister.

  • Twitter warns US election could affect ad sales, shares drop 16% Oct 30, 2020 04:34 AM IST

    Twitter warns US election could affect ad sales, shares drop 16%

    The San Francisco-based social media company said it expected expenses to increase by close to 20 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago due to an increase in investments.

  • Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before US Senate panel Oct 28, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before US Senate panel

    The hearing comes after Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for tech companies to be held accountable for allegedly stifling conservative voices.

  • Twitter's explanation on showing Ladakh as part of China inadequate, says Parliament Joint Committee Chair Meenakshi Lekhi Oct 28, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    Twitter's explanation on showing Ladakh as part of China inadequate, says Parliament Joint Committee Chair Meenakshi Lekhi

    Representatives of Twitter appeared before the joint committee of parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019 and were questioned by the members on showing Ladakh as part of China

  • #Onionprice trends high on Twitter as netizens react to rate rise Oct 22, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    #Onionprice trends high on Twitter as netizens react to rate rise

    Netizens shared memes and jokes on Twitter about the surge in rate as retail price of onion hit Rs 100 per kg.

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