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  • FCC's Ajit Pai says agency to move against broad legal protections enjoyed by Facebook, Twitter and others Oct 20, 2020 11:06 PM IST

    FCC's Ajit Pai says agency to move against broad legal protections enjoyed by Facebook, Twitter and others

    The announcement came as Republicans expressed anger over Twitter's decision to bar sharing a New York Post story critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son.

  • Twitter shows Jammu and Kashmir as part of China in live video location tag Oct 19, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Twitter shows Jammu and Kashmir as part of China in live video location tag

    Nitin Gokhale, a national security analyst, said he believes government agencies have "escalated the matter too" and that “hopefully the mistake, deliberate or otherwise, will be corrected soonest.”

  • With nowhere to go, teens flock to Among Us Oct 16, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    With nowhere to go, teens flock to Among Us

    Among Us is very different than other highly social video games like Fortnite, for instance. It’s more similar to a board game like Monopoly, or a party game like Werewolf, where players need to read personalities and determine if they’re being lied to in order to win

  • Twitter down for many users due to change in internal systems Oct 16, 2020 08:17 AM IST

    Twitter down for many users due to change in internal systems

    Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed more than 55,000 users were facing issues with Twitter.

  • #BoycottTanishq: A look at brand campaigns by Tanishq that went viral for the right messaging Oct 13, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    #BoycottTanishq: A look at brand campaigns by Tanishq that went viral for the right messaging

    Marketing experts say that Tanishq's advertisements have mostly been well received not only on TV but also on social media.

  • Tanishq takes down 'Ekatvam' campaign advertisement of Hindu-Muslim couple after social media backlash, Shashi Tharoor slams trolls Oct 13, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Tanishq takes down 'Ekatvam' campaign advertisement of Hindu-Muslim couple after social media backlash, Shashi Tharoor slams trolls

    The Tanishq commercial sparked controversy with several people alleging that it promotes “love jihad”. #BoycottTanishq was also trending on Twitter.

  • #BollywoodStrikesBack dominates trends as Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhasker and others react to lawsuit against TV channels Oct 12, 2020 10:09 PM IST

    #BollywoodStrikesBack dominates trends as Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhasker and others react to lawsuit against TV channels

    In the petition filed, Bollywood associations requested the court to refrain those named from conducting media trials of Bollywood personalities or publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood.

  • Indian Twitter applauds Parle's decision to blacklist 'toxic' TV channels amid fake TRP row Oct 12, 2020 04:52 PM IST

    Indian Twitter applauds Parle's decision to blacklist 'toxic' TV channels amid fake TRP row

    #ParleG trended high on Twitter with many supporting its decision and calling it a socially responsible brand. Bajaj Auto had also blacklisted three channels for advertising.

  • Twitter flags Donald Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information Oct 12, 2020 07:16 AM IST

    Twitter flags Donald Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information

    "A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can't get it (immune), and can't give it. Very nice to know," Trump said in the tweet.

  • Anand Mahindra to gift scale models of Mahindra car to winners of this caption contest Oct 11, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Anand Mahindra to gift scale models of Mahindra car to winners of this caption contest

    Winners of the caption contest will receive scale models of a Mahindra vehicle from Anand Mahindra

  • Civilisation is hard to acquire: Shashi Tharoor tells British professor who called idli 'most boring thing in the world' Oct 09, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Civilisation is hard to acquire: Shashi Tharoor tells British professor who called idli 'most boring thing in the world'

    Idli, which are puffy rice cakes that are a staple South Indian dish, has an entire fan base spread across the globe, cutting across linguistic and other barriers. So naturally, when the British man called idli boring, Shashi Tharoor was quick to give him a piece of his mind.

  • How Facebook and Twitter handled Trump's "Don't be afraid of COVID" post Oct 06, 2020 05:21 PM IST

    How Facebook and Twitter handled Trump's "Don't be afraid of COVID" post

    They are paying close attention to whether or not Trump is giving a specific direction or command to engage in an activity that could immediately put people in danger.

  • Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to testify before US Senate on October 28: All you need to know Oct 06, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to testify before US Senate on October 28: All you need to know

    Major US technology companies have been under lawmakers' scanner, with some even facing an anti-trust investigation.

  • Twitter back up after brief outage across the world Oct 01, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Twitter back up after brief outage across the world

    According to data from DownDetector, several users reported complaints about not being able to access the app.

  • Delhi HC declines to entertain PIL against Twitter over anti-India tweets; says approach Centre first Sep 30, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Delhi HC declines to entertain PIL against Twitter over anti-India tweets; says approach Centre first

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said "none of the issues in the petition have been flagged before the Union of India” and the plea was made on claims of a Member of Parliament and news reports in the public domain.

  • Twitter says Dataminr monitoring service does not violate surveillance ban Sep 30, 2020 12:17 PM IST

    Twitter says Dataminr monitoring service does not violate surveillance ban

    Dataminr is a social media-monitoring service that uses artificial intelligence to comb platforms such as Twitter for user-determined keywords.

  • US Justice Department to propose changes to internet platforms immunity Sep 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST

    US Justice Department to propose changes to internet platforms immunity

    Trump will meet on Wednesday with a group of state attorneys general amid his criticism of social media companies.

  • Is Tech Mahindra tying up with a US-based football team? Anand Mahindra's tweet leaves tweeple guessing Sep 18, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Is Tech Mahindra tying up with a US-based football team? Anand Mahindra's tweet leaves tweeple guessing

    New kits, new deals, new goals?

  • Some Silicon Valley companies mull new salary structure for remote workers: Report Sep 15, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    Some Silicon Valley companies mull new salary structure for remote workers: Report

    Staff at VMware’s headquarters in Palo Alto who moved to Denver, for instance, were asked to take an 18 percent pay cut

  • Chinese embassy in UK demands probe after ambassador's Twitter account 'likes' pornographic post Sep 11, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    Chinese embassy in UK demands probe after ambassador's Twitter account 'likes' pornographic post

    The apparent sexually explicit "like" by the Twitter account of Chinese ambassador to the UK was first identified by a London-based human rights campaigner, who flagged this to other Twitter users.

  • US Election 2020: Facebook, Twitter limit Donald Trump's 'vote twice' message Sep 04, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    US Election 2020: Facebook, Twitter limit Donald Trump's 'vote twice' message

    Recently, Donald Trump suggested that voters in the state of North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by vote and once by mail, to make sure their vote was counted.

  • PM Modi's personal website's Twitter account hacked: Who is this John Wick and why did 'he' ask for Bitcoins in return Sep 03, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    PM Modi's personal website's Twitter account hacked: Who is this John Wick and why did 'he' ask for Bitcoins in return

    According to the last of the now-deleted tweets, the hacking of the Twitter account of PM Narendra Modi's website was claimed by a group called ‘John Wick’. However, it denied responsibility for the alleged Paytm Mall hack.

  • Twitter confirms account of PM Narendra Modi's personal website hacked Sep 03, 2020 06:56 AM IST

    Twitter confirms account of PM Narendra Modi's personal website hacked

    Hacking of the Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website comes after several accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July.

  • This Idea of reality TV show where billionaires switch lives with their lowest-paid employees sets Twitter abuzz Sep 02, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    This Idea of reality TV show where billionaires switch lives with their lowest-paid employees sets Twitter abuzz

    As the tweet went viral, many reactions started to pour in. While some claimed that a self-made billionaire won’t take much time to double the money and be rich again, others said the idea was not new.

  • Facebook, Twitter suspend Russia-backed accounts aimed at interfering with US election Sep 02, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    Facebook, Twitter suspend Russia-backed accounts aimed at interfering with US election

    Twitter, in a statement, urged governments across the world to "stop such anti-democratic practices"

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