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Twitter donates Rs 110 cr to 3 NGOs to support India’s battle against COVID-19

Social media giant Twitter has donated Rs 110 crore to help India in its battle against COVID-19. An announcement in this regard was made by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday. Notably, the social media giant instead of donating the sum to the government chose three NGOs—CARE, Aid India and Sewa International USA. Twitter has...

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account permanently suspended for spreading hate

Controversial actor Kangana Ranaut has been permanently banned by microblogging website Twitter after she posted a tweet related to the post-poll violence in West Bengal. The actor’s account has been permanently suspended by Twitter for violating its policy and for hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. While there is no clarity on which tweet of the...

CJI NV Ramana lodges police complaint against fake Twitter account bearing his name

Two days after taking oath as the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana on Monday lodged a police complaint after a Twitter account with his name was found posting fake messages on the social media platform. CJI NV Ramana does not have any social media account. Following the complaint, the tweet from the handle @NVRamanna...

Govt warns FB, Twitter of strict action for violation of Indian Constitution

Strict action will be taken if social media is misused to spread fake news and fuel violence in the country, said Union electronics and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the Parliament on Thursday. Prasad’s warning comes amid a tussle with microblogging website Twitter. The minister in his Rajya Sabha address specifically named social...

Centre orders Twitter to block 1,178 accounts

Microblogging website Twitter has been instructed by the Indian government to remove over a thousand Twitter accounts that are allegedly used for spreading provocative content and misinformation around the ongoing farmers’ protest. The Union government has claimed that 1,178 Twitter handles have Pakistani and Khalistani users. Twitter, however, is yet to fully comply with...

Donald Trump’s channel blocked by YouTube

After a host of social media platforms blocked outgoing US President Donald Trump for the Capitol Hill violence, Google has now suspended his YouTube channel. Not just this, the tech major has also removed a video recently posted on the channel for violation of usage policy. YouTube, in a statement, said that the restriction has...

NSE tweets Mouni Roy’s pictures, Twitter starts meme fest

In a bizarre incident, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) tweeted pictures of actress Mouni Roy leaving netizens confused. NSE on Saturday posted the pictures with the caption: “Soaring Saturday temperature high… @Roymouni looks breathtaking. @mouniroy #beautifuldiva #sexydiva #hotgirl #mouniroyhot #Bollywood #southasian #urbanasian.” The tweet went viral and when...

Twitter apologises to govt over incorrect political map

Social media giant Twitter has issued a formal apology to the Indian government for showing an incorrect map of Leh and Ladakh. Notably, Twitter had shown Leh and Ladakh as part of China that has resulted in a severe criticism for the company. It has also assured the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection...

Twitter removes Amit Shah’s profile picture over copyright issue

Social media giant Twitter, on Thursday, removed the profile picture on the verified account of Union home minister Amit Shah for a brief period over copyright issue. The profile picture vanished for some time on Thursday night, but was restored soon. The profile picture was removed “inadvertently” in connection with the social media giant’s global...

Centre asks Twitter to explain incorrect political map of Leh

The Union government has directed social media giant Twitter to explain why it showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of a separate Union Territory. The Centre has sought a reply from Twitter on the issue within “five working days”. If Twitter does not respond within the timeframe or the government is not...

Amazon refuses to appear before parliamentary committee

E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) that is looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. Amazon’s refusal amounts to “breach of privilege of parliament”. Media reports claimed that the e-commerce giant has said that its subject matter experts are all overseas and would not be able to...

Shocking news: PM Modi twitter account has hacked

Late-night Wednesday hackers hacked Prime Minister Modi’s personal website twitter accounts. During this time, bitcoin was demanded, however later this account was recovered. Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. Modi’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account narendramodi_in....