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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....

Hackers targeted 130 Twitter accounts, company says “embarrassed”

Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts. The San Francisco-based company in a blog post on Saturday said that for up to eight of these accounts, the attackers also downloaded the...

Delhi HC relief for suspended Gujarat cadre IAS officer

The Delhi High Court has directed US-based Google LLC, Facebook and Twitter to take down or disable certain objectionable posts and tweets on their platforms, which level allegations against a suspended civil servant by a woman. The court has also restrained the woman from publishing or disseminating any news relating to the man in any...

PM Narendra Modi garners 6 crore followers on Twitter

The followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on microblogging site Twitter have risen to six crore. PM Modi is known for reaching out to the masses through social media. He uses Twitter extensively to share important information with the people. Most of his addresses are beamed live on his personal Twitter handle. PM Modi, who...

Twitter says its internal systems & tools were used by hackers to take control of accounts

Twitter has shed some light on the unprecedented attack on Wednesday that resulted in numerous takeovers of high-profile accounts including those of President Barack Obama, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In a series of tweets posted under its support channel, Twitter said that its internal systems were compromised by the hackers,...

Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet & others hacked

Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder...

FIR against Digvijaya Singh for tweeting edited video of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

A case has been registered against former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly sharing an edited video of incumbent Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Twitter. A delegation of BJP leaders lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch on Sunday night. The complaint said that Singh has posted a...

Minister slams Rahul Gandhi for questioning PM Modi on standoff with China on Twitter

Union law minister and senior BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, hours after the Congress leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being ‘absolutely silent’ over the India-China standoff in Ladakh. Prasad said that Gandhi should know that on international matters, like China, questions should not be asked...

Congress launches massive social media campaign ‘#SpeakUpIndia’

With the Centre indifferent to a slew of demands raised by the Congress party for easing the burden of the ongoing lockdown on common citizens, the grand old party, on Thursday, launched a massive social media campaign ‘#SpeakUpIndia’ to urge the Centre to take immediate corrective measures.  The campaign, launched simultaneously on social media platforms...

Trump Vs Twitter: Jack Dorsey reaffirms Twitter’s commitment to factual accuracy of election info

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reaffirmed the company’s commitment to fact check information related to elections despite a fierce reaction from the Trump administration over a pair of Donald Trump’s tweets that were flagged as misleading on the platform. After a storm of criticism from the president’s allies and threats from Trump himself to regulate social...