India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off
Chafing from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation.
Unnao case: FIR against 8 Twitter handles for 'fake news'
The case was registered at the Sadar Kotwali police station area in Unnao on Sunday...
A 'crypto' scam is brewing on Twitter, and social media at large
Cryptocurrency handles on Twitter are gaining followers unscrupulously by ta...
ASCI releases draft guidelines for 'influencer ads’ on Facebook, Twitter
For Facebook posts, 'influencer' posts should include the disclosure label in the title of the entry or post and if only the image or video is seen, the image or video must include the label 'FB story'.
China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in virus campaign
When asked about the report, the Foreign Ministry's top spokesperson, Hua Chunying, didn't directly address the allegations about China's role in spreading virus disinformation. However, she called the report hype and said China should have the right to use social media too.
Twitter testing voice messages in DMs in India
The microblogging platform said the experiment will be rolled out in phases to Indian audiences.
Supreme Court issues fresh notices to Twitter, centre
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued fresh notices to Twitter Communications India and the central government on a PIL which demanded a mechanism to stop the spread of fake news, hate news and anti-India posts on social media.
Prakash Javadekar joins indigenous Twitter replica Koo
The application was launched 10 months ago but in the last few weeks it saw a massive surge in user base as Union ministers and government departments have endorsed the homegrown microblogging platform amid a spat with Twitter.
Centre, Twitter India get SC notice on plea seeking mechanism to regulate content spreading hate
A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued the notices on a petition filed by BJP's Vinit Goenka saying hundreds of fake Twitter handles and bogus Facebook accounts in the name of eminent people were used to mislead people.
Twitter-government standoff: Companies may drop Twitter advertisements
Fact checkers said Twitter has scored a “self-goal” of sorts in the stand-off with the government, which has accused the platform of helping spread fake news and objectionable content.
Koo app downloads surge as tensions escalate between Twitter and Govt
In the last seven days alone, Twitter's homegrown rival Koo app has seen a ten-fold increase in downloads leading to a cumulative three million lifetime downloads in India alone.
Govt says Twitter blogpost unusual before scheduled meeting with IT Secy
On Wednesday morning, Twitter said it had permanently suspended more than 500 accounts for violations of its guidelines.
Farmers protest: Canada-based pro-Khalistani outfit blamed for organising Twitter toolkit
Probe into the source of the PowerPoint toolkit that celebrity environment activist Greta Thunberg accidentally tweeted suggests that it was put together by a Canada-based pro-Khalistan organisation. Senior govt sources said the kit, aimed at damaging India's interests, was prepared by 'Peace For Justice', a body co-founded by a self-declared Khalistan supporter Mo Dhaliwal who is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Centre warns Twitter over ‘Farmer Genocide’ hashtag
The January 31 interim order was issued on the grounds that the cited URLs were spreading misinformation about the protests and had the potential to cause violence, which could affect public order. After blocking the accounts on Monday, Twitter had said it “temporarily” halted them in India under its Country Withheld Content policy in response to a valid legal request from MeitY.
Twitter blocks some accounts, 'provocative' tweets under MeitY direction
“The law enforcement agencies took notice of these provocative tweets on Saturday , January 30 and this was immediately brought to MeitY's attention which then took action,” a person familiar with the matter told ET.