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Kangana Ranaut: Twitter permanently suspends Indian actress for repeatedly posting hateful content

Indian actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for repeatedly violating Twitter policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behavior”. Ranaut, a huge supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing Hindu nationalist party was unhappy after Mr Modi tasted defeat in the West Bengal State elections. In a tweet she asked Mr Modi […]

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India World

India asks Twitter to remove posts critical of Modi government’s handling of Covid-19 crisis

Indian government asked social media giant Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by legislators, that were critical of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as cases of COVID-19 again hit a world record. Twitter has withheld some of the tweets after the legal request by the […]

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Insane Tech

Jack Dorsey: Twitter boss’s first tweet sold for $2.9 million as NFT

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9 million dollars on Monday. The tweet is in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) – a kind of unique digital asset that has exploded in popularity so far in 2021. Each NFT has its own blockchain-based digital […]

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World

Russia threatens to block Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Russia may block Twitter in one month unless the American tech giant complies with a demand to remove banned content, Russian news agencies cited a senior regulatory official as saying on Tuesday. Moscow said last week it had slowed down the speed of Twitter inside Russia in retaliation for what it described as a failure […]

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Business World

Man sues Elon Musk for erratic Tesla tweets costing billions of dollars in losses

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has been sued by a shareholder who accused him of violating his 2018 settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over his Twitter use. According to a complaint unsealed late Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court, which also names the electric car company’s board as defendants, Musk’s “erratic” tweets and […]

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Tech World

5 Strike Rule: Twitter to permanently ban users who spread misinformation

Twitter says it will start labelling misleading tweets about COVID vaccines and ban users who continue to spread such misinformation. The microblogging platform introduced a “strike system” that will gradually escalate to a permanent ban after the fifth offending tweet. “We believe the strike system will help to educate the public on our policies and […]

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Tech

Twitter unveils new ‘super follow’ feature for exclusive additional content

Twitter revealed a new “super follow” feature that will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content. This could take the form of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, the firm said. Twitter unveiled plans at a virtual event for its investors. This is the first time that the platform […]

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India World

Twitter employees in India may face arrest for failing to take down anti-government accounts

Top Twitter employees in India may face arrest for not complying with an Indian government notice to block accounts. The right-wing ruling Modi government said it was “running out of patience” as Twitter failed to censure “inflammatory content” on its platform. In its notice, the government has told the social media site that Twitter is […]

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India World

Twitter briefly blocks hundreds of Indian accounts, tweets linked to farm protests on government demand

Twitter briefly blocked hundreds of Twitter accounts in India on Monday in response to a legal notice by the government, citing objections based on public order. The accounts were all linked to continuing farmers’ protests against a series of agricultural reform laws. They included farmers’ leaders, activists and a news magazine. The protests are now […]

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Tech World

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s personal account

The personal Twitter account of US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company said. Twitter wrote in a blog post on Friday: “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would […]

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Multiple social networking companies suspended accounts of Donald Trump after he posted in support of the US Capitol attackers. In a social media message to protesters Mr Trump said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets […]

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NO MATTER WHAT Twitter will handover @POTUS account to Biden on January 20th, 2021

American microblogging and social networking service website, Twitter will hand control of the @POTUS account to the new Biden administration on Inauguration Day. The @POTUS account is the official account of the President of the United States and is separate from the @realDonaldTrump account that Trump uses to tweet. This will also apply to about […]