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Wednesday, January 27, 2021



Twitter will re-open verifications soon: How is the blue tick awarded?

January 25, 2021 3:32 pm

Why did Twitter stop verifications? What is the new authentication process for verifying users? How does Twitter decide an account is authentic? What does Twitter mean when it says the account must be active?

Twitter locks out Chinese Embassy in US over post on Uighurs

January 21, 2021 7:50 am

The Chinese Embassy declined immediate comment. Chinese state media had earlier called Twitter’s decision to delete the tweet “hypocrisy.”

Trust, truth and the financial model of Silicon Valley are at odds

January 21, 2021 8:47 am

Jack Dorsey’s new-found courage to silence Trump's Twitter handle may have been helped by the reality that an ex-president, now twice impeached, who incited a mob to attack his own seat of government, may command fewer advertising dollars.

Explained: Big Tech's power to fire

January 20, 2021 7:00 am

Of all the humiliation heaped on Donald Trump as he leaves the White House today, the de-platforming by Twitter and Facebook must hurt him the most. But even as many celebrate his comeuppance, concerns have been raised about the enormous power for-profit Big Tech wields in the running of democracies.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

January 19, 2021 3:33 pm

Facebook avoided the advertising ban after it announced Monday that it had begun the process of assigning a legal entity in Turkey.

Twitter locks account of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican who promoted QAnon

January 18, 2021 9:25 am

Greene promoted online conspiracy theory QAnon in a 2017 video but later backtracked, saying it was not part of her campaign. She won a House seat in conservative rural northwest Georgia after her Democratic opponent dropped out.

Social media platforms need to commit to a consistent refusal to help heads of state incite violence

January 15, 2021 8:53 am

What happens the next time a world leader incites violence on these platforms? Facebook might leave their speech up, since it has left itself room to do so. Twitter might take it down, but it is not clear what counts as enough incitement for an elected official’s account to be suspended.

Explained: What is Section 230, the law used to ban Trump from Twitter?

January 19, 2021 11:03 am

Over the years, reform of Section 230 has been a bipartisan issue — with both the Democrats and the Republicans calling for it to be amended, if not repealed.

Twitter CEO says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

January 14, 2021 11:20 am

San Francisco-based Twitter last week removed Trump's account, which had 88 million followers, citing the risk of further violence following the storming of the Capitol by supporters of the president.

YouTube suspends Trump's channel: A look at how Facebook, Twitter and others banned him

January 13, 2021 3:33 pm

YouTube is the latest platform to ban US President Donald Trump for violating policies and inciting violence. A look at how Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other big tech platforms have all banned Trump.


Kenyan woman becomes Internet sensation after editing herself into holiday photos

March 27, 2016 12:41 pm

Sevelyn Gat, a girl from Kenya, who could not afford a trip to Asia, photoshopped herself into photos downloaded from Facebook, and the result is hilarious.

Apple vs FBI: Here's everything that has happened so far

March 01, 2016 10:31 am

Apple is engaged in a battle with the FBI over a court order to unlock an iPhone 5c. Here’s a look at the whole stand-off between Apple and the FBI.

Apple vs FBI: Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants back Tim Cook

February 29, 2016 12:31 pm

Apple's refusal to unlock iPhone 5c of one of the San Bernardino shooters, has been backed by many tech companies in the industry.


Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

Here is what Sonam Kapoor not afraid of

February 16, 2016 10:44 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor, who started “fearvsneerja” campaign on social media for her upcoming biopic film ‘Neerja’, is a getting an overwhelming response from the Bollywood stars. The campaign is getting a hit on social media after several Bollywood celebs shared what they are afraid of in their short videos. Celebs like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone, Lisa Ray, Athiya Shetty and Ayushmann Khurrana among few others have taken forward the social media campaign till now. Sonam Kapoor’s Dubsmash from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ had earlier gone viral on the micro blogging site amongst the Bollywood brigade and the commoners as well. ‘Neerja’ directed by renowned ad man Ram Madhvani, will hit the theatres onFebruary 19.

Rajnath relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle: Prakash Karat

February 15, 2016 9:35 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.

Kamal Haasan makes grand debut on Twitter

January 27, 2016 12:03 pm

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): 'Joining the league of several actors, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan made a grand entry on Twitter on the occasion of Republic Day. The south superstar's first tweet was a video of the rendition of the National Anthem in his voice. Kamal Haasan captioned the video as, "India's freedom struggle remains unique even today. Respecting it is d only way to keep it and set new world standards." The actor's account which was verified within a few hours of his first tweet got over 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan also welcomed the actor on the micro blogging site by citing him as his "most favourite person". The actor, who has won several accolades throughout his career, is one of the popular and biggest stars of cinema in south India.