Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicTwitter accounts

Topic: Twitter accounts

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop on Friday

Musk blamed the losses on a coalition of civil rights groups that has been pressing Twitter's top advertisers to take action if he did not protect content moderation.

Coordinated campaign? India #1 source for pro-Russia tweets amid Ukraine war, says Ashoka study

Study by Ashoka University’s Centre for Analysis of Network Data & Insight Derivation looks at pro-Russia & pro-Ukraine tweets between February, when the war began, and May.

In a first, Twitter will let users report misinformation in some countries

Twitter is running a test in US, Australia & South Korea to study misinformation and identify trends of problem areas. Based on the results, more categories could get added to the fact-checking operation.

Pakistan’s ‘covfefe’ is ‘mum_mmu’ and President Arif Alvi is Twitter’s new Donald Trump

From Union Jack emoji to spamming the letter “M”, Pakistan President Arif Alvi is keeping his promise of spreading "positivity" through social media.

Twitter blocks Punjabi singer JazzyB, 3 other accounts after receiving govt’s request

According to information published on Lumen database, Twitter received a legal request from the Indian government on 6 June seeking action on four accounts, including that of JazzyB.

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account permanently suspended after she calls on Modi to ‘tame’ Mamata

Actor Kangana Ranaut says Twitter has only proved my point, 'they're Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person'.

Twitter to add labels to identify accounts of more govt leaders, associated institutions

The roll-out will begin from 17 February in 16 countries, including Canada, Germany, Iran, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE, said Twitter. India, however, is not included.

‘Work in India, but you will have to follow India’s laws’ — RS Prasad’s message to Twitter

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says one can criticise even the PM but action will be taken 'if social media is used to propagate hate'.

‘Incompetent Twitter’ — Social media users decry lax rules for fake Manmohan Singh account

A Twitter account in the name of former prime minister Manmohan Singh was created on 17 June, leaving many confused and wondering if it was authentic.

J&K Police send media list of Twitter handles they’re ‘monitoring’, then ask them to ignore

The list also contained screenshots of tweets from Pakistan PM Imran Khan, political activist Shehla Rashid and many international TV channels, among others.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.