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Twitter tests audio chat tool Spaces on Android in India

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) After first testing its audio chat feature Spaces with a small group of people on iOS, Twitter on Tuesday said it is now expanding the test to Android users in India, to give them...

Russia joins India to seek alternative to Twitter

By Sushant Maji (IANS) Russia has now joined India to seek an alternative to microblogging titan Twitter, after it was used to support protesters backing Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. Moscow has raised the red flag at a time when Twitter...

Twitter takes down 90-95% of accounts listed by Indian govt

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In what could finally end the fortnight-long deadlock between Twitter and the Indian government, the micro-blogging platform has either withheld or suspended at least 90-95 per cent accounts as directed by the IT Ministry...

Twitter-India war: Letter game, arrest threats but no action

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS): The tussle between Twitter and the Union government reached its zenith on Thursday with a firebrand speech in the Rajya Sabha by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cautioning the micro-blogging platform to pay heed to...

Google Cloud inks multi-year deal with Twitter

San Francisco, Feb 5 (IANS) Google has inked a multi-year deal with Twitter to help the micro-blogging platform with data processing and analytics based on machine learning tools. Twitter in 2018 decided to work with Google Cloud to move cold...

Twitter launches Birdwatch, asks users to fact-check tweets

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS): Twitter has launched a new community-based pilot programme called Birdwatch that allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading, and write notes that provide informative context. In this first phase of the pilot,...

Twitter acts on inactive accounts, new verification soon

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has started removing blue verification badges from inactive and incomplete accounts and will begin the new verification process for its users in few weeks. Twitter, which paused its public verification process or...

Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms. The schedule of meeting on the...

Twitter bans Trump, citing risk of incitement of violence

By Nikhila Natarajan, (IANS) Social media giant Twitter announced that it is banning US President Donald Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence". The Twitter ban comes two days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the...

FB, Twitter stir up hornet’s nest in India in 2020

By Nishant Arora, (IANS) As we gloat over reports how the US and European countries have started to tame the social media platforms in regard to anti-trust market practices, users privacy and the spread of fake news, Big Tech...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...