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Twitter executives grilled on blocking Amit Shah account at parliamentary panel meet

New Delhi/IBNS: Executives from Facebook and Twitter, who appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday, were grilled heavily on why they blocked the accounts of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in November.

Tandav controversy: Kangana Ranaut dares Twitter to ban her account

Mumbai/IBNS: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has dared Twitter to ban her account after her handle was restricted following a controversial post  about Tandav creators.

Narendra Modi is now most followed active politician on Twitter after ban on Trump's account

New Delhi: Indian PM Narendra Modi added one more feather to his crown when he emerged as the most followed active politician on Twitter.

Twitter submitted apology for showing Leh as part of China: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi/IBNS: Microblogging site Twitter has submitted a written apology to a parliamentary panel for hurting the sentiments of people of India by geotagging Leh as a part of China, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Wednesday.

Twitter says 'inadvertent error' after removal of Amit Shah’s profile picture

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Home minister Amit Shah's Twitter profile picture was removed and his account was locked on Thursday in response to a “report from the copyright holder”.

'Suspend Mahathir Mohamad's account or get called out for being an accomplice for formal call for murder': France tells Twitter

Paris/IBNS: France has asked Twitter to suspend former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's account following his tweets justifying the killings in the country saying that Muslims "have the right to kill millions of French people" to avenge the past.

Twitter's defence on geotagging Leh in China 'inadequate': Parliament panel

New Delhi/IBNS: The parliamentary Joint Committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill has said Twitter's explanation on showing Ladakh as a part of China is inadequate, amounting to criminal offence, said media reports.

Amazon to skip parliament committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019; says experts overseas

New Delhi/IBNS: Amazon has declined to appear before a parliament committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying its "subject matter experts are overseas" and cannot come to India owing to travel risks, causing  "breach of privilege of parliament", said an NDTV report.

'Attempt to disrespect sovereignty and integrity of India unlawful and unacceptable': Govt warns Twitter over location settings showing Leh in China

New Delhi/IBNS: The government on Thursday told social media giant Twitter Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were "integral and inalienable parts of India governed by the Constitution of India" after location settings showed Leh as part of China, reported the media.

PM Narendra Modi's Twitter account hacked, now secured

New Delhi/IBNS: One Twitter account linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hacked in the wee hours of Thursday, the micro-blogging site said.

Supreme Court issues notice to Prashant Bhushan for tweeting against judiciary

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to advocate Prashant Bhushan seeking his response on why action should not be taken against him for levelling allegations against the judiciary in micro-blogging site Twitter, media reports said.

Did Twitter block Amul for lampooning China? Micro-blogging site cites 'security processes'

New Delhi/IBNS: Micro-blogging site Twitter on Saturday cited "security processes" after it had temporarily blocked Amul, the Indian dairy major known for its topical spoof ads, following posting of a "Made in India" advertisement by the company, urging consumers to boycott Chinese products in line with the popular post-Covid-19 sentiments.

Jyotiraditya Scindia removes 'BJP' from Twitter bio, triggers speculations

Bhopal/IBNS: Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has reportedly removed the name of his outfit "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)" from the bio of his Twitter handle, leading to a widespread speculation over his switching sides in politics.

Kuwait rejects online anti-India propaganda, reposes faith in friendship of two nations

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after Twitter deleted fake handles attributed to royal family members of the Gulf countries which were used to target and  spread false news about India, Kuwait has now rejected attempts to spoil ties with the nation through ‘foreign sponsored’ social media posts.

Rahul Gandhi 'dismayed' after White House unfollows PM Modi on Twitter

New Delhi/IBNS: After the White House on Wednesday "unfollowed" the Twitter accounts of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he was "dismayed" by the development.