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Centre asks Twitter to remove 'manipulated media' tags from alleged 'Congress toolkit' tweets

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government has asked Twitter to remove "manipulated media" tag from tweets that claimed to expose the alleged "Congress toolkit"aimed at discrediting Centre's Covid-19 efforts, terming it  "prejudicial, a clear overreach and unwarranted", media reports said.

Centre announces new guidelines to regulate online news, social media and OTT platforms

New Delhi/IBNS : The Centre today stated that it framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media and after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders.

Twitter makes u-turn after deleting Haryana Minister Anil Vij's tweet on Disha Ravi

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after deleting a tweet by Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij where he wrote "seeds of anti-nationalism... should be destroyed..." in connection with arrested activist Disha Ravi, the Twitter on Monday afternoon said the same "is not subject to removal" under rules governing extreme speech online.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Twitter over mechanism to check fake news

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to both the central government and Twitter on a mechanism to check fake news, hate messages, seditious and incendiary content on the micro-blogging site, media reports said.

Social media sites in India have to follow law of the land : Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: Taking a stern stand, the government on Thursday said the social media companies will have to completely abide by the Indian laws or face strict action.

Indian govt responds on Koo to Twitter's blog listing action against provocative content on farmers' agitation

New Delhi/IBNS: After the Indian government asked Twitter to  block 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and provocative content in relation to the farmers' agitation, the microblogging site has said the government’s orders did not go with the Indian laws and it would restrict some accounts within India instead of an outright ban.

We withheld portion of accounts identified in blocking orders by Indian govt: Twitter

New Delhi/IBNS: Micro-blogging site Twitter in its fresh statement on Wednesday said it has withheld the portion of accounts identified in the blocking orders served by the Indian government within the country.

Twitter India’s public policy head Mahima Kaul resigns

New Delhi/IBNS: Twitter India’s public policy head Mahima Kaul has resigned from her post citing personal reasons, a top official of the global company said.

US acknowledged agricultural reform steps by India: MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after the US government called for "peaceful protests" which according to the country are the "hallmark of a thriving democracy" amid reactions by international pop star Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg on farmers' row, the Indian government on Thursday said it has "noted" the comments and cited the Capitol Hill riots on Jan 6.

Why dictators' names begin with M? Rahul Gandhi's fresh dig at PM Modi

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a fresh dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a barbed question stating: "Why do so many dictators have names that begin with M?" 

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”.