Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicFake accounts

Topic: fake accounts

Get the iStaunch advantage & the complete guide to spot a fake Instagram account

Over the past year, there has been an increase in the number of fake accounts on Instagram. While there are tips to suss out fakes, make sure you are reaching the right conclusions.  

Fake ‘ANI’ handle claims Twitter will cease India operations, suspended after ‘news’ went viral

'News flash' came from the handle @AniNewsIndia, which used the name of news agency ANI. Many users retweeted quote-tweeted it, before the handle was suspended.

Sara Pilot didn’t tell husband Sachin to join BJP, it’s a fake Twitter account

Social media users were left confused after two fake accounts claiming to belong to Sara Pilot, wife of Sachin Pilot, began tweeting about the political crisis in Rajasthan.

Plea in Supreme Court seeks mechanism to check content spreading hatred on Twitter

The petition filed by BJP's Vinit Goenka sought a law that can initiate action against Twitter for willfully abetting and promoting anti-India tweets and penalize them

Twitter and Facebook need a bigger and better cleanup

The social media giants will be in trouble with regulators and brands if they don’t show they are trying to fix themselves.

Twitter’s fake-account purge more of public relations onslaught than a problem solver

Twitter and Facebook can make automated registration impossible, but they aren’t doing it.

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.