Saturday, 3 December, 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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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.