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Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Digital platforms shouldn’t be ‘arbiter of truth’, Zuckerberg says on Trump-Twitter spat

Twitter put a warning label to one of Donald Trump’s tweets that said mail-in ballots are ‘substantially fraudulent’.
Jack Dorsey during his visit to India | @annavetticad/Twitter

Charges quashed against Twitter’s Jack Dorsey for holding poster. More CEOs must speak up now

Many conservatives and Right-wing Indians were outraged that the Twitter CEO, in his visit to India, held a poster against brahmanical patriarchy. He had every right to.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion for Covid-19 relief in biggest donation yet

Dorsey pledged $1 billion of his stake in Square Inc., the payments firm he co-founded, to coronavirus relief efforts.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc | Michael Nagle | Bloomberg

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is put on a performance-improvement plan in his own company

Dorsey has to meet metrics that would be challenging to achieve normally & may be impossible when a viral contagion threatens global economic expansion.
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

Twitter needs to get rid of CEO Jack Dorsey. But more than anything, it needs a vision

Twitter’s real challenge will be to not only find someone who wants the gig, but a person who has both operational chops and innovative thinking.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc | Michael Nagle | Bloomberg

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to spend 6 months in Africa as tech sector booms in the region

The African continent is one of the fastest growing regions for tech adoption thanks to a young population and an emerging middle class.
File photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Narendra Modi | Jack/Twitter

Twitter emerges as a top threat to democracy in India and across the world

The case of Sanjay Hegde is a turning point, making it clear that Twitter is aligning with authoritarian regimes that target dissenters.

Blue tick not just a verification mark but a mark of Twitter’s caste bias, say users

Twitter users have made hashtag 'Cancel all blue ticks in India' trend, alleging the platform has a bias against Dalits, minorities and other lower castes when it verifies accounts.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc | Michael Nagle | Bloomberg

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces ban on all political advertisements

The move comes just days after Facebook made a public case in favour of political ads citing 'freedom of speech'.
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

Twitter takes a swipe at Facebook and bans political ads

Twitter plans to publish a new political ads policy outlining the change in a few weeks, which will be enforced globally and go into effect 22 Nov.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.
A worker wearing a protective mask operates a tape cutting machine at a factory in Haryana on 20 April | Bloomberg Photo

How Indian factories are trying to overcome labour shortages as economy reopens

Some companies are promising free travel tickets, housing & food to draw workers to urban areas, others are hiring new faces from nearby locations.

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Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.