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Twitter is now a 13-year-old teenager — and is acting like one

As Twitter turns 13, ThePrint looks back at its journey through the growing-up years, from its launch in 2006 to going public in 2013.
Social media

Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok to have separate link detailing expenditure on poll ads

The social media giants are part of 6 firms, along with WhatsApp, Google & Sharechat, that agreed to make political ad spending public.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

PM Modi’s allies exempt from ‘chowkidar’ prefix drive, but it spares none in BJP

PM Modi took little time to decide that his entire party would go public with the ‘Chowkidar’ Twitter handles. Unity in unity, it was felt.

Terrorism needs an audience. Facebook gave Christchurch shooter more than he asked for

The purpose of some terrorists’ actions is to draw attention to their political cause and enlist new followers. This is where the media comes in.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.
File photo Narendra Modi at a Swachh Bharat campaign | PTI

The participatory campaign logic behind ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’

From Mahatma Gandhi to Arvind Kejriwal, everyone’s tried participatory campaigns to draw people’s attention.
Fake news

India’s plan to fight fake news before elections is all wrong

India's draft regulations to tackle fake news propose to impose drastic if not impossible obligations on social media platforms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

BJP leaders follow Modi and become ‘chowkidars’ — only on Twitter

The move came a day after Modi initiated the “Main bhi chowkidar” campaign on social media, playing on a campaign byword from his 2014 outing.
TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City

Kylie Jenner has shown that mainstream brands need to keep up with the Kardashians

As the youngest self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner has proved that the social media phenomenon she represents is here to stay.
Twitter logo displayed on a phone | Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

Twitter unveils Snapchat-like camera feature as it experiments with change

Microblogging site Twitter, which has usually been slow to change, is opening up to experimentation and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?