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BJP leader Vinit Goenka at his event | Screengrab

Twitter engaging in ‘anti-India activity’ — BJP leader wants more cases against the platform

According to BJP leader Vinit Goenka, Twitter is also abetting terrorism by accepting advertisements from pro-Khalistani groups such as Sikhs For Justice.
CISF jawans | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

CISF issues new social media rules, asks 1.62 lakh personnel to avoid criticising govt

The fresh guidelines issued by the Central Industrial Security Force on 31 July said violators and defaulters of these rules will face 'strict legal and disciplinary action'.
Tahir Hussain was shot dead inside a courtroom during his blasphemy trial | Twitter

How to become an instant hero in Pakistani social media — shoot someone to save Islam

Khalid Khan shot dead an American citizen accused in a blasphemy case in a Peshawar court this week. The murderer became an instant hero on Pakistani social media.
Instagram app | Omkar Patyane | Pexels

Celebs buying fake social media followers? Mumbai Police summon Gaurav Kapur, Roshan Abbas

The issue came to light after singer Bhoomi Trivedi found a fake Instagram profile in her name. One man has been arrested. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra Jonas could be summoned too.
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Army units that make military videos public, even unknowingly, won’t get citations or awards

The Army’s decision comes in the light of earlier incidents when crucial operational information, even from forward bases, made its way to social media.
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Trump advances bid to weaken law that shields Twitter, Facebook from liability for user posts

Trump administrations to dilute the law could upend social media business models, and also limit companies' discretion to remove political posts.
File image of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani | Photo: ANI

Mukesh Ambani’s online cult is growing. Everyone loves a desi, patriotic, sanskari billionaire

Mukesh Ambani is not just inking deals with FB and Google in 2020, he is also seeing a massive fan base grow on Instagram. From Antilia to khandaani pujas, fans can’t get enough.
The draft bill has been uploaded online for suggestions from stakeholders | By special arrangement

India’s oppressed groups had high hopes from Internet. But upper castes got in there too

The Oxfam-Newslaundry report shows how upper castes dominate Indian newsrooms. But journalists like Rajat Sharma, Sudhir Chaudhary and Rahul Kanwal have also emerged as influencers on digital space.
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Modi govt drops ‘surveillance’ clauses in fresh search for social media partner 

I&B ministry is looking for a private firm to handle its social media accounts. Multiple attempts earlier were foiled by clauses that raised privacy concerns.
Representational image of social media apps | Alexander Bahena | Pixabay

Army officer challenges social media ban in HC, calls it ‘arbitrary, unconstitutional’

Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.

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Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.