Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Musharraf back on Twitter, Pakistanis say ‘Insha’Allah, you will return, fight treason case’

Some Pakistanis also called the former army chief, who had carried out a coup against his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the real traitor of Pakistan.

Rahul Gandhi tweet on child ‘rape’ victim is back up for world, not for India: Twitter to HC

In letter sent to NCPCR and included in affidavit before Delhi HC, Twitter said Gandhi's tweet was reinstated globally on evidence that minor child’s parents had approved of it.

Twitter permanently bans US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for Covid misinformation

The Georgia lawmaker was previously suspended for tweeting false claims during the pandemic. Her final strike was a Saturday tweet misrepresenting data on the death rate from vaccines.

‘Broken bones better’ — Gurugram woman says she jumped off moving auto to flee ‘abduction’ bid

In a series of tweets, Nishtha Paliwal says she had to take the step when the auto driver started going in a different direction, ignoring her objections. Police are yet to track him.

BJP MP & wrestling body chief slaps youngster at U-15 event, says ‘age fraud’ was trigger

A video of BJP MP Brijbhushan Sharan Singh that shows him slapping a youngster at a U-15 competition in Ranchi has gone viral.

Aashna Lidder back on Twitter days after troll attacks, says took time off to be with family

Class 12 student Aashna Lidder was trolled on social media for alleged old posts with political references, days after her father's death in the 8 December IAF crash.

CBSE response on Class 12 board question on 2002 anti-Muslim violence affects academics

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

What the Modi Twitter breach tells us about hackers

A few hacks of Twitter has proven to the rest of the community that this is a target with vulnerabilities, and others will think of better ways to abuse that weakness than promoting crypto scams.

PM Modi’s Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’, tweets that Bitcoin now legal tender

Hackers briefly took over the PM’s account Sunday morning and tweeted that the government had bought 500 BTC, which was being distributed to everyone in the country.

‘Woke, opinionated, next Gurmehar Kaur’ — Twitter bullies force Aashna Lidder to close account

Twitter users trolled Aashna Lidder, daughter of Brig L.S. Lidder, who died in the chopper crash in Coonoor Wednesday, for being ‘radical left’ and ‘woke’, deleted tweets later.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.