Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Twitter

‘Most creative person on the planet’: Silicon Valley CEOs laud Musk’s management of Twitter

Netflix's Reed Hastings said he's convinced Musk is 'trying to help the world with his endeavors' while Mark Zuckerberg was keen to see how content moderation would pan out on Twitter.

Twitter rolls back policy aimed at tackling Covid misinformation amid rising infections in China

The move comes amid concerns of Twitter's ability to fight misinformation after it let go about half of its staff, including those involved in content moderation, under Elon Musk.

Spotify, Epic Games join Elon Musk in fight against Apple’s 30% App Store fees

Previously, Spotify had submitted antitrust complaints against Apple in 2019 & Epic Games sued the company in 2020. The EU has also been investigating Apple's rules for app developers.

Twitter users at an all-time high, claims Musk amid mass exodus over verification, hate speech

Signups were averaging over two million per day in the last seven days as of 16 Nov, up 66% compared to the same week in 2021, said Elon Musk said in a tweet late on Saturday.

Gold, grey or blue checks: Elon Musk’s badge for Twitter accounts, check who gets what

The social media platform is planning to roll out its verified service next week with different colored checks for individuals, companies and governments.

Richa Chadha apologises for tweet on Galwan, says ‘I personally know how it feels’

The Bollywood actor was slammed on social media for posting a tweet on the 2020 Galwan clash, in which several Indian Army soldiers died.

Twitter holds off relaunch of blue tick service as Elon Musk aims to stop impersonation

Musk said there is a probability Twitter will use 'different colour check for organisations than individuals'. The blue check subscription service was slotted to be relaunched on 29 Nov.

India’s Twitter rival Koo launches in Brazil, becomes country’s top app within 48 hours

Koo says its platform now has Brazilian celebrities like singer Claudia Leitte, actor Babu Santana, author Rosana Hermann, and media company Choquei.

After Trump, Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account should be reinstated by Elon Musk

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and I hold opposing views on many issues. But here's why I want Elon Musk to 'Make Kangana Alive on Twitter Again'.

Twitter is the voice of Persons with Disabilities. Dear Elon Musk, don’t fail us now

With Elon Musk, who had Asperger’s growing up, we can hope the sacking of Twitter's accessibility team will be rectified soon and that this is merely the storm before the peace.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.