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Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi

Congress’ Priyanka Chaturvedi hits out at party for taking back goons who ‘threatened’ her

Priyanka Chaturvedi is upset that alleged associates of Congress’ Mathura candidate Mahesh Pathak, who were suspended for threatening her, have been reinstated.
popular social media apps

Consolidation of online platforms with the intent of censorship does not always help

Social media companies amassed billions of users by promising space for free expression. But in their effort to offend nobody, they’ve managed to anger everybody. 

Before Facebook, Twitter removed 2,600 anti-India & anti-Modi accounts with ‘Iran links’

“Boycott India”, “Modi is a terrorist”, “Modi is a donkey” — that’s how some of the posts read on these now-removed Iranian accounts.
The fake news being circulated | Twitter

This image of religious harmony seems to be a favourite of political parties to misuse

Congress youth wing in Gujarat shared the photoshopped image on Twitter & Facebook on 9 April to bolster party’s secular image. Last year, the offender was SP.
An image representing human senses

What is the best sense? Scientists are still battling it out

The debate has opened up some surprisingly deep questions – like what actually makes a sense more or less valuable? And, are some senses fundamentally more important in making us human?
The Facebook Inc. application | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facebook, Google, Twitter targeted by US for housing bias

Facebook faces a civil lawsuit for racial, religious and gender bias by restricting who can see housing-related ads on its platforms and across the internet.

Twitter removes misleading tweet on indelible ink after Election Commission’s alert

The commission had written to Twitter saying its team has identified a mischievous and misleading fake news which should immediately be brought down.

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.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.