Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Over 90% Twitter users trawl site while watching TV, OTT, says survey by social media giant

Twitter India report says 88% of its audiences have watched a live stream on the platform, while 62% consider it their main video content provider.

Droupadi Murmu not on Twitter. Mamata, Sharad Pawar, Sadhguru & more fall for imposter handle

Political leaders from across parties congratulating President elect Droupadi Murmu have been tagging fake, unverified handles since her win.

Why mining Twitter for stories isn’t a good bet for news portals — French study explains

Twitter-based articles more likely to be published by outlets that need advertising revenue & may hamper editorial quality, claims study by French scholars published on portal Vox EU.

MP Police asks Twitter to remove access to ‘Kaali’ filmmaker Manimekalai’s ‘controversial’ posts

Leena Manimekalai kicked up a row recently after tweeting a poster of her documentary that shows an actress dressed as Hindu goddess Kaali smoking and holding an LGBTQ flag.

‘Disproportionate use of power’ — Why Twitter has moved court & challenged govt’s censorship orders

The US micro-blogging site has sought a legal review of India’s ‘take down content’ orders, a fresh twist in its fight against India’s strict IT rules.

‘Allah on Modi’s side’ & Wilders tweets — 27 posts Pakistani law agencies want Twitter to delete

Information on Pakistan’s requests accessed from Lumen database, a repository of takedown notices hosted by Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Twitter goes to court against Centre over ‘content takedown’ orders

Responding to the microblogging site's legal suit, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said social media should be held accountable.

Elon Musk’s Twitter bid backed by Vy Capital founder linked to Russian billionaire

Vy Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm, has committed $700 million to finance Musk’s bid for the social network, making it the third-biggest outside equity investor in the deal.

Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter board

Dorsey's exit from the Twitter board marks his full exit from the microblogging site. The plan for Dorsey to leave the board has been in place since he stepped down as CEO.

Coordinated campaign? India #1 source for pro-Russia tweets amid Ukraine war, says Ashoka study

Study by Ashoka University’s Centre for Analysis of Network Data & Insight Derivation looks at pro-Russia & pro-Ukraine tweets between February, when the war began, and May.

On Camera


Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.