Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Topic: Twitter

File photo of Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Gambhir played in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. 
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Saudi dissident’s wife tweets against niqab, Twitter flags it as ‘in violation of Pakistan law’

Twitter’s legal team sent an email to activist Ensaf Haidar, a Canadian citizen, after she posted a tweet against the practice of wearing niqab
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Where is Congress’ social media head Divya Spandana? The suspense only grows

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The arrogance and ignorance of Jack Dorsey in India, writes Barkha Dutt

Hope Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Vijaya Gadde got a good – and educative – taste of their own medicine.
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Brahmins of Twitter are feeling like Jews under Nazi Germany, thanks to Jack Dorsey

Author Advaita Kala’s opinion — that ‘constant hitting out against Brahmins’ was akin to ‘what Nazis did to Jews’ — found echoes in Congress & across Twitter.
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Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues ...
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey in New Delhi | Vijay Verma/PTI

Jack Dorsey wants to ‘smash Brahminical patriarchy’, triggers Twitter outrage

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared in a photograph with women journalists holding this placard, irking Right-wing ideologues who called it ‘hate speech’.
Shehla Rashid | Facebook

Lesson from Shehla Rashid’s Twitter departure: Log off women, you’re allowed to

Despite how important Twitter is, the cost-benefit analysis of being an Indian woman on the platform just does not add up. 
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Why young Indians aren’t on Twitter

On his India trip, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sought to pitch Twitter as a platform to effect change, but India's young swear by other social networks.
Pak Army chief's son's marriage ceremony

Pakistan army chief son’s marriage performed by Islamic hardline cleric

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Journalist ‘detained’ by Pak agencies is accused of possessing ‘jihadist literature’; Awami National Party suspends two senior leaders.

Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu Bandhu sche...