Friday, 19 October, 2018

Topic: Twitter

The Twitter Inc. logo displayed outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Twitter is making it difficult for academics to access data after Cambridge Analytica

Twitter’s policies make it increasingly challenging and costly for researchers to access historical tweets.
Amit Malviya

BJP youth leaders lose blue tick on Twitter, accuse social media chief of mischief

Days after BJP youth leaders secured verification of Twitter accounts, social media in-charge Amit Malviya allegedly got them de-verified.
Screenshot of the tweet | Twitter

Kamal Nath trolls MP chief minister Shivraj Chouhan using bad road image from Bangladesh

The picture sent from the verified account of ‘Office of Kamal Nath’ received more than 430 retweets and 1,300 likes so far. New Delhi: A picture p...
File photo of Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir & Omar Abdullah spar on Twitter after Mannan Wani encounter

Gautam Gambhir had tweeted after the MannanWani encounter that the radicalisation of educated youth represented a failure of the political class.  
BJP supporters in Varanasi | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Here’s why the Right-wing is so muted about India’s raging #MeToo movement

Troll armies of the Right are happy to selectively target prominent Left-liberals but are not extending support to #MeToo in general.
Professionals from Bollywood speak about how the industry deals with sexual harassment

Celebrity authors, film-makers, former HC judge, editors in the dock in India’s #MeToo campaign

From Chetan Bhagat, Kiran Nagarkar to Kailash Kher, Vikas Bahl and a current TOI editor K.R. Sreenivas, women are finally telling stories about sexual harassment
Image of the sobbing 'son' which went viral | Twitter

Deceased sewage worker’s ‘wife’ is his aunt, sobbing ‘son’ a cousin who called him ‘Papa’

Anil’s parents claim that ‘wife’ Rani is doing all this for money, landlord Rammo confirms they lived together and ‘considered themselves married’.
Mohandas Pai tweets fake BBC survey

Congress is world’s second most corrupt political party, but only in fake news

A fake listicle by 'BBC News Hub' was tweeted by Mohandas Pai and Vivek Agnihotri, and was widely retweeted within hours.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Marakkal

Fake FB post claims Bishop Franco Mulakkal had intercourse with nun for ‘enlightenment’

Morphed image of the bishop, who has been accused of raping a Kerala nun, was shared by more than 4,400 users on Facebook.
Image of Chandresh Singh and Dhara Mehta | Facebook

How an Army officer proposed to his air hostess girlfriend after grad ceremony in Chennai

Chandresh Singh and Dhara Mehta’s love story is breaking the internet, but the fairytale ending hasn’t come without hardship.
M.J. Akbar

In #MeToo era, this colonial-era law also needs to be junked

By choosing to file a criminal defamation case only against Priya Ramani, M.J. Akbar makes no effort to hide his intentions.
Jamal Khashooggi

Trump soft on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi: Arms business worry or does he need more proof?

Reacting to gruesome details of writer Jamal Khashoggi’s death, US president Donald Trump stated: “Here we go again with you’re guilty until proven innocent.” H...