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Kanye West speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in 2018. | Bloomberg

Kanye West says he’s running for US President, gets Elon Musk’s support

West’s Saturday night Twitter post, saying he's running for president, instantly went viral, with more than 100,000 retweets within the first hour.
People wear masks as they walk inside a mall west in Florida.

Twitter says users can have an edit button ‘when everyone wears a mask’

Wading into debate in US over wearing of face masks in public, Twitter said users can have the edit button ‘when everyone wears a mask’.
A video of Chinese PLA soldiers performing stunts in cars and military trucks has gone viral | Screengrab via Twitter

‘Rohit Shetty films do a better job’ — Chinese army’s car stunts video triggers meme fest

Viral video showing driving skills of Chinese soldiers in military cars & trucks leads to Twitter jokes as Indians say Bollywood films show 'better stunts'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Delhi's Karkardooma. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

PM Modi will lose over 2 lakh Chinese followers with Weibo ban

Weibo is one of the Chinese apps that were banned by the Modi government in India Monday over national security-related concerns.
Screengrab of the deleted tweet by US President Donald Trump | Biden War Room/Twitter

Trump tweets, then deletes, video of fan yelling ‘white power’

US President Donald Trump’s tweet fueled accusations he is fomenting racial divisions amid nationwide protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi gets on Telegram to ‘engage directly’ but his YouTube videos don’t offer much hope

Rahul Gandhi's last social media experiment hasn't been a roaring success, and shows the party isn't able to make a mass connect.
Screen grab of the tweet posted by Donald Trump. | Twitter

Twitter hides Trump tweet threatening potential protesters

The tweet, though available, is hidden as part of the platform's policy specific to elected officials and world leaders. No likes or comments of such tweets are allowed.
President Trump Departs White House For Walter Reed

H-1B order ‘undermines greatest asset’ of US economy — Twitter, Pichai, others slam Trump

US President Donald Trump has temporarily suspended H-1B and other work visas until the end of the year. Trade bodies and tech giants have criticised the move.
Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh

‘Incompetent Twitter’ — Social media users decry lax rules for fake Manmohan Singh account

A Twitter account in the name of former prime minister Manmohan Singh was created on 17 June, leaving many confused and wondering if it was authentic.
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Eye on US presidential race, Facebook, Google, Twitter pledge vigilance on disinformation

Facebook said it studied conversations surrounding 200 elections around the world, while Twitter tracked the threat of disinformation on race and police brutality.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.