Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Indian heads of social media platforms likely to be punished if fake news not checked

A panel headed by Rajnath Sigh is like to recommend action against social media platforms if they do not remove objectionable content from their site.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai slammed for refusing to testify in US Senate

Google's testimony is part of the US Senate Intelligence Committee's hearings on the Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. 

Now, Jinnah has triggered a controversy in distant Canada

Maxime Brenier had lashed out because a park was renamed after Jinnah, while in another city, inaugural PM John Macdonald’s bust was pulled down.

AAP makes MP nominee Atishi drop Marlena from her name because it ‘sounds Christian’

The party doesn't want to give the BJP a handle to queer the pitch for it in East Delhi, from where Atishi, who is actually a Punjabi Rajput, will contest in 2019.

PM Modi followed 55 women on social media in a day, including 14 journalists

It’s interesting to see that Narendra Modi had picked Raksha Bandhan to follow these women.

These are the 12 Congress leaders being monitored by Narendra Modi

From Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor to Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh, Modi is keeping an eye on Opposition leaders who set the agenda.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya costs her another honour, and Iran’s threat to US

Facebook has taken down 652 pages identified as misinformation threats, and Serena Williams is highest-earning female athlete.

Facebook and Twitter can be blamed for causing higher rates of hate crimes

Radical action becomes socially acceptable if almost everybody one communicates with holds similar opinions.

Twitter may soon be banned in Pakistan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a bureaucratic reshuffle in the offing. 

Google, Facebook, Twitter don’t know how to tame the monsters they’ve created

The world expected more from these companies whose CEOs neither knew nor cared enough for the problems they created.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.