Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Twitter

Twitter and Facebook need a bigger and better cleanup

The social media giants will be in trouble with regulators and brands if they don’t show they are trying to fix themselves.

Donald Trump’s threat to Iran, and what it means for the world and India

Responding to Iranian President’s aggressive statement, Trump put out a tweet that may have repercussions on the future of international relations in Asia.

Twitter’s fake-account purge more of public relations onslaught than a problem solver

Twitter and Facebook can make automated registration impossible, but they aren’t doing it.

Politicians, Bollywood stars lose followers as Twitter goes on a clean-up drive

From Narendra Modi to superstar Shah Rukh Khan, notable personalities have lost followers in the Twitter purge.

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump and Pope Francis most followed world leaders on Twitter

Twiplomacy Study 2018 shows Sushma Swaraj is the most popular among women leaders; MEA is the third most followed foreign ministry in the world.

There are weird things happening with Twitter and Facebook stocks

Since Twitter went public, its stock price relative to earnings generally has been lower than Facebook's. Now it's not.

Meet Hindutva’s new warriors: All they need is sex, all they get is Twitter

A peek inside the heart and mind of Girish Maheshwari, arrested for "threatening" Congress spokesperson's child with rape.

Video tweeted by Tarek Fateh showing road rage between Saudi women is three years old

Fateh, Gaurav Pradhan tweeted road rage video saying it was the first fight on the day Saudi removed ban on women driving.

Has BJP thrown Sushma Swaraj to the wolves?

Experts weigh in on whether Twitter trolling has become a part of the right-wing culture. The recent victim was the BJP’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. She helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. For this, Swaraj was viciously attacked by trolls, many of whom claim to be BJP supporters, and accused of ‘Muslim appeasement’.

Mehbooba Mufti & Twitter speak up against Sushma Swaraj trolls, but not a tweet from BJP

By Sunday afternoon, ‘no’ led ‘yes’ on Sushma Swaraj's poll asking users if they supported abusive trolling. New Delhi: It’s been nearly a week since...

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.