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CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter is diagnosing the issue of hacked accounts in an apparent bitcoin scam.(Reuters File Photo)

Twitter explains why it didn't take action on some handles despite Centre's push

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Twitter said it took several actions against handles as requested by the Centre. But it didn't take actions against handles of journalists, activists, politicians as it believes "the actions we have been directed to take" are not "consistent with Indian law".
FILE PHOTO: Protesters from Myanmar residing in Japan raise their fists and hold a poster depicting Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against Myanmar's military, after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested Suu Kyi, outside Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Protesters from Myanmar residing in Japan raise their fists and hold a poster depicting Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against Myanmar's military, after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested Suu Kyi, outside Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, Japan February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo(REUTERS)

After Facebook ban, thousands in Myanmar take to Twitter to protest coup

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 05:25 PM IST
  • Military authorities banned Facebook Inc - which counts half of the population as users - until at least February 7th for the sake of "stability", after the junta's opponents began using the platform to organize.
In their tweets, the ministers, leaders also denounced the Republic Day violence.(REUTERS)
In their tweets, the ministers, leaders also denounced the Republic Day violence.(REUTERS)

After MEA statement on 'hashtag temptation', ministers tweet #IndiaTogether

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:33 PM IST
"International forces are conspiring to weaken the country and its democracy fearing its growing power, " wrote railways minister Piyush Goyal as all ministers, BJP leaders, Bollywood stars took to Twitter on Wednesday with hashtag IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Govt puts Twitter on notice for unblocking 250 accounts, threatens prosecution

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Twitter withheld from Indian users nearly 250 accounts that allegedly used a controversial hashtag after the government asked the social media company to block access “to prevent escalation of violence”
Twitter had 'withheld' nearly 250 accounts on the central government's request for content that the home ministry contended could lead to an escalation of violence(REUTERS)
Twitter had 'withheld' nearly 250 accounts on the central government's request for content that the home ministry contended could lead to an escalation of violence(REUTERS)

Twitter restores 250 accounts blocked in India for a controversial hashtag

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:07 PM IST
  • Twitter decided to restore the 250-odd accounts after a meeting with officials from the ministry of electronics and information technology
Punjabi singers Kanwar Grewal and Harf Cheema reach farmers' protest site against new farm laws at Delhi-Ghazipur border, in Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Punjabi singers Kanwar Grewal and Harf Cheema reach farmers' protest site against new farm laws at Delhi-Ghazipur border, in Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Centre asks Twitter to block 250 accounts for 'hateful' tweets on farm protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Ahead of the farmers' tractor march on Republic Day, which turned violent, Delhi Police reported over 300 Pakistan-based Twitter handles trying to vitiate farmers' protest.
The image shows US Senator Bernie Sanders.(Twitter)
The image shows US Senator Bernie Sanders.(Twitter)

Bernie Sander’s cosy attire sparks meme fest on Twitter

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:28 PM IST
The US Senator was spotted at the venue wearing a cosy jacket and a pair of mittens along with an envelope tucked under his arms.
Ranvir feels OTT will bring democraticastion of content consumption
Ranvir feels OTT will bring democraticastion of content consumption

‘Talking about the toxic environment will put fear among the powerful’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Ranvir Shorey feels it was the “toxic environment” that he faced between 2003-2005 and that’s why he relates a lot with Sushant Singh Rajput
The advent of social media has reshaped caste imagination because now they can overcome their ghetto mentality, which has been ingrained by caste-based socialisation.(HT PHOTO)
The advent of social media has reshaped caste imagination because now they can overcome their ghetto mentality, which has been ingrained by caste-based socialisation.(HT PHOTO)

Social media has reshaped caste mobilisation

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Subaltern castes have used it to create discourse, ideate, and connect with each other, and the world
That defensive attitude of men who think of themselves as Not All Men is the primary problem of the Not All Men discourse(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
That defensive attitude of men who think of themselves as Not All Men is the primary problem of the Not All Men discourse(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Women can no longer live in fear

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Men must be involved in fighting toxic masculinity and inequality
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