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Twitter asserted it is taking proactive measures to prevent prohibited political advertising through comprehensive and nuanced enforcement mechanisms.(AP)

Twitter vows to crack down on manipulative, misleading content ahead of polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Twitter said it is implementing "significant" product, policy, and enforcement updates that have been drawn based on learning from previous elections, both globally and in India.
Twitter ignored orders to remove content over farmers' protests.(Reuters)
Twitter ignored orders to remove content over farmers' protests.(Reuters)

India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 11:03 PM IST
The latest draft rules say companies should remove the content as early as possible, but no later than 36 hours, after a government or legal order.
With notices been issued, responses have to be filed to the petition by Twitter and the two Central departments – ministry of law and justice and ministry of information and broadcasting.(REUTERS)
With notices been issued, responses have to be filed to the petition by Twitter and the two Central departments – ministry of law and justice and ministry of information and broadcasting.(REUTERS)

SC seeks govt, Twitter replies on fake news plea

By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from Twitter India and Centre on a petition demanding regulation of “fake and seditious” content and advertisements circulated on social media platforms from unverified accounts
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Last week, the company restored access to 257 profiles it had temporarily blocked after an order from the government, setting up a rare confrontation with the ministry.(REUTERS)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Last week, the company restored access to 257 profiles it had temporarily blocked after an order from the government, setting up a rare confrontation with the ministry.(REUTERS)

Twitter says seeking dialogue with minister, safety of staff key

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:16 AM IST
  • The government later sent a notice saying Twitter was not in a position to judge the order and that it was an intermediary liable to follow directions as per the law, which could include penal provisions.
The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Twitter India’s public policy head resigns

By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 02:52 AM IST
  • People familiar with the matter stated that Kaul quit the microblogging website in the first week of January, and will continue with the company until the end of March to help the transition.
A view of the Supreme Court.(HT file photo)
A view of the Supreme Court.(HT file photo)

SC seeks response from Centre, states on Twitter India’s plea against multiple FIRs

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:52 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde had on December 17 sought responses from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, governments of Karnataka, Assam, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and the Police Commissioner of Delhi.
The image shows the most liked tweet of 2020 in India.(Twitter/@TwitterIndia)
The image shows the most liked tweet of 2020 in India.(Twitter/@TwitterIndia)

From most tweeted emojis to most liked tweet: Twitter India shares #ThisHappened2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:08 PM IST
From Amitabh Bachchan’s Covid-19 diagnosis to actor Vijay’s selfie, here is a list of the ‘Golden Tweets of 2020’.
A view of the National Flag waving at the War Memorial, in Leh.(ANI)
A view of the National Flag waving at the War Memorial, in Leh.(ANI)

Geotagging issue resolved, says Twitter after J-K shown as part of China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:55 PM IST
A Twitter spokesperson called it a technical issue, one which they said has been swiftly resolved.
Twitter responded by saying “as a global company”, it exercises due diligence to respect local laws in jurisdictions around the world, and duly reviews all legal process.(Reuters File Photo)
Twitter responded by saying “as a global company”, it exercises due diligence to respect local laws in jurisdictions around the world, and duly reviews all legal process.(Reuters File Photo)

Govt asks Twitter to act swiftly on content take-down requests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:01 PM IST
Home secretary Rajiv Gauba met Twitter’s global head of legal, policy, trust and safety lead Vijaya Gadde and Twitter India representative Mahima Kaul.
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