The prime minister’s office also insists that @narendramodi handle is not maintained by it or the government.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
As the Justice Srikrishna committee goes about its job, it is important to understand that fusing European-style regulation with a coercive Indian political system is a recipe for disaster.
Instead of attempting to regulate these companies through external mechanisms, we need to ride the wave of Big Tech awareness to demand transparency and accountability.
Trump has made extensive use of messages on Twitter to attack his opponents and promote his policies both during the 2016 presidential campaign and since taking office in January.
The BJP had mastered this technique earlier but an analysis of a large sample of Rahul Gandhi’s followers suggests the unmistakable use of bots as a tool
State BJP leaders have expressed their disappointment with Tathagata Roy for being proactive only on social media.
Was it inappropriate drafting or the firestorm of angry responses from Mumbaikars that led the prime minister to do what he has rarely done, delete a tweet?
The company’s presentation to the Intelligence Committee “showed an enormous lack of understanding from the Twitter team of how serious this issue is,” Senator Warner said.
Twitter’s new announcement can do little if anything to address the fundamental challenges the social media platform continues to face.
“To speak in front of power is the courage which has been rightly given by the Constitution and you are the protector of it.”
Facebook revealed this month that suspected Russian trolls purchased more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on its platform during the 2016 election cycle.
Trump and Kim have traded increasingly threatening and personal insults as Pyongyang races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US.
You are the mask you wear. Your fake profile is your real profile.
An audit of tweets, handles and hashtags the government wants Twitter to block makes it clear that official censorship is being deployed not just against terrorism but legitimate political speech as well.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
What Kim Kardashian, smartphones and hashtags tell us about how the world has changed in the past decade.
The “Hamilton 68” dashboard was built by researchers with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a project set up to counter Russian disinformation campaigns.
Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.
DCP Cyber Crime said a case has been registered against the comedy troupe on charges of “defamation” and “publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form”.
The lawsuit claims Trump blocked accounts whose owners replied to his tweets with comments that criticized, mocked or disagreed with the president.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
This week: A rebuttal to fat-shamers, how weight shapes the way we’re treated by others and the frustration of being over-stuffed by doting parents.
The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
Trump called host Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika” and claimed that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” the last time he met her.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
Nicolas Maduro slammed the US-based website after many government-linked accounts were suspended, urged citizens to flood the service in retaliation.
In a statement posted on his Twitter handle, Kumar said he had decided to quit as he believes the organisation is bigger than the individual.
President Trump’s late night musings on social media could soon be archived as official statements if the COVFEFE act gets passed.
The US president claims that the statements given by the fired FBI director at the recent hearing regarding the Russia investigation were false.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and others are clamping down on anyone who shows sympathy or support for Qatar.
While the tweeter-in-chief remained silent during Comey’s testimony, Donald Trump Jr. took up the mantle, live tweeting through the entire proceedings
Trump accused Khan of making a “pathetic excuse” over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets.
Trump called out the Justice Department on submitting a ‘politically correct’ version of the ban, which he thinks needs to be toughened up.
This week looks at why we’re so good at resisting facts that don’t fit our worldview and what that says about how we understand the media’s role in society.
Facebook won particular praise for reviewing most complaints within a 24-hour target timeframe set down in a code of conduct agreed on in December.
The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.