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SC sends notice to Twitter, govt to check spread of fake news

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has issued notice on a petition filed by BJP leader Vinit Goenka, seeking direction to the Union government to devise a mechanism to check fake news and instigative messages being circulated on social media giant Twitter. The plea pinpointed "bogus accounts" that are...

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Koo: A fluke or a sustainable alternative to Twitter?

Amid the standoff between the government and Twitter, a new microblogging site has emerged as the beneficiary. Homegrown platform Koo, which provides a Twitter-like experience to Indians has gained a fair amount of traction in the last few days, especially after government officials began endorsing...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad warns of action against misuse of social media

KOLKATA: As the spat between Twitter and the government intensifies, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad issued a caution – action will be taken against social media if it allows unchecked the spread of fake news and misinformation. “We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people....

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Twitter seeks formal dialogue with MEITY after notice to block accounts

NEW DELHI: Amid the ongoing tussle with the government over blocking of certain accounts related to the ongoing farmers’ protest, Twitter has reached out to the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) seeking formal dialogue on the matter, news agency PTI has reported.

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Amid ‘farmer genocide’ row, Twitter India public policy head quits

Twitter India’s public policy director Mahima Kaul has resigned from her post citing personal reasons, even as the microblogging platform is under fire from the Union government for “violating Indian law” by not taking down tweets related to “farmer genocide.”

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