Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Chinese bots flood Twitter with porn to hide posts about violent protests

Hong Kong |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
As porn and spam accounts flourish amid violent protests in China over its zero-Covid policy, reports have surfaced that these are Chinese bots which are swamping Twitter with sexually-explicit content to stop the spread of news about the massive protests... read..

Twitter to up its character limit from 280 to 1000

California | November 29, 2022 4:30:56 PM IST
Twitter rants are set to grow bigger.... read..

Apple has 'threatened to withhold' Twitter, claims Elon Musk

California | November 29, 2022 7:01:22 AM IST
In his usual satire, Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Monday accused the American tech giant "Apple" of threatening to withhold Twitter from its App store without disclosing the reason behind the action.... read..

'Jethalal' trends on Twitter after Ruturaj Gaikwad slams seven sixes in an over

New Delhi | November 28, 2022 10:01:15 PM IST
Social media users on Monday, started trending 'Jethalal' after Indian cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad slammed seven sixes in an over in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match.... read..

Elon Musk "is a visionary" but "terrible fit for Twitter": Stephen King

Washington | November 27, 2022 1:01:42 PM IST
Noted American author Stephen King has once again called out Twitter CEO Elon Musk by taking a jab at him in a recent tweet.... read..

Wait, did Simpsons predict Elon Musk's Twitter takeover in 2015? Find out

Washington | November 27, 2022 6:30:34 AM IST
Once again, The Simpsons have achieved the impossible!... read..

Tamil Nadu minister KN Nehru's Twitter account hacked

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | November 26, 2022 6:01:40 PM IST
Tamil Nadu minister KN Nehru's Twitter account was hacked on Friday night, a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) IT wing secretary said.... read..

Twitter accounts to be verified with three colours from next week: Elon Musk

California | November 25, 2022 7:02:01 PM IST
Twitter's account verification program is finally set to launch next week.... read..

Elon Musk slams reports claiming 'general amnesty' for suspended Twitter accounts will have negative impact

Washington | November 25, 2022 4:01:49 PM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who announced that he will begin 'general amnesty' for suspended accounts on the micro-blogging platform, has slammed reports that claimed this will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.... read..

EU voices concern over Twitter's content moderation practices

Brussels | November 25, 2022 4:01:47 PM IST
A top EU official has said that Brussels is concerned about recent layoffs at Twitter and gaps in the social network's content moderation practices.... read..

Elon Musk confirms to allow 'general amnesty' for other suspended Twitter accounts

Washington | November 25, 2022 6:01:37 AM IST
New Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, on Friday, announced that he will begin 'general amnesty' for other suspended accounts after reinstating former US president Donald Trump's Twitter handle.... read..

After reinstating Trump on Twitter, Musk calls for 'General amnesty' for other suspended accounts

Washington | November 24, 2022 5:01:52 AM IST
Twitter CEO, Elon Musk on Wednesday took to the micro-blogging site and addressed the question that whether the site should offer a general amnesty to other suspended accounts.... read..

"Wasn't Twitter supposed to die by now..." Elon musk takes a dig at trolls

Washington | November 23, 2022 8:00:23 AM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, on Tuesday, took a dig at the trolls who prophesied the end of Twitter, soon after his controversial takeover.... read..

Elon Musk announces 'holding off' relaunch Of Twitter's Blue verified

Washington | November 22, 2022 9:02:14 AM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday announced that he is putting on hold the relaunch of Blue verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. He made the announcement through a tweet.... read..

Elon Musk wants Twitter to have encrypted DMs and video, voice chat support

Washington | November 22, 2022 11:29:42 PM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been quite open about wanting to improve the microblogging platform and it seems like he is taking a step towards achieving the same.... read..

Kanye West shares test post after Twitter account gets reinstated

Washington | November 21, 2022 8:29:08 PM IST
American rapper and songwriter Kanye West recently shared a test post on Twitter confirming that he is back on the micro-blogging platform.... read..

Trump sees no reason to return on Twitter

San Francisco |Monday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Former US President Donald Trump has snubbed Elon Musk for reinstating his account, saying he now does not see any reason for returning to Twitter.... read..

Trump back on Twitter after Musk confirms his account reinstatement

Washington | November 20, 2022 8:01:25 AM IST
Former US President Donald Trump's Twitter account reappeared on Sunday after Elon Musk confirmed to reinstate his account.... read..

Elon Musk kicks off Twitter poll on reinstating Trump

San Francisco |Sunday, 2022 3:15:11 AM IST
Elon Musk on Saturday kicked off a poll to find out how many of his over 117 million followers support or reject the move to reinstate former US President Donald Trump on Twitter.... read..

Elon Musk asks Twitter if Trump's account should be reinstated

Washington | November 19, 2022 4:32:55 PM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has put up a poll asking users of the microblogging website to vote on whether to reinstate the account of former US President Donald Trump, who was earlier subjected to a lifetime ban over incitement of violence.... read..

Negative tweets to be deboosted, demonetised: Elon Musk announces new Twitter policy

Washington | November 19, 2022 3:59:54 AM IST
Elon Musk has been trying to revamp Twitter ever since he took control of the microblogging site.... read..

Koo offers to hire affected Twitter employees

New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
As Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has laid off employees in a series of firings, homegrown microblogging platform Koo has offered to hire the affected Twitter employees.... read..

"Musk has undermined Twitter's integrity": US senators urge antitrust probe

Washington | November 18, 2022 3:28:54 AM IST
A group of US senators has expressed concerns about changes made by Elon Musk to Twitter, asking the country's antitrust regulator to oversee the social media platform's consent decree and compliance with consumer privacy laws.... read..

Elon Musk asks Twitter managers to approve remote work at their own risk

Washington | November 18, 2022 9:32:38 AM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who has been laying off employees and contractors of the micro-blogging platform, has now asked the managers to approve remote work of their team members at their own job risk.... read..

Employees salute out of Twitter after Elon Musk's 'extremely hardcore' ultimatum

Washington | November 18, 2022 10:34:15 AM IST
Twitter employees are exiting the company in numbers after they reportedly received an ultimatum from Elon Musk to either commit to working in an "extremely hardcore" fashion at the company or leave the job.... read..

Elon Musk to find new leader for Twitter, tells staff to opt in for 'hardcore' work or leave

Washington | November 17, 2022 4:29:12 AM IST
Elon Musk has decided to find a new leader to oversee Twitter.... read..

Twitter Blue tick to make reappearance on November 29

California | November 16, 2022 3:59:43 PM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk took to the microblogging site to announce the return of the coveted "Twitter Blue" tick after it was made unavailable following an increase in fake verified accounts.... read..

"Welcoming back Ligma and Johnson," says Elon Musk as he rehires Twitter employees who never worked there

Washington | November 16, 2022 5:32:48 AM IST
Even though Twitter has recently seen mass layoffs and rollback of implemented decisions, one thing is for sure, the microblogging platform's new CEO Elon Musk is a man of wits for sure.... read..

Twitter CEO Elon Musk "fires" app developer via tweet for this reason, find out

Washington | November 15, 2022 4:29:45 AM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who has been laying off employees and contractors of the micro-blogging platform, has fired yet another member of his Twitter team and that too seemingly with a tweet.... read..

Twitter contract workers fired 'without advance notification'

Washington | November 14, 2022 12:00:34 AM IST
Twitter has reportedly terminated thousands of its contract workers "without notifying them in advance".... read..

Elon Musk's spells out 3 conditions for allowing Twitter employees to work remotely

California | November 14, 2022 5:30:11 PM IST
Multi-billionaire Elon Musk has cleared the air surrounding his 'Work from Home' policies for the employees at Twitter. Replying to a user's accusation against him on the microblogging site, he said that a post of him calling back his Ireland workforce ba... read..

Elon Musk announces organizations on Twitter will be able to identify associated accounts, apologizes for app "being super slow"

Washington | November 14, 2022 4:29:33 AM IST
Twitter CEO Elon Musk, in a bid to tackle the rise of fake accounts, has announced that organizations on the micro-blogging platform will soon be able to find out the Twitter accounts associated with them. He also apologized for the app "being super slow ... read..

UP CM Yogi's official Twitter handle crosses 8 million followers

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | November 13, 2022 4:59:04 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's official Twitter handle has crossed 8 million followers, becoming the second office in terms of the number of followers after the Prime Minister's Office to do so, according to a statement on Saturday.... read..

Twitter Blue subscription unavailable following rise in fake verified accounts: Report

Washington | November 12, 2022 5:29:13 AM IST
In the latest chapter of Twitter's blue tick saga, the micro-blogging site seems to have made its USD 7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service unavailable, according to reports.... read..

Kangana Ranaut called Instagram "dumb" days after hailing Twitter

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | November 11, 2022 2:31:28 PM IST
After calling Twitter the "best social media platform", Kangana Ranaut thinks Instagram is dumb!... read..

Elon Musk takes dig at Twitter critics, tweets "I love when people complain..."

Washington | November 11, 2022 3:29:35 AM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared a tweet recently in which he took a dig at the criticism that Twitter has received following his acquisition of the micro-blogging platform.... read..

Verified Twitter account claiming to be Jesus Christ sparks debate on Elon Musk's paid verification decision

New Delhi | November 11, 2022 11:01:18 PM IST
After Elon Musk took over Twitter, the hot debate that has been ruling social media and headlines is whether his decision to charge USD 8 for a verified account is acceptable.... read..

Twitter pauses "official" labels on select Accounts

Washington | November 10, 2022 7:59:15 AM IST
Twitter on Thursday announced that it is not putting the "Official" label on the accounts, even though it is still going after impersonation and deception.... read..

"Will do lots of dumb things..." Musk forewarns on Twitter

Washington | November 9, 2022 11:59:44 PM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and self-described "Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator" on Wednesday announced that the social media giant will do a lot of dumb things in the coming months on trial and error basis.... read..

Twitter starts labelling key Indian govt and media handles as "official"

Washington | November 9, 2022 9:29:16 PM IST
Elon Musk's newly acquired micro-blogging platform Twitter has started labelling Indian government handles and Indian media as "official" ahead of the roll-out of blue tick subscriptions across India.... read..

K'taka HC sets aside lower court order directing blocking of Congress Twitter handles

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
In a relief to Congress, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday set aside a local court order directing Twitter to provisionally block the handles of the Indian National Congress and its 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in a case related to music copyright infringement.... read..

Karnataka HC stays order to block Twitter accounts of Congress, Bharat Jodo Yatra

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | November 8, 2022 11:29:27 PM IST
Karnataka High Court on Tuesday stayed the lower court order directing Twitter to block accounts of Congress and its Bharat Jodo Yatra handle.... read..

Elon Musk effect: TV Host Whoopi Goldberg quits Twitter

Washington | November 8, 2022 10:59:29 AM IST
Another celeb, American TV host Whoopi Goldberg has announced her exit from Twitter.... read..

Musk tells Twitter followers to vote for Republicans in US midterms

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
Elon Musk on Monday showed his true political colour despite vouching for Twitter to be "politically neutral", saying that Americans should vote for Republicans in the midterm elections on November 8.... read..

Temporarily block Cong, BJY handles - B'luru court directs Twitter in 'KGF-2' copyright infringement suit

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
A city court Monday directed social media platform Twitter to provisionally block the handles of the Indian National Congress and its Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in a case related to music copyright infringement.... read..

Temporarily block accounts of Congress, Bharat Jodo Yatra over copyright violation, Bengaluru court tells Twitter

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | November 8, 2022 2:00:01 AM IST
A Bengaluru court on Monday gave directions to temporarily block the Twitter accounts of the Congress party and Bharat Jodo Yatra for allegedly infringing the statutory copyright owned by MRT Music "by illegally using sound records of the film KGF Chapter... read..

Naina Redhu, who claims to be one of the first Indian Twitter users, talks about Elon Musk's takeover

New Delhi | November 7, 2022 10:28:57 PM IST
With Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent takeover of Twitter, there has been much talk about the changes that will be coming to the micro-blogging site following its acquisition. However, amidst all this, India's first Twitter user has some thoughts to share abo... read..

"Twitter handles impersonating without specifying parody will be suspended permanently..." Elon Musk

Washington | November 7, 2022 7:00:11 AM IST
Elon Musk on Sunday said through a series of tweets that any Twitter handles found engaged in 'impersonation' without clearly specifying "parody" will be suspended permanently.... read..

Elon Musk suspends Kathy Griffin's Twitter account permanently

Washington | November 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM IST
Comedian Kathy Griffin becomes the latest Twitter casualty, as her account got suspended after Twitter CEO Elon Musk rolled out that handles engaged in 'impersonation' without clearly specifying "parody" will be suspended permanently.... read..

Elon Musk reveals updated Twitter rules, says they "will evolve over time."

Washington | November 7, 2022 11:29:13 PM IST
Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk, on Monday, shared the new set of rules for the micro-blogging platform while emphasizing that they "will evolve over time."... read..

Elon Musk effect: Gigi Hadid quits Twitter, calls it a place of "hate"

Washington | November 7, 2022 2:29:39 PM IST
American supermodel Gigi Hadid is no more on Twitter, all thanks to Elon Musk, the new boss of the microblogging site.... read..
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