‘Governor’s Twitter handle hacked’

‘Governor’s Twitter handle hacked’

JAMMU: The Twitter handle of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked by some mischievous elements following which the matter was reported to police, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said Tuesday. “It was noticed today that the Governor J&K’s Twitter handle was hacked by some mischievous elements and he was shown as follower of […]

Twitter takes down Adityanath’s controversial tweets on EC directive

Twitter takes down Adityanath’s controversial tweets on EC directive

New Delhi: Two tweets by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with communal overtures have been taken down by Twitter following a directive from the Election Commission, sources said Wednesday. The tweets posted on April 5 had referred to the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) as a “green virus”. The IUML had moved the commission […]

BJP warns Twitter of repercussions after its officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel

BJP warns Twitter of repercussions after its officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday warned Twitter of “repercussions” after the social network company’s CEO and top officials declined to appear before the parliamentary committee on information technology, saying no agency has the right to disrespect institutions of the country. The parliamentary panel had summoned Twitter CEO and officials over the issue of safeguarding citizens’ […]

Facebook, Twitter, others seek legal opinion on India’s new internet rules

NEW DELHI: Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the information technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would […]

UN Special Rapporteur writes to Twitter CEO about blocking of Kashmir related content and twitter handles

UN Special Rapporteur writes to Twitter CEO about blocking of Kashmir related content and twitter handles

Srinagar: The United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye has written a letter to Twitter CEO about blocking of Twitter handles of Kashmiris and blocking twitter users for sharing or posting Kashmir related content. Kaye has asked twitter to provide complete details of request made by Indian government authorities about the withholding of Kashmir content and […]

Novel tool to monitor fake news on Facebook, Twitter

Washington: Scientists have developed a web-based tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in the US, the tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient, which draws data from two external entities: NewsWhip and Media […]

Police to start crowdfunding campaign to aid kin of slain SPOs

Police to start crowdfunding campaign to aid kin of slain SPOs

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will start a crowd funding campaign on Twitter from Monday to provide financial aid to the families of 499 special police officers (SPOs) who died fighting militancy in the state. Director General of Police S P Vaid will kick off the Twitter crowd funding campaign at 8.00 am on […]

Governor’s Twitter handle receives complaints of ‘corruption, wrongdoings’ in Mufti govt; report sought

Governor’s Twitter handle receives complaints of ‘corruption, wrongdoings’ in Mufti govt; report sought

SRINAGAR: Two weeks after he took over the reins in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra’s official Twitter handle has got several complaints of alleged corruption and other wrongdoings against the previous PDP-BJP coalition government headed by Mehbooba Mufti. The Twitter handle was set up on June 19, the day Mufti submitted her resignation […]