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House panel summons Twitter to discuss new IT rules, other issues on June 18

The panel has also called officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to present their version on the ongoing controversies. Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Central government and Twitter, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned representatives of the micro-blogging site to appear before it on June 18. The […]

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Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria said in a statement that its members have suspended access to Twitter in compliance with a government directive to do so. Millions of Nigerians were unable to access Twitter Saturday after the government enforced an indefinite suspension of the microblogging platform’s operations in Nigeria. The Association of […]

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Blatant attempt to intimidate Twitter: Rajeev Gowda

The BJP, to cover their own forgery, is using the Delhi Police, says the head of the Research Department of the Congress. M.V. Rajeev Gowda, who heads the Research Department of the Congress, speaks to The Hindu, regarding the BJP’s charges on the alleged ‘Congress toolkit’ seeking to tarnish India’s image, the Twitter’s alleged bias […]

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New IT Rules: deadline to comply ends today; industry seeks extension

The three-month deadline for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to comply with new stricter rules for intermediaries ends on Tuesday, even as at least five industry bodies, including CII and the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), have asked the government for up to a one-year compliance window, particularly in the view of […]

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Twitter starts voice message testing for DMs

Micro-blogging platform Twitter has started testing use of voice messages for sending direct messages or DMs in India. The experiment will be rolled out in phases to Indian audiences, making India one of three countries to have access to the feature alongside Brazil and Japan. “India is a priority market for Twitter and that is […]