EC orders Twitter India to remove tweets with exit polls

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha election coming to an end, the Election Commission ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. According to the Representation of the People Act, it is illegal to publish exit-poll results while an election is still going on. Read More
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Twitter hides Yogi’s ‘green virus’ tweets, acts against other users

After Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath referred to the Indian Union Muslim League as a “green virus”, Twitter has withheld his two controversial tweets while acting on Election Commission’s directive. Read More
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Social-media giants, IMAI agree to police themselves for LS poll

The Internet and Mobile Association of India and top social-media companies have accepted the Election Commission’s suggestion of policing themselves for the Lok Sabha election. Read More
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#MainBhiChowkidar: PM adds ‘Chowkidar’ in his Twitter name

Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed his Twitter profile name as “Chowkidar Narendra Modi” as his latest campaign – “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I’m a watchman too)” for the Lok Sabha election. Soon, other BJP ministers, members and supporters of the PM started doing the same. Read More
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EC calls India heads of social sites for meeting over fake news

The Election Commission has asked the country heads of six social-media platforms for a meeting, which includes representatives of Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat and TikTok, to fight fake news before the general election. Read More
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Govt warns Twitter honchos on ‘objectionable content’ with jail

The government has warned Twitter that a failure to remove posts/accounts that are carrying/posting “objectionable and inflammatory content” could lead to its top executives facing up to seven years of jail along with financial penalties. Read More
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Panel: Twitter must address issues ‘real-time’, ‘engage more’ with EC

After a parliamentary panel chaired by BJP MP Anurag Thakur received complaints alleging bias against right-wing voices on the platform, Thakur asked Twitter to address issues in “real-time” and “engage more” with the Election Commission. Read More
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Twitter says it will make changes to ‘protect integrity’ of LS election

Twitter listed a series of changes it has made to “protect the integrity” of the election conversation in India ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election. The organization said that it has been facing allegations of being biased, propelling fake news and hosting malicious content. Read More
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House panel warns Twitter of action for snubbing it

The parliamentary committee on IT, headed by the BJP MP Anurag Thakur warned Twitter that the panel has taken very serious note of the company’s refusal to send its senior executives to India and will take appropriate action against the social-media giant. Read More
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Twitter CEO, senior officials refuse to appear before House panel

The parliamentary committee for information technology, headed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur, had asked Twitter CEO and senior officials to appear before the committee on February 11. Read More
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