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Tag: Twitter Accounts

Twitter To Now Label State-Controlled Media Accounts

New Delhi: Twitter has announced it would not amplify tweets by state-controlled media outlets and label the accounts of government-linked media, as well as key government officials from the five permanent member countries of the UN Security Council: China, France, Russia, the UK and the US. The micro-blogging platform said the new labelling policy would include […]

Indian Govt Asks Twitter For Information About 474 Accounts

New Delhi: The Indian government has asked Twitter to provide information about 474 accounts and requested to remove or withhold content about 504 accounts on violating the law of the land in the first six months of this year. According to Twitter’s latest transparency report, it helped the Indian government in 5 per cent of […]

Twitter accounts linked to fake news still thriving: Study

San Francisco: Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on the microblogging site both before and after the 2016 US presidential election. More than 80 per cent of the Twitter accounts linked to spread of disinformation during the 2016 […]

Smriti links retweets on Rahul's tweets to bots

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. However, Congress rejected the allegation as “factually wrong”. “Perhaps @OfficeOfRG planning to […]