Amid Row With Centre, India Among First Markets as Twitter 'Locally Tailors' its Global Product

India will be one of the first countries in which Twitter pilots a new approach of building an in-market team to “locally tailor” its global product to the needs of the region, according to the microblogging platform. Twitter is scouting for a ‘Staff Designer’ as part of its strategy, even as the social media giant … Read more

Plea in Delhi HC against Twitter’s non-compliance with new IT rules

New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court against the non-compliance by Twitter India and Twitter Inc with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021). The plea has been moved advocate Amit Acharya urged the High Court to issue direction to the Centre … Read more

Delhi Police conducts raid at Twitter India offices over ‘toolkit row’

Delhi Police has finally raided the Twitter India office in Lado Sarai, Delhi and Gurgaon after sending a notice to it over a “manipulated media” tag used on tweets alleging a Congress “toolkit” against the Central government. Further details into the matter are awaited. Earlier in the day, Delhi Police sent a notice to Twitter, seeking an … Read more

Twitter testing 140-second long voice messages in direct messages in India

New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday announced it is testing voice messages in direct messages (DMs) up to 140-seconds long in India. The experiment will be rolled out in phases to the audiences, making India one of three countries to have access to the feature, alongside Brazil and Japan. According to the company, voice messages in … Read more

Twitter must abide by Indian laws, government says

The government has conveyed a “deep sense of disappointment” with Twitter and said the micro-blogging platform is siding not with “freedom of expression” but rather with those who seek to abuse such freedom and provoke disturbance to public order. The company has been told that it is welcome to do business in India but it … Read more

Twitter suspends nearly 500 accounts linked to farmers’ protest, says will continue to work with government

NEW YORK: Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday defended its policies in India, days after the government issued a notice to it ordering it to remove over 1,400 accounts related to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three farm laws.  Defending its policies, Twitter issued a statement in which it said that “transparency is the foundation … Read more

Republic Day 2021: Twitter comes with new emoji to reflect patriotism

As Indians across the world gear up to celebrate the 72nd Republic Day, Twitter on Monday announced the launch of a specially dedicated emoji to mark this momentous occasion. The unique emoji design depicts the Indian Air Force (IAF) fly past in the Indian tri-colours. The flypast soars the skies as part of the Republic … Read more