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Twitter removes 1.6 lakh terror-promoting accounts, most of them before a single tweet

During the reporting period, Twitter suspended a total of 456,989 unique accounts for violations related to child sexual exploitation, which is down 6 per cent from the previous reporting period

Published on 10th May 2019
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Twitter launches #Tweetups to strengthen global conversations

Each location would have translators on hand to help with language barriers and also pair people up based on time zones

Published on 30th July 2019
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#IndiaIndependenceDay: Tweet customised Ashoka Chakra emoji to mark I-Day

Twitter continues to celebrate Indian culture with customised Twitter initiatives for Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, among other key milestones and events for Indians across the world

Published on 14th August 2019
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Twitter celebrates 'Hashtag Day': #Viswasam, #CWC19 make it to the list of Most Tweeted Hashtags in 2019

On Hashtag Day, Twitter unveiled top hashtags that dominated conversations on the platform in the first half of the year 2019 in India

Published on 23rd August 2019
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Android users can now share your WhatsApp status on Facebook, Instagram

WhatsApp hasn't made an official announcement yet but several users reported this on Twitter

Published on 22nd September 2019
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Why is #DhoniRetires trending on Twitter and who started it?

Ever since Dhoni took a break from cricket after India's exit from the 2019 World Cup in England, rumours about the 38-year-old's retirement have been doing the rounds

Published on 29th October 2019
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Coronavirus outbreak: Twitter encourages all 5,000 employees to work from home

The micro-blogging platform which has already put restrictions on non-essential travel, said that US offices would still be open for employees who feel the need to come in person.

Published on 3rd March 2020
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Twitter makes work from home compulsory for its employees after WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on March 11 declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The virus has spread globally, infecting over 118,000 people and killing more than 4,000

Published on 12th March 2020
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Four Indian students on exchange trip to Warsaw stranded by COVID-19 travel ban. Will MEA help them return?

Requests to get the students back home has been posted on Twitter as well but Dr Jaishankar does not seem to be as fast in offering help as late Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj

Published on 18th March 2020
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Twitter experiment warns users to self-edit harmful replies

Twitter is currently experimenting with giving users a second opportunity to self-edit their tweets and replies if they contain harmful, abusive and hate content

Published on 6th May 2020
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Twitter India launches gratitude emoji that can be triggered with #thankful and #gratitude

Since March 15, there have been over 250 million tweets worldwide expressing gratitude and thanks - a 26 per cent increase from February's average

Published on 13th May 2020
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Twitter working on in-app 'request verification' feature

According to a tweet by famed reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, there is a "Request Verification" field in the Twitter app in the "personal information" section of the app's settings

Published on 9th June 2020
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How Twitter has miserably failed to tame parody accounts in India

Most of these accounts are being used for the purposes of targeting a particular person or for the purposes of forwarding or perpetuating a particular philosophy, political, religious or otherwise

Published on 20th July 2020
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Twitter, TikTok hold preliminary talks about a possible merger for the Chinese app's US operations

While Twitter declined to comment, a TikTok spokesperson told news organisations- the company does not comment on market rumours

Published on 9th August 2020
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Twitter sees a 21 per cent increase in account information requests from governments

Information requests from the US continue to make up the highest percentage of legal requests for account information

Published on 20th August 2020

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