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Twitter pushes down PM Modi’s hashtag #IndiaSupportsCAA

The explanation on the Twitter support page is not convincing; not all hashtags appearing above #IndiaSupportsCAA qualify as ‘breaking news’

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Payal Rohatgi jailed after 8th lapse of judgement on Twitter

Some of the claims the actress and reality TV performer made on Twitter are indeed popular in right-wing social media circles, leading them to their embarrassment often

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WhatsApp has a new feature: Scheduled deletion of messages

The WhatsApp 2.19.348 version for an Android phone and 2.19.120 for an iPhone have these features and a lot more, visible only to admins

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India Social Media

Aadhaar-Facebook profile link: SC notice to govt, social media

The bench said the hearing in cases related to the linkage of social media user profiles with 12-digit Aadhaar number, the Biometric Unique Identity, pending before the Madras High Court will continue but no final order will be passed

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PM Modi, Lata Mangeshkar pay tribute to composer Khayyam

The 92-year-old composer, best known for his music in classic films such as Kabhi Kabhie and Umrao Jaan, passed away after prolonged illnesses at a hospital here on Monday

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Twitter, Facebook used by China against Hong Kong protests

“Based on our intensive investigations, we have reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated state-backed operation,” Twitter said

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Social media pressured to fight misinformation about vaccines

Social media companies have struggled to combat fake news of all sorts, from political propaganda to bogus warnings about vaccines such as MMR for measles, mumps, and rubella

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BJP suspends 2 leaders from Kullu for their ‘obscene’ video

The two leaders, who were associated with the Kullu district unit of the BJP and the party’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), have been suspended, State BJP Vice President Ganesh Dutt said

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‘Nehru on the moon’ after INC stakes claim to Chandrayaan-2

Twitterati poked fun at the INC, accusing it of claiming credit for ‘almost everything’; they slammed the party and posted memes of the first prime minister

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World Emoji Day: What, when, why, where, who, how

Founder of Emojipedia Jeremy Burge hit upon the idea of World Emoji Day in 2014 ‘based on the way the calendar emoji is shown on iPhones’; here’s more: