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In a fresh video released by Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan of Indian Air Force who was captured alive by the Pakistani Army, and then released days later, can be heard saying, “what is happening to Kashmiris is not known to common people, we must act with sensibility over the issue.” Abhinandan is heard calling for peace between the two South Asian nuclear powers in the fresh video. “We can live in peace, the Pakistani Army…

According to the new guidelines by the Government of India, Social media platforms are welcome to do business in India but they need to follow the Constitution and the laws of India. The new rules establish a “soft-touch self-regulatory architecture and a Code of Ethics and three tier grievance redressal mechanism for news publishers and OTT Platforms and digital media”. “An intermediary upon receiving actual knowledge in the form of an order by a court or…

Government of India reportedly pitching ‘Koo’ as an alternative to Twitter In response to a non-compliance notice from the Government of India, Twitter on Wednesday issued an update with a list of actions it has taken as a result of the blocking orders by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act).  The government of India had served an order to twitter to block handles it alleged…

The Indian government has sent a fresh notice to Twitter in less than 10 days, directing it to block 1,178 more accounts believed to be ‘linked to the Khalistan sympathisers and those backed by Pakistan as well’. According to sources, the new notice was sent to Twitter on Thursday last week and the company was yet to comply with the directions. Earlier this month, the IT ministry had asked the micro-blogging platform to block 257…

New Delhi: Some tweets of actor Kangana Ranaut were deleted today by Twitter, which said the posts were in violation of the platform’s rules on hate speech. Two tweets by the actor have been deleted in the last two hours, both related to the farmer protests and the backlash on the world stage after tweets by international celebrities. “We have taken action on Tweets that were in violation of the Twitter Rules in line with…

The government of India has sent a notice to Twitter for restoring a number of accounts, posting in support of the farmers’ protests, despite the IT Ministry directive and warned of consequences “of non-compliance of directions issued under section 69A of the Act”. Earlier, nearly 100 Twitter accounts and 150 tweets, belonging to various individuals, groups and media organisations from all spheres were withheld by the social media site in response to legal demands on…

New Delhi: Days after social media platform Whatsapp updated its terms of service allowing Facebook and its subsidiaries to collect user data including phone numbers and locations, the Facebook-owned messaging service has issued yet another clarification. In a statement, the social media giant has said the change in its recently revised policy “does not affect the privacy of messages with friends or family”. “Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp”.…