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Twitter is an American microblogging-style social networking platform where users can post messages called "tweets" and interact with the community by liking, retweeting, and sharing tweets. Users who haven't signed up can only read tweets and not interact with them. Interestingly, prior to April 2020, Twitter could also be accessed via SMS. Now, it is a mobile-centric application that can be accessed on a website as well. It is called a microblogging platform because the length of tweets was originally restricted to 140 characters. In 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters. Time-limited audio and video tweets can also be posted. Further, Twitter has earned notoriety as a microblogging service because most tweets are written by a small minority of users. As of 2019, Twitter boasted 330 million monthly active users. Following the viral success of the audio-based social networking app Clubhouse, Twitter launched a rival service known as Twitter Spaces where users could create audio-based discussion rooms called "spaces". In this format, the host and few speakers can host discussions and address several listeners. Monetization options for creators are also available on Spaces and the Twitter app.

#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'

10 Jul 2021

Entertainment
#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's upcoming movie starring Farhan Akhtar Toofaan is touted to be a sports flick, chronicling the life of national-level boxer Aziz Ali.

Twitter is welcoming feedback on four new privacy-centric concept features

08 Jul 2021

Technology
Twitter is welcoming feedback on four new privacy-centric concept features

Despite losing its legal shield in India, Twitter continues to consistently add new features to its arsenal. A Twitter executive has detailed multiple privacy and user discovery-related feature concepts, some of which may materialize if Twitter receives positive feedback.

Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

08 Jul 2021

India
Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case

The Delhi High Court today slammed self-described activist Saket Gokhale for putting out allegedly defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.

Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court

08 Jul 2021

India
Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court

Twitter today informed the Delhi High Court that it needs eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, in compliance with the Indian government's new Information Technology rules.

Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister

08 Jul 2021

Politics
Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister

India saw a flurry of resignations from some of the top jobs in the country on Wednesday.

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment

08 Jul 2021

Business
Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment

On Wednesday, former US President Donald Trump announced that he will move court against Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs.

Film being made on Pinki Pramanik, thanks to Ashoke Pandit

07 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Film being made on Pinki Pramanik, thanks to Ashoke Pandit

Director/producer Ashoke Pandit announced that he has bagged the rights of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik's story.

Twitter MD says would appear before police on one condition

06 Jul 2021

India
Twitter MD says would appear before police on one condition

Manish Maheshwari, the chief of Twitter's India operations, has told the Karnataka High Court he is ready to appear before the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the Ghaziabad assault video case, on one condition.

Police notice to Twitter's ex-grievance officer in Ghaziabad assault case

06 Jul 2021

India
Police notice to Twitter's ex-grievance officer in Ghaziabad assault case

The Ghaziabad Police has sent a notice to Twitter's former grievance officer in India, Dharmendra Chatur, in connection with the Loni assault video case.

Dilip Kumar's health is improving: Saira Banu

06 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Dilip Kumar's health is improving: Saira Banu

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Mumbai, has shown improvement in his health, his wife Saira Banu said late on Monday night.

IT Rules law of the land; Twitter must comply: Centre

05 Jul 2021

India
IT Rules law of the land; Twitter must comply: Centre

Twitter needs to "mandatorily" comply with the new IT Rules, which are the "law of the land," the central government told the Delhi High Court.

'Friendship': Makers release new poster on star Harbhajan Singh's birthday

04 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Friendship': Makers release new poster on star Harbhajan Singh's birthday

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is warming up to impress fans with his first major role in the Tamil movie Friendship soon.

Will 'Bell Bottom' finally end up being an OTT release?

04 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Will 'Bell Bottom' finally end up being an OTT release?

Clouds of uncertainty around the release of Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom are far from clearing out.

Despite rare emotional-plea, court retains Britney Spears's father as conservator

01 Jul 2021

Entertainment
Despite rare emotional-plea, court retains Britney Spears's father as conservator

Hopes of getting free remained elusive for pop star Britney Spears as a Los Angeles judge retained her father, Jamie Spears, as the conservator.

UP: Twitter India MD booked over distorted map of India

29 Jun 2021

India
UP: Twitter India MD booked over distorted map of India

An FIR has been filed against Twitter India Managing Director (MD) Manish Maheshwari in Uttar Pradesh over a distorted Indian map showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

28 Jun 2021

India
Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

The Twitter website is carrying a wrong map of India, showing the northernmost union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

Twitter's grievance officer quits within weeks amid row with Centre

28 Jun 2021

Business
Twitter's grievance officer quits within weeks amid row with Centre

Twitter's interim grievance officer has reportedly resigned, causing more trouble for the microblogging platform that has been at odds with the Indian government.

Alia becomes emotional as 'Gangubai' shoot concludes after two years

27 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Alia becomes emotional as 'Gangubai' shoot concludes after two years

A long journey has come to an end for actress Alia Bhatt as the Raazi star completed the shoot for her upcoming ambitious project Gangubai Kathiawadi on Sunday.

Baba Sehgal's Hindi version of 'Senorita' is hilarious yet catchy

27 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Baba Sehgal's Hindi version of 'Senorita' is hilarious yet catchy

Baba Sehgal is what you need this weekend!

Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

25 Jun 2021

India
Why Twitter temporarily blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's account

Triggering a fresh controversy, microblogging platform Twitter on Friday blocked Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad's account allegedly over complaints of violation of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

First look of Akshay Kumar, Nupur Sanon's 'Filhaal 2' released

24 Jun 2021

Entertainment
First look of Akshay Kumar, Nupur Sanon's 'Filhaal 2' released

Akshay Kumar made his music video debut with Filhall, alongside Nupur Sanon in 2019.

Twitter India MD gets relief from court in Ghaziabad case

24 Jun 2021

India
Twitter India MD gets relief from court in Ghaziabad case

Manish Maheshwari, the Managing Director of Twitter's India operations, has been granted interim protection from arrest by the Karnataka High Court in connection with tweets about the alleged assault of an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad.

Twitter welcoming applications for testing new Ticketed Spaces, Super Follows

23 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter welcoming applications for testing new Ticketed Spaces, Super Follows

Popular microblogging platform Twitter recently stopped accepting applications for the prestigious account verification process. However, it has now begun welcoming applications for Super Follows subscriptions and Ticketed Spaces.

Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra dies due to COVID-19 complications

20 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra dies due to COVID-19 complications

Popular Odia singer Tapu Mishra, who worked prolifically in the playback industry, passed away on Saturday due to post-COVID-19 complications, said reports.

Rahul Gandhi turns 51, won't celebrate considering pandemic

19 Jun 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi turns 51, won't celebrate considering pandemic

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday turned 51 with party leaders and workers wishing him on his birthday, which he has decided not to celebrate in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

18 Jun 2021

India
Indian laws supreme, not your policies: Parliamentary panel tells Twitter

Twitter officials on Friday deposed before a Parliamentary panel over the prevention of misuse of the microblogging platform.

Twitter row: Congress says PM wants to suppress people's voice

18 Jun 2021

Politics
Twitter row: Congress says PM wants to suppress people's voice

The Congress on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to suppress the voice of 140 crore Indians and does not want them to say anything against him and his government.

UP Police sends notice to Twitter over Ghaziabad assault video

18 Jun 2021

India
UP Police sends notice to Twitter over Ghaziabad assault video

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sent a legal notice to Twitter's India head for allegedly "provoking communal unrest" in the recent case involving an assault on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad near Delhi.

#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister

17 Jun 2021

India
#ITRules: All WhatsApp messages will not be decrypted, says minister

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government does not want all WhatsApp messages decrypted.

#LetsRakita: Ahead of 'Jagame Thandhiram' release, here's a round up

17 Jun 2021

Entertainment
#LetsRakita: Ahead of 'Jagame Thandhiram' release, here's a round up

Tamil superstar Dhanush is all set to charm viewers in his "original gangster" avatar Suruli in Jagame Thandhiram.

Loni case: Complaints registered against Swara Bhasker in Delhi, UP

17 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Loni case: Complaints registered against Swara Bhasker in Delhi, UP

Two complaints have been lodged against Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh yesterday in connection to the Ghaziabad assault video, as per reports.

Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

17 Jun 2021

India
Complaint against Swara Bhasker, Twitter over posts on Ghaziabad assault

A police complaint has been lodged against film actor Swara Bhasker and Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari, among others, in connection with tweets about the recent attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

17 Jun 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.

'Deliberate defiance': Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter losing legal safety

16 Jun 2021

India
'Deliberate defiance': Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter losing legal safety

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, today launched an attack on Twitter for failing to comply with the new IT rules yet.

FIR against Twitter, journalists over posts about Muslim man's assault

16 Jun 2021

India
FIR against Twitter, journalists over posts about Muslim man's assault

The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed a First Information Report against Twitter, news website The Wire, and seven others in connection with their posts on assault of an elderly Muslim man there, reports say.

Twitter loses legal shield in India over non-compliance of rules

16 Jun 2021

Business
Twitter loses legal shield in India over non-compliance of rules

Twitter has lost indemnity in India for failing to comply with the new IT rules on time, implying the company no longer enjoys legal protection from prosecution over posts from its users.

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

16 Jun 2021

Business
Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

Twitter is developing tools to unmention yourself from others' tweets

15 Jun 2021

Technology
Twitter is developing tools to unmention yourself from others' tweets

Remember how Twitter rolled out a feature so you could limit the number of replies on your tweet? Now, the microblogging platform is reportedly exploring a similar tool which can help you unmention yourself from others' tweets.

Wait is over! Wear your 'Bell Bottom' on July 27

15 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Wait is over! Wear your 'Bell Bottom' on July 27

Akshay Kumar's espionage period drama Bell Bottom is headed for a theatrical release, and makers just announced its release date.

'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?

14 Jun 2021

Entertainment
'Naagin-2' actor Rohan Gandotra lost projects for low social-media presence?

Social media platforms can bridge the gap between celebrities and fans, helping them to interact openly.

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