Netizens were left perplexed after a picture of boxes containing cow urine, available in different flavors, started making rounds on Twitter. Named 'Gauamrut', the two 250-ml boxes featured flavors of orange and pineapple while one was described as 'pure'. However, details of the origin and existence of these products remains unverified. In 2018, tulsi and elaichi flavored cow urine had hit the Delhi markets.
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Hollywood star Gal Gadot has become a subject to criticism after her statement terming the Israel-Palestine issue as a "vicious cycle" going on for too long. A section of netizens called her statement as a "propaganda" tool favouring Israel. She was also targetted for having pro-Israel stance as she had served as an Israeli Defence Forces fighter. However, she later disabled comments on her both Twitter and Instagram posts.
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The Maharashtra government on May 12 allotted Rs 6 crore to an agency handling Deputy CM, Ajit Pawar's social media accounts. Reportedly, the external agency will handle all his accounts including Facebook, Blogger, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, and Telegram. Aiming to spread the decisions of Dy-CM Ajit Pawar to common people, the order cited lack of professionalism and competence of Directorate General of Information and Public Relation… read-more
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced to have donated over Rs 110 ($15mn) crore to help India in the COVID-19 crisis. The donation have been split among three NGOs - Care ($10mn), Aid India ($2.5mn) and Sewa International USA ($2.5mn). All the three NGOs will be jointly working to set up temporary COVID care centres, provide oxygen and other medical supplies along with reaching out to marginalized communities.
Microblogging platform Twitter has launched a new 'Tip-Jar' feature, which will enable users to send money to their favourite accounts. The Tip Jar feature, however, will enable only a few creators, journalists, experts and non-profit organisations to receive money but anyone using Twitter can send it. In a statement on May 7, Twitter stated that the feature will be expanded to more people and languages soon.
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Fashion designers Anand Bhushan and Rimzim Dadu have cut ties with actress Kangana Ranaut and removed her photos from their brand collaborations. Citing the recent Twitter controversy, Anand said that his brand does not support any kind of hate speech and he will not associate with Kangana in future. Actress Sona Mahpatra and Richa Chaddha also lauded Anand’s move. Recently, Twitter permanently suspended Kangana's account for violating the… read-more
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India's microblogging app Koo has invited Kangana Ranaut to the platform to express her opinions with "sense of pride" after the actress' Twitter account was suspended on May 4. With the invitation, the app shared Kangana's earlier note where she had said, "bhade ka ghar bhade ka hota hai, apna ghar kaisa bhi ho apna hota hai", referring to the indigenous Koo. Kangana's Twitter account was suspended over alleged rule-violation.
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Twitter India has permanently suspended actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account from its website on May 4. Reportedly, following the post Bengal election counting violence, Kangana made a provoking tweet by urging PM Narendra Modi to tame Mamata Banerjee using his ‘Virat roop’ from ‘early 2000s’. Citing 'hateful conduct and abusive behavior' the microblogging site said 'you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone.'
The US government on April 27 showed disapproval towards India's decision of censoring social media contents that were critical of the Centre's response to the COVID-19 crisis. The US stated, "That certainly wouldn't be aligned with our view of freedom of speech around the world". As of now, both Twitter and Facebook have removed over 100 such posts and URLs, including those from prominent figures, opposition leaders, journalists and… read-more
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Newly-appointed Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on April 26 filed a complaint over a fake Twitter account which was tweeting on his behalf. Notably, the CJI has already declared that he does not have any social media account. Reportedly, the account tweeted, "Due to Ajit Doval's diplomacy, the US decided to supply raw materials to India." However, the tweet has now been deleted as the account has been suspended.