Twitter India Summoned to Appear Before DCW on September 26 Over Objections Content

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has summoned Twitter India and Delhi Police officials over alleged videos of child pornography and rape being shared on the social media platform. DCW took suo moto cognizance of several alleged tweets on the social media platform Twitter displaying child pornography. “Videos of child…

Elon Musk Reportedly Adds Whistleblower Payment as New Reason for Termination of $44 Billion Twitter Deal

Elon Musk has found another reason to end his $44 billion (nearly Rs. 3,50,000 crore) takeover deal with Twitter. A latest report suggests that the billionaire sent a new termination letter to the social media company, adding the alleged payment made by Twitter to a whistleblower to the list of…

Disney Found Substantial Number of Twitter Users Fake in 2016, Says Former CEO Bob Iger

Disney had purportedly weighed the option of purchasing Twitter back in 2016, revealed former Disney CEO Bob Iger while speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday. Iger claimed that Disney discovered, with the help of Twitter, that a ‘substantial portion’ of Twitter’s user base consisted of…

Elon Musk Subpoenas Twitter Whistleblower; Seeks Information on Bots, Security

Elon Musk has subpoenaed a Twitter whistleblower in his ongoing legal battle with the social media platform to end the $44 billion (nearly Rs. 3,51,300) buyout agreement, according to a recent court filing. The SpaceX and Tesla head has sought documents and information on the Twitter’s spam accounts and alleged…

Hedge Fund Elliott Sold Twitter Stock Before Elon Musk’s Takeover Negotiations

Elliott Management, the hedge fund that pushed for big changes at Twitter two years ago, exited the stock during the second quarter, soon after Elon Musk announced plans to buy the social media company, a regulatory filing shows. The filing on Monday, showed that Elliott no longer owned any common…

Google Asked to Block Banned Groups, Organisations From YouTube in Nigeria

Nigeria asked Google to block the use of YouTube channels and livestreams by banned groups and terrorist organisations in the country, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Thursday. Nigeria has been exploring ways to regulate social media usage in the country, Africa’s most populous. The country is home to millions…

Elon Musk Countersues Twitter Under Seal in $44 Billion Acquisition Deal

Elon Musk countersued Twitter on Friday, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44 billion (roughly Rs. 3.5 lakh crore) purchase, although the lawsuit was filed confidentially. While the 164-page document was not publicly available, under court rules a redacted version…

Tesla Received Second Subpoena From US SEC Over Elon Musk’s 2018 Go-Private Tweets

Tesla has received a second subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its Chief Executive Elon Musk’s tweets in 2018 about taking the company private, the electric automaker disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday. The company said it received the subpoena on June 13 and will cooperate…

India’s Proposed IT Rules, Panel Formation for Content Moderation Decisions Concern US Tech Giants

US lobby groups representing Facebook and Twitter are concerned India’s plan to form a government panel to hear appeals against content moderation decisions could lack independence, documents seen by Reuters show. The proposed policy change is the latest flashpoint between India and technology giants which have for years said stricter…