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An influencer with soul: Who was Indo-Canadian TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur who died suddenly at 21?
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An influencer with soul: Who was Indo-Canadian TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur who died suddenly at 21?

Megha Thakur, who was born in Indore, moved to Canada when she was just an infant. After joining social media, she quickly acquired a following for her messaging on body positivity and mental health. She had more than 930,000 followers on TikTok and over 100,000 followers on Instagram

Donald Trump's talk of ending constitutional rules draws sharp rebukes from both parties
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Donald Trump's talk of ending constitutional rules draws sharp rebukes from both parties

What many saw as a bizarre proposal from a singularly unconventional former president came in his latest social media post hammering away at baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, which he lost to Joe Biden

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire
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More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

Posts about the protest were deleted immediately on China's social media, as China's Communist Party commonly does to suppress criticism

Explained: Twitter wants to diversify its revenue beyond advertising, but it's no small task
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Explained: Twitter wants to diversify its revenue beyond advertising, but it's no small task

The issue is that Twitter depends on advertising for 90 per cent of its revenue. Advertisers, on the other hand, do not necessarily need Twitter and can turn to other social networks

How the Twitter chaos has led journalists to form a new alternative
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How the Twitter chaos has led journalists to form a new alternative

Journa.host bills itself as 'a reliable home for journalists,' and it has greater ambitions than just verifying journalists’ identities

Explained: Are celebrities looking for strategies to exit Twitter?
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Explained: Are celebrities looking for strategies to exit Twitter?

For some Twitter celebrities, particularly those working in politics and crypto-finance, the potential demise of the platform under Elon Musk's erratic stewardship is a serious problem. But for many celebrities, it would not be such a great loss

The Next Big Bird in Town: Can India’s Koo succeed in replacing Twitter?
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The Next Big Bird in Town: Can India’s Koo succeed in replacing Twitter?

As Twitter sees massive turmoil with Elon Musk’s takeover, several of its users are migrating to India’s homegrown platform Koo. Founded in 2020, it has already seen over 50 million downloads this year. It was recently launched in Brazil and will be available in the US soon

Bihar: Patna municipality demolishes tea shop of female economics graduate, rebuilds after viral video
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Bihar: Patna municipality demolishes tea shop of female economics graduate, rebuilds after viral video

Recently a video of Bihar tea seller Priyanka Gupta had gone viral on social media, where she is crying and saying how her stall has been confiscated by the Patna Municipal Corporation

Dear trolls, it's you who need to have some shame for attacking Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya
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Dear trolls, it's you who need to have some shame for attacking Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya

Recently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wished her daughter Aaradhya by planting a kiss on her lips, and social media was quick enough to get toxic and unleash their vitriol and venom.

Janhvi Kapoor on her social media: 'If I look cute and five extra people like my pictures, I’ll get another brand'
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Janhvi Kapoor on her social media: 'If I look cute and five extra people like my pictures, I’ll get another brand'

In her conversation with the YouTube channel, Janhvi revealed that she has time and again been told that this divergence of the image makes it difficult for the audience to accept her in low-key no-glam roles.

As Elon Musk’s shenanigans continue, India’s own Twitter, Koo, crosses 50 million downloads in just 2 years
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As Elon Musk’s shenanigans continue, India’s own Twitter, Koo, crosses 50 million downloads in just 2 years

Koo crossed 50 million downloads in just 2 years since they launched. The Indian social media platform plans to get another 50 million by the end of 2023.

Is Vladimir Putin dying of cancer? What’s the new ‘health scare’ dogging Russian president
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Is Vladimir Putin dying of cancer? What’s the new ‘health scare’ dogging Russian president

Recent images on Twitter of Vladimir Putin’s hands have led some observers, including the UK’s former chief of defence staff, to speculate that the Russian leader might be undergoing some form of treatment. This isn’t the first time that the 70-year-old’s health has been under scrutiny

Old Vine, New Twitter: What’s the short-form video app that Elon Musk wants to revive?
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Old Vine, New Twitter: What’s the short-form video app that Elon Musk wants to revive?

The new Twitter owner wants to bring back something old. Elon Musk has asked engineers to reboot Vine, the short-form video app, which preceded TikTok and Instagram reels, and was shut down by Twitter in 2016

Explained: Elon Musk’s ‘pay for Twitter blue tick’ row
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Explained: Elon Musk’s ‘pay for Twitter blue tick’ row

The blue tick indicating a verified account may soon come for a price. Elon Musk, who took complete control of Twitter, is planning on charging people — anywhere between $4.99 and $19.99 a month — to retain their checkmark. The move has unsurprisingly angered people on the platform

Will Elon Musk kick out Twitter's many fake accounts?
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Will Elon Musk kick out Twitter's many fake accounts?

Elon Musk later cited bots as a reason to back out of buying the social media platform. Now that the billionaire has completed the deal, he's faced with the task of delivering on his promise to clean up the fake profiles that have preoccupied him and bedeviled Twitter

We have entered 5G era, have to be 10 steps ahead of crime world: PM Modi calls for smart law and order system
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We have entered 5G era, have to be 10 steps ahead of crime world: PM Modi calls for smart law and order system

PM Modi said that with 5G technology, there will be manifold improvement in facial recognition technology, automatic number plate recognition technology, drone and CCTV technology

A tech genius, social media boss, and an eccentric: The rise and rise of Elon Musk
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A tech genius, social media boss, and an eccentric: The rise and rise of Elon Musk

After revolutionising the auto industry, sending his own rocket to space — with his car on board — and building the world's biggest fortune, Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire, is the new king of social media after he took charge of Twitter

Few people support views against govt, ‘offensive’ ideas on social media: CSDS Survey
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Few people support views against govt, ‘offensive’ ideas on social media: CSDS Survey

The survey also found that even though television is the main source of news for most, newspapers and the public broadcaster Doordarshan enjoy far more trust among the people than private news channels

Kanye West to buy Parler: What is the conservative social media platform?
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Kanye West to buy Parler: What is the conservative social media platform?

Founded in 2018, Parler bills itself as a 'free speech' social network. Defined as an 'alt-tech version of Twitter', the social media platform was banned last year for certain periods by Google and Apple in the aftermath of the 6 January attack on the US Capitol

Ekta Kapoor has crossed the line: There’s difference between artistic freedom and distasteful content
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Ekta Kapoor has crossed the line: There’s difference between artistic freedom and distasteful content

There is no doubt that the content of Ekta Kapoor’s web series ‘XXX’ was objectionable and also disrespectful to a soldier, his family and the uniform