Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Twitter Head of Public Policy for France and Russia Audrey Herblin-Stoop, meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris.


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Singed by criticism on the thorny matter of misinformation clogging his platform, then fuelling unrest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took the issue by its spiky horns, vowing to counter this ‘multi­­variable’ problem with tech, even AI. His presence at IIT Delhi certainly cheered would-be entrepreneurs, but were they satisfied with his resolve to rectify?

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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey poses for photos with IIT Delhi students, in New Delhi.

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Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey arrives for an interaction session with IIT Delhi students, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey during their meeting in New Delhi.

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Illustration by Sajith Kumar


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A woman shouts holding a banner that reads in Portuguese "We're all bleeding" as she protests the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro. The assault last Saturday came to light after several men joked about the attack online, posting graphic photos and videos of the unconscious, naked teen on Twitter.

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In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo speaks during a panel discussion at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Undisclosed- In this image made from militant video posted on the Twitter account of Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, speaks about last week's deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper. Al-Ansi confirmed in the video that his group carried out the attack to avenge cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as he called for unity among jihadi ranks and vowed more attacks on the West.


Combo: The apartment where Pro Islamic state twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas (inset) was staying in Bengaluru. Biswas was operating @shamiwitness twitter account for last many years.

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The man behind the most influential ISIS account on Twitter is found to be a Banglaore based executive identified as Mehdi Masroor Biswas.


Sonam Kapoor posted a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter with the hashtags #bestselfieever #namo #modivate #relliancefoundation

@sonamakapoor on Twitter

Britains Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London. Normally a plaque is unveiled to herald the launch of a new project, but after touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information the Queen touched a tablet screen to send her message to the world.

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Taslima Nasreen posted a picture with her boyfriend on Twitter and it said, ''My boyfriend is 20 years younger than me. It's cool.''


Wednesday, July 30 was clearly a day for collective laughter and smiles on Twitter in Turkey as hundreds of women posted pictures of themselves laughing. It wasn't just grinning for the sake of a ritual. This was a laughing in the face of the deputy prime minister, Bülent Arinç, who in a speech a couple of days before on Eid had said that women should not laugh in public. So what trended on twitter was hashtags #direnkahkaha (resist laughter) and #direnkadin (resist woman).


This image posted on a militant news Twitter account shows militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) removing part of the soil barrier on the Iraq-Syria borders and moving through it. Fresh gains by insurgents, spearheaded by fighters from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, come as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government struggles to form a coherent response after militants overran the country's second-largest city of Mosul, Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and smaller communities, as well as military and police bases — often after meeting little resistance from state security forces.


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Manoj Kureel

File Photo of Mehr Tarar a Pakistani journalist, at the centre of a controversy involving Union Minister Shashi Tharoor and his wife.

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Mahela Jayawardena came up with this extra-ordinary way of letting his Twitter followers know that @Mehlajay is his official Twitter handle.

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Twitter signage is draped on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Twitter set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering and will begin trading under the ticker symbol "TWTR" in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut.

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This screen grab shows a tweet from the compromised "60 Minutes" Twitter account, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Twitter accounts for two national CBS programs have been compromised and suspended. A CBS News spokeswoman confirmed that the tweets sent earlier in the afternoon from the "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" Twitter handles saying their accounts were compromised are correct.

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Narendra Modi versus Shashi Tharoor The Gujarat CM called the new HRD MoS’s wife his “Rs 50 crore girlfriend”. Tharoor tweeted that his wife is worth a lot more than “your imaginary 50 crores”, adding, “She is priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that.” Like so many things in Modi’s life, even his wife, Jashodhaben Modi, is little more than an allegation today.


President Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle, after she introduces him at a campaign event at the Village of East Davenport in Davenport, Iowa, on August 15, 2012. In November, this image was attached to a short message sent by Barack Obama's Twitter account, after his re-election became certain, saying simply "Four more years." The image quickly became the most re-tweeted photo in Twitter's history.

Birds Of The Twitter Flock When Narendra Modi hit a million followers on Twitter last month, there was wild cheer amongst his online supporters (never mind that it later passed that half of them were fake). Predictably, the event prompted some chintan at the Congress shivir in Surajkund where leaders insisted on “greater engagement” using social media. Well, if they need advice, the man for it is close at hand. New MoS for education Shashi Tharoor is the Indian neta with the largest following on Twitter, 1.5 million and counting. And ministerial duties haven’t hit his tweet power either. Though it’s landed him in hot soup at times—remember ‘cattle class’ travel or when he ‘favourited’ a tweet suggesting Tharoor would make a “clean sweep” of urban India votes if he was Congress PM candidate instead of “dumb” Rahul Gandhi.

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Activist of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti shout slogans against the blocking of their web-portal in Mumbai. Government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top internet expert said . The government’s interference with hundreds of websites, including some Twitter accounts, blogs and links to certain news stories began after rumours fed by gory images said to be of murdered Muslims, that were actually manipulated photos of people killed in cyclones and earthquakes, were spread to sow fear of revenge attacks. The placard reads "ban, ban, ban."

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Twitter has promised to cooperate with the government after the Prime Minister's Office complained to it about objectionable content on six accounts resembling the PMO's official account. As the government blocked the six accounts after Twitter took no action, the social networking portal has communicated to the PMO that it would be locating the "unlawful content".

Abhishek Asthana @GabbbarSingh 19540 followers Famous tweet No. of hours you spend wearing shorts in a day/no. of hours wearing trousers = work/life balance index

Jignesh Mistry

Ramesh Srivats @rameshsrivats 35798 followers Famous tweet Two weapons against corruption: Lokpal and Chappal

Nilotpal Baruah

Varun Grover @JayHind 11724 followers Famous tweet Keep army busy. Give them an IPL team of their own.

Amit Haralkar

Priyanka Sachar @twilightfairy 14913 followers Famous tweet ...markets are full of Easter eggs already. On Navratre. That’s the way the Indian cookie crumbles.

Narendra Bisht

Utsav Chakraborty @SatanBhagat 13739 followers Famous tweet ‘Night charge’ (def) Giving someone three times the fare for driving in cooler temperatures and zero traffic.

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A Pakistani TV channel was the first to use a fake picture of Osama bin Laden that had been circulating on the net for the past two years, apparently first published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a note that it was "unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not". British Daily Mail website was the first to use the photo which was soon followed by the Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites. And as always, the exposure came on Twitter, with a number of users pointing to the older photo with a simple Google search and Youtube videos showing how the morphing could easily be done are already doing the rounds.


Debangg star Sonakshi Sinha tweeted this picture on Twitter and captioned it ‘De ghumaaaaake! Hehehehahahaha.’ And when she got flak for it, she promptly tweeted: "Pak fans very upset. Jung ke maidan mein ladne se toh accha hi hai khel ke maidan mein ladein (it's better to fight in a game then in a war). I am all for love thy neighbour. Be a sport yaar."

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All a Twitter Tharoor had to apologise for tweeting he’d travel ‘cattle class...in solidarity with all our holy cows’


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A view of Indian skipper Mahendra Dhoni's fake Twitter account which is currently posted on the social networking and micro-blogging service site.

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