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Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal
The move is effective immediately, although Dorsey will stay on Twitter’s board until his term expires in 2022.
29 Nov 2021
India using cyber-volunteers to silence critical voices: Report
Government invites citizen volunteers to flag ‘anti-national’ content as activists fear creation of surveillance state.
29 Nov 2021
Days after its IPO, investors still question Paytm valuations
Over the weekend, Paytm parent reported its first financial results as a public company and saw losses widening.
29 Nov 2021
‘My greatest challenge is ‘the virus of the mind’, the infodemic’
Taiwan’s Digital Minister tells Al Jazeera that openness is key to ensuring misinformation does not morph into hatred.
23 Nov 2021
China slams ‘irresponsible’ UN comments on jailed journalist
UN, rights groups have urged Beijing to release Zhang Zhan, who was jailed for her coverage of China’s COVID-19 response.
20 Nov 2021
Instagram investigated by US states over impact on kids
The probe involves at least nine states and comes as Facebook is under scrutiny over its approach to children.
18 Nov 2021
Edouard, Ferland Mendy slam media mix-ups with accused Benjamin
Footballers complain about media using their images to accompany stories about Benjamin Mendy, who is accused of rape.
18 Nov 2021
From: The Listening Post
Hate speech and misinformation in Ethiopia’s war
As Ethiopia’s conflict escalates, so does the information war. Plus challenges for Poland’s most watched news channel.
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13 Nov 2021
Poll toll: Musk sells $5bn of Tesla stock after Twitter survey
Tesla shares tumbled 16% on Monday and Tuesday after Musk’s Twitter followers voted for him to sell shares.
11 Nov 2021
China’s technology giants expect a slump in profits
With Beijing reasserting control over its once-freewheeling internet sector, technology giants are seeing slower growth.
9 Nov 2021
Trump-tied SPAC seeks Wall Street support
The blank-cheque company already won the support of retail traders who sent the stock up almost 500 percent last month.
8 Nov 2021
Tesla tumbles after Musk Twitter poll on selling 10% of his stake
A majority of Elon Musk’s 3.5 million followers on Twitter said they’d support him selling 10% of his stake in Tesla.
8 Nov 2021
SoftBank’s Vision Fund sees record loss
The plunging value of some of its blockbuster IPOs and a tech sector crackdown by China has led to a record loss.
8 Nov 2021
India: Terror cases over social media posts on Tripura violence
Police charge over 100 social media accounts under UAPA and other laws for posting on last month’s religious violence.
8 Nov 2021
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