The $4 trillion false alarm: Frenzy over India's stellar GDP growth premature

During the much-anticipated cricket match that held the nation’s attention most of Sunday afternoon and evening, a flurry of tweets from key figures within the Modi government claimed a significant economic milestone for India—that we had crossed the $4 trillion mark in GDP. Among those who took to X (formerly Twitter) to post about it … Read more

Musk to integrate xAI startup with social media platform X

Who can use Grok? Grok is initially only available for some users in the United States. As a prerequisite, they must be subscription customers of Musk’s social media platform X, in the most expensive tier, which costs $16 (€14.90) per month in the US and €19 per month in Germany. In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, … Read more

‘Success not a club people enter through inheritance’: CRED’s Kunal Shah sparks social media debate

CRED founder Kunal Shah waded headfirst into a social media debate this week after insisting that success was not a club one could enter through inheritance. The remarks – posted on X – prompted a lengthy exchange with Pine Labs CEO Amrish Rau and several other netizens. The post has since garnered nearly 10 thousand … Read more

Flags at Half-Mast in Beijing as China Mourns Late Premier Li Keqiang

Last Updated: November 02, 2023, 09:48 IST The Chinese national flag flies at half-mast for the passing of former Chinese premier Li Keqiang, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on November 2, 2023. (AFP) China pays its respects as flags fly at half-mast in Beijing for the funeral of ex-premier Li Keqiang Flags flew at half-mast … Read more

How Israel Is Running Online Campaign To Target Hamas, Justify Gaza Bombings

New Delhi: Israel is running a hard-hitting online campaign targeting mostly Europeans with shocking images and testimonies from the attacks carried out by Hamas on October 7. Dozens of clips of burnt bodies, bereaved families, fast-cuts of screams and sirens, rescue workers and pathologists are featured on the Israeli foreign ministry’s official social media channels … Read more

X posts with misinformation ineligible for revenue share: Musk

 Posts on X that are corrected by users via Community Notes will become ineligible for ad revenue share, Elon Musk has announced. Making a slight change to creator monetisation, Musk said that any posts that are corrected by Community Notes, that empowers people on X to add notes to posts that might be misleading, “become … Read more

Antisemitic Comments Increase Across Chinese Social Media

Updated Oct. 29, 2023 2:12 pm ET As war erupts between Israel and Hamas, a wave of antisemitic comments is sweeping through China’s social media.  In recent days, searches and mentions involving the phrase “anti-Jew” skyrocketed on the Chinese app WeChat. On news stories about the Middle East turmoil, some comments have ranged from outright … Read more

Liking an obscene post not an offence: Allahabad HC

 In a significant verdict, the Allahabad High Court has held that liking an “obscene” post on social media does not constitute an offence but the act of sharing or reposting such content will lead to legal consequences. The court, in its ruling on Wednesday, explained that sharing such a post falls under the category of … Read more

‘It’s horrifying to wake up to bombs every day’: Israeli woman narrates ordeal

An Israeli make-up artist who has been diligently posting about the adversities of the ongoing war on social media, Moran Milky, spoke to India Today about the situation in the war zone. Moran’s videos have gained ample traction on social media and have been going viral. She has documented the situation of women and children … Read more