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India asks Twitter to take down tweets critical of its COVID-19 strategy

e Indian government asked social media platform Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by local lawmakers, that were critical of India’s handling of the COVID-...

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ByteDance says India’s freeze on bank accounts is harassment

ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a fil...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

One billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India’

India is said to be offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assem...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

ByteDance says it is ‘bleeding’ due to India bank account freeze

An Indian court has granted no relief to the developer of TikTok in a case where the company challenged the local tax authority’s decision to block its Indian bank accounts, ...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

Facebook Inc said it was taking steps to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world’s biggest democracy started its months-long multi-phase elections in four...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

India blocks bank accounts of ByteDance, company mounts challenge

Indian authorities have blocked at least two of ByteDance’s bank accounts for alleged tax evasion, prompting it to ask a court to quash the directive that it fears will hit i...

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India says streaming platforms should be held responsible for content

India’s technology minister has said video streaming services have to be “responsible and accountable” for their shows and movies, defending rules introduced last...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

India antitrust watchdog orders probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

India’s competition watchdog has ordered a probe into a WhatsApp privacy policy update, saying the Facebook-owned messaging service had breached antitrust laws.

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia chides Twitter for slow deletion of banned content

Russia’s communications watchdog accused Twitter on Tuesday of deleting banned content too slowly in the latest dispute between a major government and Big Tech.

Platform News: Google movements

Google payments chief quits after 15 years at company

Caesar Sengupta, the head of the search platforms payment initiatives, announced on Monday that he was leaving the company next month, after 15 years.

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

WhatsApp hires Amazon Pay’s Mahatme to lead India payments

WhatsApp has hired a top Amazon executive to head its payments business in India, two sources told journalists, as the messenger service gears up to expand in the booming sector.

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

Bitcoin falls after weekend record high as India considers a ban

Bitcoin dropped on Monday, falling from a record high above $60,000 over the weekend, as investors digested a potential ban from India on cryptocurrencies.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

India likely to block Huawei Technologies over security fears

India is likely to block its mobile carriers from using telecom equipment made by China’s Huawei, two government officials said, under procurement rules due to come into forc...

Platform News: Facebook

Russia rebukes Facebook for blocking some media posts

Russia has accused Facebook of violating its citizens’ rights by blocking some media outlets’ content in the latest standoff between a government and the ‘Big Tec...