Over 2 lakh Indian accounts banned by X for promoting child exploitation and terrorism, reveals report. (Bloomberg) News 

X takes action against more than 200,000 Indian accounts for policy violations in response to increasing online content worries.

X, a company owned by Elon Musk, has released its monthly compliance report, revealing its strict measures against policy violators in India. From February 26 to March 25, the company took action by banning more than 213,000 accounts nationwide. The majority of these suspensions were due to violations such as promoting child sexual exploitation, sharing non-consensual nudity, and endorsing terrorism on the platform. Enhanced measures against harmful content The report shows a significant number of 212,627 accounts flagged and banned over a period of time for their involvement in the…

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X introduces Grok chatbot to Premium subscribers, expanding access to interactive features. (Bloomberg) News 

X increases availability of Grok chatbot for premium subscribers in response to growing competition

Social media platform X is now making xAI’s Grok chatbot available to Premium tier subscribers. In response to Elon Musk’s announcement about the service being offered to paid users, the company has specified that only Premium and Premium+ subscribers in certain regions will have access to the chatbot. Previously, Grok was exclusively available to Premium+ users, who paid either $16 per month or a $168 annual subscription fee. However, according to a report by Techcrunch, with the latest update, users who have subscribed for $8 per month can now take…

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X offers free subscriptions and blue checks to users with significant followings. (Bloomberg) News 

Big follower accounts receive free blue check from X

In a recent policy reversal, X, previously known as Twitter, announced that users with a large number of followers will now be granted a complimentary subscription and the iconic blue checkmark. Before Musk, the blue checkmark was used as a verification system for large accounts, including celebrities, institutions and journalists. But Musk saw the system as unfair to regular users and changed the blue checks to only go to paying subscribers, meaning thousands of holders were denied the feature. As of late Wednesday, some users were surprised and even angry…

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Elon Musk's X launches Community Notes in India, allowing users to fact-check tweets for misinformation. (AFP) News 

Elon Musk introduces community notes for Indian X users ahead of elections- What are they and why do they matter?

Elon Musk’s micro-blogging platform X has introduced the Community Notes program in India to address misinformation. This initiative allows users to participate in fact-checking tweets on the platform. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced the launch of Community Notes in India, a major step towards fostering a more aware and vigilant online community. The launch of this program represents a concerted effort to combat misinformation by harnessing the collective wisdom and diverse perspectives of users. “Welcome new writers to India. Our first contributors join today and we’ll expand over time. As…

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Elon Musk's X will offer premium features for free to select subscribers. (Bloomberg) News 

Elon Musk pledges exclusive features for users with more than 2500 verified followers

Elon Musk has introduced a new program designed to improve the user experience on X. In a statement, Musk announced that X users with more than 2500 verified followers will now receive Premium services at no cost. Furthermore, users with over 5000 followers will have access to the Premium+ package, also at no charge. Extended benefits for X users Under these subscription agreements, users can enjoy an ad-free browsing experience and take advantage of features such as tweet editing. In addition, Premium+ subscribers have exclusive access to GrokAI, Elon Musk’s…

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Elon Musk revealed that xAI's chatbot Grok will now be accessible to all premium subscribers of social media platform X. (Bloomberg) AI 

Musk’s xAI technology to power chatbot Grok for exclusive X premium subscribers

On Tuesday, Elon Musk announced that the chatbot Grok from the artificial intelligence startup xAI will now be available to all premium subscribers of the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter. He announced it in X publication without revealing any more details. Previously, the chatbot was only available to Premium subscribers. As more advertisers move away from the microblogging platform, the billionaire has emphasized reducing the company’s reliance on advertising and focusing on more attractive subscription plans. Earlier this month, Musk said XAI would use the open-source Grok…

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Know why Elon Musk was sued by former Twitter executives including CEO Parag Agrawal. (Bloomberg) News 

Former Twitter executives Parag Agrawal and Vijaya Gadde, along with others, file lawsuit against Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the owner of X, is facing a lawsuit from four former Twitter executives for allegedly failing to pay $128 million in severance payments and other grievances. The executives, including Twitter’s former CEO and CFO, claim they were unjustly fired without cause. The lawsuit also addresses Musk’s involvement in the rebranding of Twitter to X. Read on for further details on this shocking development. Musk is being sued by former executives According to the AP report, the reason for the lawsuit is that they were terminated without explanation on…

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Know all about the new X live videos feature in Spaces. (REUTERS) Space 

Discover the new feature on Spaces: Live videos now available! Learn more about how it works and what it’s all about.

X has been introducing a variety of new features in recent months in an effort to transform the platform beyond just a microblogging site. With the support of billionaire Elon Musk, the app has been striving to remain appealing to users. The latest addition is the live video feature in Spaces, allowing hosts to activate video during chat sessions with a simple button. While there were rumors of Periscope making a return, the live video in Spaces offers a unique experience. Learn more about X’s new live video feature. X…

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Yulia Navalnaya accused Putin of killing her husband on X before her account was briefly suspended. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk’s X Temporarily Blocks Account of Alexey Navalny’s Widow from Platform

Yulia Navalnaya’s access to Elon Musk’s X social-media platform was temporarily restricted following her public accusations against Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the death of her husband, opposition leader Alexey Navalny. In a video posted on her X account, Navalnaya accused Putin of being responsible for Navalny’s death in a Russian prison colony. She also declared her intention to assume the role of opposition leader following her husband’s passing. On Tuesday, his profile page displayed an “account suspended” message and an explanation that the service freezes accounts that violate the…

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Elon Musk-owned X banned a total of 2,31,215 accounts in India for violating its policies between December 26 and January 25. News 

Elon Musk’s X Platform Bans More Than 200,000 Accounts in India for Sharing Inappropriate Content

Elon Musk-led X Corp banned a record 2,31,215 accounts in India between December 26 and January 25, mainly for promoting child sexual abuse and non-consensual nudity. The microblogging platform, which is going through a storm under Musk, also shut down 1,945 accounts for promoting terrorism on its platform in the country. In total, X banned 2,33,160 accounts in the country in the reporting period. In its monthly report under the new IT rules 2021, X said it received 2,525 complaints from users in India during the same period through the…

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X has seen a tsunami of falsehoods about the ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. (AFP) News 

Influencers are profiting from spreading misinformation on Elon Musk’s X.

In the Middle East conflict, influencers on X are making money by spreading false information, taking advantage of the platform’s controversial policies that prioritize user engagement rather than factual accuracy. Following Elon Musk’s eventful acquisition of X (previously known as Twitter) in 2022, the platform has reinstated numerous previously banned accounts and implemented a paid verification system, which critics argue has given a boost to conspiracy theorists. X also implemented an ad revenue sharing program for verified users, who often sell hateful and false information to profit from the platform.…

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Since Musk acquired the company formerly known as Twitter in 2022, the billionaire has been criticized for his own controversial posts and his efforts to overhaul the platform’s content moderation policies. News 

Details of Elon Musk’s X’s Ambitious Content Moderation Plans Unveiled

Social media company X is hiring 100 content moderators for a new office in Austin, Texas, focused on combating child abuse content. It hopes to achieve the goal by the end of the year, X’s director said on Saturday. The Elon Musk-owned company unveiled a new “Trust and Safety Center of Excellence” ahead of a Jan. 31 US Senate hearing on online child sexual abuse. X CEO Linda Yaccarino is scheduled to testify along with the CEOs of Meta Platforms, Snap, TikTok and Discord. “The team is being built right…

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X (Twitter) users on iOS can now log in using Passkeys, enabling quick and secure login. Here's what you need to know. News 

iPhone Users Can Now Enjoy Quick and Secure Login with X’s ‘Passkeys’ Support

Elon Musk-run X has added support for “passwords” as a login option for iOS users in the US. “Today, we’re excited to launch Passkeys as a sign-in option for our US iOS users,” the company announced at X on Tuesday. “Password is a new, easy-to-use and secure way to log into your account – all from your device. Passwords are more secure than traditional passwords because your device generates them separately for each account,” it added. According to the company, passwords provide a stronger level of protection for your account…

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Elon Musk-owned X (formerly Twitter) said that it has fixed the bug that mislabeled posts as "sensitive content." Here's the full story. News 

X Resolves Issue of Misclassifying Posts as ‘Sensitive Media’

Elon Musk-run X said Monday that it has fixed a bug that caused the platform to incorrectly label several posts as “Sensitive Media.” According to the company, the vulnerability in its system affected several genuine accounts. “An error in our system caused X to incorrectly mark several messages as sensitive media,” the company wrote. “We have fixed the underlying issue and are now working to remove tags from affected posts, it added. Musk also said that “the X spam/spoof bot accidentally tagged many legitimate accounts,” which the company fixed. One…

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Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s new AI startup has raised 30 million in funding. (REUTERS) AI 

Parag Agrawal, former Twitter CEO, returns with AI startup and secures $30 million in funding from Khosla Ventures.

Twitter, now known as X, has undergone significant changes in recent years. In 2021, CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down and was succeeded by CTO Parag Agrawal. However, Agrawal’s time at the helm was short-lived, as Elon Musk, the billionaire, took control of the microblogging platform just a year later. This resulted in a mass departure of employees from the company. Since then, X has introduced new features and undergone a complete rebranding. Meanwhile, there was little information available about the future of ousted CEO Parag Agrawal. However, that has changed…

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The partnerships are aimed at adding legitimacy to X’s renewed push into video, which has been a focus of owner Elon Musk. (AFP) News 

X, owned by Elon Musk, reveals video featuring Don Lemon and Tulsi Gabbard

X, the social media platform previously identified as Twitter, has revealed a lineup of fresh video shows, one of which involves a collaboration with former CNN anchor Don Lemon. Lemon is set to be the host of a 30-minute program titled “The Don Lemon Show,” which will be broadcasted exclusively on X three times a week, marking its premiere on the platform. X will also share new shows from sports radio commentator and former ESPN star Jim Rome and former US representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. The Rome show…

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In a shocking development, The New Republic crowned X owner Elon Musk as ‘The Scoundrel of the Year’. Check shocking details. (REUTERS) News 

Elon Musk, owner of X, labeled ‘Scoundrel of the Year’ by New Republic, accused of being ‘evil’ and ‘deeply hateful’

Elon Musk, the owner of X, has been named ‘The Scoundrel of the Year’ by the American magazine, the New Republic, in a surprising turn of events. The magazine extensively detailed the billionaire’s actions and choices throughout 2023, which ultimately led to him receiving this controversial award. The New Republic did not hold back in their criticism, using strong language to describe Musk and stating that he demonstrated both evil and foolish behavior. This recognition follows Musk’s recent controversy involving anti-semitic comments posted on X, resulting in numerous advertisers boycotting…

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A US federal court ruled that Twitter (now X) violated contracts by failing to pay annual performance bonuses promised to its workers. (REUTERS) News 

US court determines Twitter violated contract by not paying annual performance bonuses

On Friday, a federal court in the United States declared that Twitter, now known as X, breached contracts by not fulfilling its verbal commitment to provide annual performance bonuses to its employees. Former employer Mark Schobinger filed a breach of contract lawsuit in June. According to the lawsuit, Twitter had promised employees a performance bonus for 2022 if they stayed with the company until the last possible payment date, which was the first quarter of this year. The court rejected Twitter’s attempts to have the case dismissed, ruling that Schobinger’s…

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As many as 81000 people have reported problems while accessing Elon Musk's X, as per downdetector.com. (AFP) News 

Elon Musk’s platform experiences outage, causing ‘TwitterDown’ to trend and leaving thousands with empty timelines.

Elon Musk’s X experienced a decline as numerous users encountered difficulties accessing their timelines on the microblogging platform. Frustrated users resorted to expressing their grievances on alternative social media platforms due to their inability to utilize X. According to Downdetector.com, the problem emerged at around 10:50 AM IST, resulting in over 81,000 reports of Twitter inaccessibility by approximately 12:20 AM IST. The issue has affected users worldwide, indicating its widespread nature. X outage Downdetector, which tracks outages by aggregating status reports from multiple sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform,…

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