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Female Journalists In India Being Abused On Twitter

A recent story out of Delhi has the Twitterverse up in arms (thumbs? pointer fingers? whatever you type with).

Kavita Krishnan, a prominent Delhi-based women’s activist, was attacked viciously during a recent online chat on violence against women on Rediff.com, a leading news site in India.

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Indian Army Joins Twitter

This just in from New Delhi: The Indian Army has officially launched a Twitter account.

The account, which goes by the Twitter handle @adgpi, has already attracted more than 3,000 followers, with only 7 tweets (all in English).

Army sources told CNN-IBN that the handle has been in the works for some months, and the account will from this point forward be used to feature all official announcements from the Indian Army.

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Twitter Expands Into India With Five New Trending Topic Locations

Twitter is taking a keen interest in the 1.1 billion potential tweeters living in India. The company has recently expanded its local trending topic city list to include five additional Indian cities, shortly after making Twitter.com available in Hindi.
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Indian Government Asks Social Networks To Prescreen User Content Before It is Posted. All Of It.

The New York Times is reporting a rather archaic-sounding move by the Indian government: asking other big social media sites to prescreen all content that users post to remove anything “disparaging, inflammatory or defamatory…before it goes online.”
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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey: “Twitter Can’t Compete In China”

Twitter’s co-founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey says that Twitter simply can’t compete in China – but it’s not Twitter’s fault.
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