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If you’ve been surfing on @Twitter in the past 24 hrs, you know that it has been quite a day for @Meta. From takedowns of @\cringearchivist content, Meta’s controversial XCheck programme, to “censor privileges” for BJP’s Amit Malviya, we cover it all in this 🧵.1/10
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Instagram took down a video minutes after it was posted by the account, 'Superhumans of Cringetopia'. The grounds?: It violated Instagram's nudity & sexual content' guidelines.…

.@thewire_in later learnt, “from a well-placed source at Meta” that it was taken down only because it was reported by @amitmalviya, who also happens to be the president of the BJP's IT Cell.…

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The House Committee, constituted by the Andhra Pradesh (AP) State Assembly, formed to probe if the Telugu Desam Party (@JaiTDP) govt. used Pegasus, submitted its report yesterday. However, the report makes no reference to the spyware. 1/6…
Per the Committee on ‘Unlawful Interception of Communications, Data Theft & Illegal Transmission, causing infringement of citizens rights during 2016-2019’, a large volume of data was transmitted from 18 State Data Centres (SDC) servers to external & unknown servers. 2/6
Head of the committee, MLA Bhumana Karunkar Reddy, said that there was no permissible presence or reason for such “unauthorised & improper transmission of large amounts of sensitive data”, shared between Nov 30, 2018 & Mar 31, 2019, from SDC servers to external IP addresses. 3/6
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