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Twitter Co-Founder to Invest in Kochi-Based Start-up

Twitter co-founder and Angel investor Biz Stone on Friday said he would be investing in Sieve

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A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

Twitter co-founder and Angel investor Biz Stone on Friday said he would be investing in a Kochi-based start-up, Sieve.

Stone said this through a video conference while addressing Huddle Kerala 2019, a start-up meeting held here.

Founded by Sanjay Nediyara, a hearing-impaired entrepreneur, Sieve is a complete platform for freelancers and agencies that provide the infrastructure from websites to digital signatures and all way up to invoicing and payment management.

The company currently serves in the US market and will soon be expanding to Europe.

Stone said he has used the product of Sieve as a freelancer.

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Stone said this through a video conference while addressing Huddle Kerala 2019, a start-up meeting held here. Pixabay

“As an Angel, I consider the person first and the product second. I find Sanjay a dedicated, empathetic and extremely hardworking individual,” said Stone in his video address.

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He, however, did not divulge his quantum of investment. (IANS)

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Pakistan Pushes Cyber Warfare Against India on Twitter

Using network analysis, research team discovered there was a significant level of activity from Pakistan related to #GoBackModi

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Pakistan aggressively ups sinister propaganda against India on Twitter. Pixabay

Pakistan is aggressively pushing sinister propaganda against India via ramping up cyber warfare on Twitter, a new report said on Monday.

According to tech startup Logically AI, unscrupulous agents from Pakistan spread misinformation via #GobackModi campaign on Twitter during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Chennai.

Using network analysis, the research team discovered there was a significant level of activity from Pakistan related to #GoBackModi.

This involved Pakistan-based accounts posing as Tamil and Marathi accounts, and accounts along with bots engaging with authentic tweets to boost their engagement.

“Social media has become a hotbed for spreading ‘fake news’. These accounts are generally operated through fake profiles created cross borders. The primary objective to spread misinformation and disinformation through these accounts is to disturb the civil discourse,” Lyric Jain, Founder of Logically, said in a statement.

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Regarding Cyber Warfare, Twitter said that the company is committed to the principles of openness, transparency and impartiality and no one is above its rules. Pixabay

“This is the second instance where Logically was able to discover fake accounts that trace back to Pakistani IP addresses. Prior to this, during general elections, we had busted fake news and accounts which also originated from China and Pakistan,” Jain added.

According to Twitter, the company is committed to the principles of openness, transparency and impartiality and no one is above its rules.

“We enforce our policies judiciously and impartially for all individuals — regardless of their political beliefs, professional position or background,” a Twitter spokesperson told IANS.

Giving a befitting reply to Pakistan’s cyber warfare, Netizens in India trended “DontGoBackModi” as the Prime Minister met Jinping in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram.

Earlier in August, Pakistan admitted that 333 Twitter accounts were suspended for writing on Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

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After Pakistan’s request, Twitter agreed to alert the Pakistan government before it suspends official accounts. Pixabay

The handles were suspended by Twitter following the objection by the Indian authorities in view of false and provocative content being disseminated through the accounts.

Pakistan’s Dawn reported in August that some 200 Twitter accounts were suspended for apparently posting about Kashmir. The claim came from journalists, activists, government officials and fans of the military tweeting.

After Pakistan’s request, Twitter agreed to alert the Pakistan government before it suspends official accounts.

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After abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution from Jammu & Kashmir on August 5, The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), public relations wing of the Pakistan armed forces, began spreading fake news related to Kashmir and sow seeds of discord among security forces and fuel hatred among citizens in India. (IANS)