Social media’s election plan: Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp want to bring transparency

She’s Twittersphere’s newest star. Last week, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined Twitter and within 24 hours, racked up 160,000 followers. Of course, Priyanka’s nowhere near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 45-million-plus followers. But she and former Uttar Pradesh chief Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo who’s another Twitter newcomer, are notching up Twitter followers fast. Mayawati sent […]

Panel firm on Twitter boss

The parliamentary standing committee on information technology on Monday decided to give Twitter’s head honchos, including CEO Jack Dorsey, time till February 25 to appear before it. The panel refused to engage with the micro-blogging site’s India team, which had gone to Parliament in the hope of answering the committee’s queries.