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With Modi squeezing Twitter, India's love for big tech may be ending
An avalanche of criticism over social media against India's farming Bills and an outpouring of revulsion at Modi on Twitter for allegedly doing nothing to save Indians during the pandemic's second wave has convinced the Indian prime minister to tighten the screws on US tech outfits.
Modi government chokes dissent on India's COVID apocalypse with social media blocks
Even seemingly straightforward accounts on the unfolding COVID-19 catastrophe in India -- never mind ones that contain direct, scathing criticism -- are the sort of things that Modi and his government want expunged from social media.
Scams, terror, and national security: Problems with Chinese microloan apps in India
The pandemic, accompanied by job loss and pay cuts, has made many Indians even more desperate than they normally were for loans. This has made them easy targets for spurious loan apps whose origins lie across the border.