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by kancha
17 Feb 2021 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Thoughts on the Farmers’ Protest, Twitter, Koo etc However, fact remains that social as well as mainstream media played a BIG role during that election. And the biggest of the highs came when they banned a still sitting US President from Twitter! How’s THAT for ‘Cancel Culture’, eh?!! One can only ...
by kancha
02 Feb 2021 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Why Twitter Blocked Accounts Linked to Farmers' Protests in India—Only to Reverse Course After the blockages drew widespread condemnation online, Twitter said it had unblocked all the accounts late on Monday. According to Twitter, company representatives had met with Indian government officials to ...
by kancha
02 Feb 2021 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Centre directs Twitter to block over 200 accounts for provocative tweets linked to farmers' protest The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has directed Twitter to block around 250 tweets and Twitter accounts which were spreading fake, intimidatory and provocative tweets on January 30 The list i...
by kancha
02 Feb 2021 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Centre directs Twitter to block over 200 accounts for provocative tweets linked to farmers' protest The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has directed Twitter to block around 250 tweets and Twitter accounts which were spreading fake, intimidatory and provocative tweets on January 30 The list i...
by kancha
09 Jan 2021 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

All in all, it's India that seems to be the looser with no ecosystem of its own from phones to social media to AI to big data. GoI needs to figure out a plan to handle these companies. There is absolutely no alternative to indigenous ecosystem. Just like the ban on Huawei prompted them to start wor...
by kancha
09 Jan 2021 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Google Playstore has banned Parler App. Doesn't look like Apple too will tolerate them for too long. Seems like the Big Tech has grown a bit too big. Am expecting a major churn in the entire Big Tech ecosystem in mid to long term. In the short term, though, they will be able to do whatever they wish...
by kancha
27 Dec 2020 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Russia could ban Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for ‘censoring’ content

With active social engineering by these social media giants, pushback is inevitable.
Cannot underscore the importance of having an indigenous, homegrown social media platform enough.
by kancha
23 Dec 2020 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Link Twitter caught on video deleting retweets from a user that posted a video I'm very familiar with this, I've watched over & over on ALL my postings in my other account (now restricted). Twitter was deleting RTs, likes & followers, plus other forms of shadowbans Via @Maytag2727 Not that ...
by kancha
21 Dec 2020 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

U.S. charges China-based Zoom employee for disrupting Tiananmen commemoration event A now-former Zoom executive based in China has been charged by the Justice Department with disrupting video meetings that commemorated the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Zoom confirmed on Friday. Zoom, which has fa...
by kancha
21 Dec 2020 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Zoom faces its content moderation moment When the pandemic turned Zoom into a much more prominent and frequent host of public-facing events and not just private video chats, it also confronted the company with knotty questions about moderating content similar to those faced by much larger companies...
by kancha
17 Dec 2020 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch THread

Looks like Twitter has restored the 'Retweet' function as it used to be earlier, doing away with the compulsory 'Quote Tweet' feature that it had introduced some months ago. Many are attributing this to the US elections, but frankly, I am unable to see the connection.
Any thoughts on this?
by kancha
12 Dec 2020 10:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch THread

Facebook Fact-Checker Funded by Chinese Money Through TikTok While Facebook portrays its army of fact-checkers as independent, the money behind at least one carries a distinct taint. One such fact-checker, Lead Stories, is partly paid through a partnership with TikTok, a social media platform run b...
by kancha
12 Dec 2020 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch THread

YouTube Employs Chinese Communist ‘State Secrecy Bureau’ Software Engineers A host of software engineers for the platform have formerly worked for Chinese Communist Party-run institutions, raising the question as to why a revolving door exists between YouTube and the China-based universities. A sof...
by kancha
11 Dec 2020 10:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41636

Re: Social Media Watch THread

https://twitter.com/ETNOWlive/status/1336863238315794434 @ETNOWlive on Twitter: Coalition Of 48 States & districts file parallel lawsuits against @Facebook. Could this injunction force @Facebook to sell off @instagram & Whatsapp? #FacebookAntitrustLawsuit Lawsuits accuse the social media be...
by kancha
02 Dec 2020 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 897
Views: 125370

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Let Canada never forget the biggest terror attack planned and executed from their soil by Khalistani terrorists - the Kanishka Bombing. Twitter Link BLOG LINK: West And Terror - The Story of the Kanishka Bombing Talwinder Singh Parmar had been on the run from Indian authorities since 1981 and and ha...
by kancha
03 Nov 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468195

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

40% of Pakistan's frontline fighter jets docked for a variety of reasons Looks like the JF-17 fleet is getting a bit 'old'! :rotfl: It is Pakistan's frontline fighter, warplanes to take on the Rafale. It is also one of China's principal jets along with the J-20. As it should be, as it is a joint pr...
by kancha
02 Sep 2020 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Shared some thoughts on the latest chain of events on the LAC Blog Link Twitter Link That said, the only fair assumption that I am going to endorse is that Indian troops have actually gone and occupied some heights with the aim of pre-empting Chinese movements. In fact, this seems to have been the l...
by kancha
26 Aug 2020 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

The new educaation policy in 'Toiletistan ' class 1-5 Islamic education compulsory: and one of the things taught Because you are muslim and especially Pakistani you are better than the Kaffirs https://youtu.be/AZ3q3lXV3hs I wrote a three part blog series on this some years ago. What is happening he...
by kancha
07 Jul 2020 10:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

From twitter., look at the indoctrination of young kids to hate/kill hindus. I can recall ex-Indian HC to pak Mr Parthasarathy that he heard a kid saying "kill hindu dogs" when he visited a paki officer's home. Looks like they have continued the tradition That was JN Dixit, and the incide...
by kancha
30 Jun 2020 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1704
Views: 223719

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

Shared some thoughts on the current state of India-Nepal Relationship Blog Link Twitter Link Firstly, the map being passed was inevitable. No politician worth his salt would want to vote AGAINST a resolution calling for ADDING territory to his country. It doesn’t matter that Nepal chose only now to ...
by kancha
27 Jun 2020 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-when-mk-narayanan-stalled-siachen-deal-2543556 Is this what the liberandus kept harping as 'Low Hanging Fruit' What other things did the previous government sign away. That was a really close call - just imagine referring to the world's highest battlefield as a...
by kancha
23 Jun 2020 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

X-post from "Let us Understand the Chinese" here it is Before anyone reads that series of posts please do this self quiz: Kinmen and Matsu are 1. Two islands halfway between China and Taiwan held by China 2. Two islands halfway between them held by Taiwan 3. Two islands near Taiwan held b...
by kancha
23 Jun 2020 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

As part of a sustained campaign to junk Chinese goods / services and go Indian, some have been recommending the 'Hike Messenger' app as an Indian alternative. I did some research into it and unsurprisingly, found a substantial Chinese footprint! Here's what I wrote ( Link ): But when I decided to di...
by kancha
19 Jun 2020 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^Given that the attack seems preplanned with medieval weapons I don’t think CCP cares much about economic retaliation. All this is an attempt to display sheer disdain for anyone and everyone and impose itself as a military power globally. Having said that India should retaliate both economically an...
by kancha
19 Jun 2020 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Shared some thoughts on the latest incident in Ladakh. Twitter Link Blog Link Some more follow-up to this chain of thoughts. Twitter Link Blog Link And true to that intuition, soon thereafter came a couple of tweets from China – thru Shri Hu Xijin, as well as the Global Times, acknowledging the ‘vi...
by kancha
19 Jun 2020 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

manjgu wrote:Whats on a f 16 going down due to electronic malfunction??


When did this happen?
by kancha
17 Jun 2020 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Shared some thoughts on the latest incident in Ladakh. Twitter Link Blog Link From what is known in public domain, it might merely be an unfortunate face-off where both sides came face to face in the night time. Mind you, this is NOT a routine thing, going by previous templates of such engagements w...
by kancha
06 Jun 2020 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Shared some thoughts on the ongoing standoff in Ladakh. Twitter Link Blog Link That there is a dispute, is undeniable. But then, what exactly is this dispute that we keep hearing about? Well, to put it simply – the two sides do not agree as to where the LAC lies in a few sectors – thus what is calle...
by kancha
29 May 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Shared some thoughts on the recently foiled car bomb attack in Pulwama last night. Blog Link Twitter Link What I find surprising is how little ‘air-time’ it has received on social media and even mainstream media. Why? Just because it was unsuccessful? Let me put things into context. Firstly, let me ...
by kancha
28 May 2020 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This is what I hold to be the way things are likely to progress. Of course, it may not happen that way and you may be right indeed. But the only way to find out for sure is to wait and watch! kancha ji, excellent analysis. However, there could be a simpler explanation to the chinese action this tim...
by kancha
26 May 2020 07:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Blog 3 - India-Taiwan Relationship: Time for a Reset? Twitter Link I read all the three parts. Congratulations on a painstaking effort. May more keep coming for the benefit of members of this forum. Having said that, I get the feeling that your assessment of the future of the current ruling dispens...
by kancha
24 May 2020 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Blog 3 - India-Taiwan Relationship: Time for a Reset? Twitter Link . . Knowing the Chinese, they must have prepared a roadmap for next 50 years as to how to go about their ‘peaceful’ rise & who all to ‘teach a lesson’ on the way as they do so. But this #ChineseVirus pandemic and their typical h...
by kancha
24 May 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Blog 2 - A 'Conspiracy Theory' Twitter Link . . his re-election bid goes. Let me just say that such a statement means that he is committed to make China lose in order to win his upcoming re-election bid in about six months. Is this a ‘spur of the moment’ tweet? I’d say not. Reason – The politician ...
by kancha
24 May 2020 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087489

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

I haven't really been following this thread for quite some time now. But I thought to share three blogs I wrote on this subject over the past one month or so. Here they are. Views and counterviews are welcome. Blog 1 - The Post COVID19 World Twitter Link Even though the world is busy fighting the im...
by kancha
20 May 2020 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

That is why, despite being in a hell hole, the Paks will not forget to remind us about our toilets :lol: On that note, I did an analysis of the 'toilet situation' in Pakistan some days ago, in response to a British Paki who landed up on my timeline. I've titled it " Toilet - Ek (Pakistani) Pre...
by kancha
22 Apr 2020 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 579
Views: 105776

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

things are changing fast..just came across this thread from one of our own.. https://twitter.com/CestMoiz/status/1252673233205297156 what this thread brings additionally is the simultaneous weakening of papi 3.5 fathers.... I just read twitter these days..dont post these days...but here are my thou...
by kancha
22 Apr 2020 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 90383

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Shared some thoughts on the Post COVID-19 World. Blog Link Twitter Link Even though the world is busy fighting the immediate fight – against the virus itself, let me offer a statement: THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, HAS CHANGED. Yes, plz read the above statement once again and ponder over it for a few mom...
by kancha
18 Apr 2020 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2378
Views: 609761

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

India should bring this up in the UN. Ask he UN monitors already there in POK for a report. For once in their lives they can do something useful :mrgreen: The Pakis are quite clear on these matters, they have never sent food /aid during our many famines and natural disasters. In war, they have butc...
by kancha
11 Mar 2020 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5132
Views: 880660

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Carroll Quigley in his awesome book 'Evolution of Civilizations' calls this the periphery conquering the core and is the start of a renewal of the civilization's expansion. Attack an enemy at his weak points instead of engaging him at his strong holds. Just like its easy to pick the hot rice from c...

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