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@NilChristopher

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Reporter @restofworld covering technology and culture in South Asia. Bylines: @Wired, @Vice, @BBC @EconomicTimes, @SCMPnews Send tips: nilesh@restofworld.org

Bengaluru, India
Joined December 2012
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@NilChristopher
Nilesh Christopher
a year ago
India's ruling party used AI-generated Deepfakes videos for online election campaigning targeting 15 million people via 5800 WhatsApp groups; BJP Party candidate is seen saying things he never said, in a language he doesn't know. It's impossible to tell! https://t.co/eEG8ST0lGB
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Nilesh Christopher
2 hours ago
The Chinese content farms behind Factory TikTok How workers manufacturing products like aloe jelly & gardening gloves became the influencers selling them @decka227 is frighteningly talented & I'm jealous of this story. Edits by the brilliant @lmatsakis https://t.co/1aeBnrBdm9
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@shreyas94
Shreyas Karanth
22 hours ago
Just got my first delivery from Blossoms through their website today (yes, Blossoms has a website where you can order online now at https://t.co/CVjCSldAoE). Look at how cutely they've wrapped it in brown paper, like my 6th grade school notebook! https://t.co/MhpCA4gTxO
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@adityakalra
Aditya Kalra
7 hours ago
Reuters Flash: Top U.S. lobby group USIBC tells its members in an internal email that India's proposed changes to e-commerce rules are concerning and will lead to a "more stringent" regulatory regime. The lobby group represents Amazon and Walmart.
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@MujMash
Mujib Mashal
11 hours ago
Ambassador was the first car made in India. Hindustan Motors suspended its production. "While the factory is closed, the yellow taxis remain immortal in nostalgia." Would be such a shame if the pandemic now pushes the last of them off the streets. https://t.co/7liflheS2J
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@NilChristopher
Nilesh Christopher
8 hours ago
Obviously! AatmaNirbhar and all that.. https://t.co/vnyr1Ip78v
@digbijaymishra1
digbijay mishra
10 hours ago
One interesting prb posed by one of the people working on recommendations to the govt-- "..suggestions like offering local alternatives, how will it work? Do we flash an Indian airline every time someone tries to book a flight on a foreign airline," 🛒 https://t.co/UQhGXRlYHF
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@AroonDeep
Aroon Deep
a day ago
The chilling effect is now in full swing. Netflix last week decided against launching its anime original series Record of Ragnarok, which features Shiva as a character, in India. Here's all the observed censorship of Netflix in India so far. https://t.co/9Utvny0xyj https://t.co/HOGniSo8fV
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@chandrarsrikant
Chandra R. Srikanth
13 hours ago
💥🔥 Super thrilled to present the 10th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass this Friday at 6 PM. With the 'Dean of Valuation' @AswathDamodaran Unmissable episode with insights on markets, India, Internet IPOs, crypto & investing. Tune in using this link https://t.co/weKbVf0zmw https://t.co/Cl88AWwoqv
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@mvzelenks
Michael Zelenko
a day ago
Thrilled to have @MariamBarghouti on @restofworld this morning: "I felt we were being attacked from all sides, and denied the permission to even testify to our own reality." I am Palestinian. Here’s how Israel silences us on social media. https://t.co/tGUrMBJZn1 @restofworld
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@devi_lockwood
Devi Lockwood
a day ago
This week in the @restofworld Ideas section, read @MariamBarghouti: "This attention does not come without risk. Palestinians know that exposing Israeli violence also means we expose our own lives at the same time." https://t.co/Tan0Bp92Hq
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@adrianswinscoe
Adrian Swinscoe
a day ago
NEW: Three Apps That Are Making Customer Experience More Inclusive https://t.co/pNy6rQuiSp Big shout out to the amazing work being done by @WelcoMe_CS @gavinneate @neatebox @Tazikis @TalovStudio @HelloDone_ai Thanks to @devi_lockwood at @restofworld for putting me onto Talov https://t.co/yx2ETicbAC
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@kapskom
Kapil Komireddi
a day ago
Those who think the party that venerates Sanjay Gandhi is going to rescue India from Narendra Modi are delusional. Sanjay was infinitely worse than Modi. Modi at least fights elections. Sanjay was an "extra-constitutional authority", the republic's first unelected dictator. https://t.co/7fCkpLk0h7
@INCIndia
Congress
a day ago
Today, we pay tribute to Shri Sanjay Gandhi, a dedicated son of our motherland. An advocate of the poor, he championed the need for literacy, environment conservation, eradication of casteism and abolition of dowry. We honour his contributions to our nation. https://t.co/WuhJfUMjw0
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Nilesh Christopher
a day ago
U.S. action to constrain the tech companies provides global authoritarian leaders with a toolkit of controls that they can justify internationally @mihirssharma https://t.co/CVOsnGgd7N
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@rasmus_kleis
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
a day ago
2021 Digital News Report out now. So proud to be part of this teamwork We cover 46 markets that account for more than half of world's population, including six new countries in the Global South Full report https://t.co/fnvdUZ3bnb Follow #DNR21 And a few highlights in thread 1/9 https://t.co/6P0IiO6Uxs
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@MujMash
Mujib Mashal
2 days ago
As the effigies of Jeff Bezos burned on the Zoom call “and plumes of smoke appeared on the screen, the sellers on the call began chanting ‘Amazon Go Back!’ in unison, a reference to anti-colonial calls against the British.” @NilChristopher @saumyaphotos https://t.co/a3M7IN1qA4
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@Harveen_A
Harveen Ahluwalia
3 days ago
How is it that Mukesh Bansal has landed at Tata Digital? How have the Curefit investors agreed to this arrangement? And what happens to Curefit now? All answers in @MorningContext today. https://t.co/XFcaOaq3Yx
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@telliotter
Tori Elliott
7 days ago
The wonderful @decka227 once again taking something that could have been single-line outrage tweet and turning it into a thoughtful dive into how we visually represent concepts in our tech/communication. @restofworld https://t.co/jxrMsm4kXZ
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@AlexGonzor
Alex González Ormerod
6 days ago
Argentina 🇦🇷 gave free laptops to working-class kids and accidentally kicked off a musical renaissance. Artists like @TRUENOdice now have hundreds of millions of views on @YouTube @teibadecir explains how these netbook trappers came to be @restofworld https://t.co/0M4n3gu3w8
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@ce_tracey
Caroline Tracey
5 days ago
Silicon Valley-style incubators have cropped up across Africa, funded not by VC but international development agencies. @BHYRights writes in @restofworld: "the startup-ification...has rerouted development funds toward middle-class founders." https://t.co/ARKPYLgnu8
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