Tweet Free­dom

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Tak­ing Naren­dra Modi’s Dig­i­tal In­dia Ini­tia­tive an­other mile for­ward, Twit­ter has in­tro­duced a cus­tom­ized ser­vice. Twit­ter Samwad is Modi’s brain­child with six­teen other part­ners. The so­cial me­dia ser­vice will en­able gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and po­lit­i­cal ac­tivists to talk to the masses in­stantly and con­ve­niently through tweets and e-SMS. Dick Cos­tolo, CEO, Twit­ter, was in New Delhi when

Samwad was launched in March. In­dia has been crav­ing free­dom of speech for long and re­pres­sion of a Supreme Court clause paved the path for peo­ple to com­mu­ni­cate freely with the gov­ern­ment. The Twit­ter CEO promised im­proved lan­guage sup­port for Samwad in or­der to min­i­mize com­mu­ni­ca­tion and English lit­er­acy bar­ri­ers.

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