Social Media

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VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Social Media, Print, TV, Media and entertainment

Breaking news that no one covered: How Indian media changed in 15 years

Credibility is out for a long walk. Trolls rule social media and Twitter handles are the new political handlers.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Liberal Media, Social Media, The Quint, Narendra Modi

How The Quint came under fire after contributor makes a 'dark joke' about Modi's death

A narrative has already been created about the supposed toxicity of Left-liberal journalists and a dangerous precedent has been set.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Social Media, Ideology, Political discourse, Gauri Lankesh

When someone’s death becomes a cause for celebration, what does it say about us?

I don’t know how human beings can live in a permanent state of versus. It must be exhausting.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Digital India , Social Media, Kashmir, Internet Shutdown

Censoring Kashmiri activists and demonetisation fact-checkers on Twitter is unacceptable

Social media platforms must not resort to shadow-banning handles that question or expose the government's dubious claims.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Social Media, Hypernationalism, National Flag, Priyanka Chopra

Confused Indians troll Priyanka Chopra for wearing flag - except she wasn't

If PM Narendra Modi can wear a tricoloured scarf, why can't others?

SCI-TECH

 |   Long-form
Right to speech, Block, Social Media, Twitter

Curious case of unconstitutional Twitter blocks

A public representative blocking citizens on twitter is a violation of our fundamental right to speech

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
WhatsAapp, Social Media, Assam, Fake news

How social media killed Assam Congress leader twice before he actually died

For many, it was just a click or touch of a button in the race to break the 'news' first without verifying it.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Hindutva, Social Media, Caste system, RSS

How RSS is spreading its wings across India (with Hindu Rashtra on agenda)

It aims to reach every basti with five activities, and believes the primary goal of establishing the India of their choice will be achieved by growing in strength.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Trolls, Hashtags, Twitter, Liberals

We are the mob and the mob is us: Apurva Asrani dissects trolling

Not thoughts or feelings, but trending hashtags tell us where to draw daggers, and how deep.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Fake news, WhatsApp, Basirhat riot, Facebook

Why social media posts are triggering riots in India

It is time that the government steps in and ensures online networking platforms actively help trace and delete malicious content.