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Hate Watch: How Hate trends on Twitter A look into communal echo chambers

Once again, in wake of Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder in Lucknow, it was Twitter, the micro blogging site used by 350 million Indians that became the battleground, figuratively, of a deeply communal war. For three days, starting Saturday, October 19, venomous hashtags have been used against Islam and Muslims, threatening to break out into physical retribution,…

Linking Aadhaar to Social Media From public welfare distribution to surveillance?

The State on numerous occasions has tried to impose the use of the Aadhaar card upon the citizens. While, the Supreme Court has upheld a few of such mandates of the State, the question of whether the imposition is valid on few other services keeps coming up before the Courts of the land vide myriad…

Journalists threatened and harassed after numbers leaked online Bid to curtail Press Freedom?

Several Indian journalists, known for their liberal and secular views, became victims of doxxing when their numbers were leaked and circulated, allegedly by right-wing social media trolls. Barkha Dutt, Abhisar Sharma, Rajdeep Sardesai and many others, have since then received threats of violence and abusive messages on their phones. Is this a conspiracy against media…

Spaces of Higher Education are the New Battlegrounds of Inequality: Abhay Xaxa Everyday struggles of Adivasis and their limited representation in Social Media

Adivasis or India’s indigenous people have faced centuries of oppression and exploitation. Today they fight a battle on many fronts. The first against a powerful nexus of industrialists, bureaucrats and the police who have made successive attempts made to usurp their forests, land and water resources. The second in institutes of higher learning against systemic exclusion…

Conclave #NetizensForDemocracy seeks to “reclaim” internet, empower social media Counterview

Given the significance of the subject and the urgency which it entailed – it was an event that had to happen! Netizens for Democracy held a day long conclave on ‘Social Media as a Tool’, of Indian netizens who believe in the power of social media and want to use it to bring about sustainable and positive…

Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Hate: Experts NewsClick

“Withdrawing from the social media should not be an option.” In order to empower citizens to use social media as a tool for freedom against censorship and hate, Sabrang India and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) held a day-long session called ‘Netizens for Democracy’ in Mumbai on January 19. The event that received tremendous…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity Daijiworld.com

New Delhi, Jan 20(PTI): Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event, Netizens For Democracy, organised to discuss social media’s pros and cons. The event was organised by Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), All India Professionals…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity The Indian Express

“They have cells and there is an army of trolls who have multiple accounts. They get instructions, messages and then attack some of the favourite targets of BJP,” Tharoor said. Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event,…

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