The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
Karnika Kohli is the Social Media Editor at The Wire. She has previously worked for the Times of India and NewsX. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @karnikakohli.
Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube.
BJP MP Paresh Rawal on Sunday got called out on Twitter for playing fast and loose with facts.
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
The debate over how much journalists should reveal on social media about their political preferences has become even more relevant as the polity and society get increasingly polarised.
Unlike earlier social media campaigns, the current effort to counter the negative perception generated by the RBI’s own data has seen the deployment of cabinet ministers too.
A desperate attempt is underway to change the narrative over the death of scores of children.
A number of Twitter handles that were active in defending the industrialist when his Australia project came under fire have now trained their guns on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
Twitter has often been accused of failing to against trolls who abuse and threaten others, especially women.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”