“What began with a tweet must also end with a tweet.”
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 [email protected] and on Twitter @karnikakohli.
Angshukanta Chakraborty was asked to leave for tweeting that news organisations shielding journalists who spread fake news should be tried in court.
While the page was taken down by Facebook on Sunday night, there are many other such hate-filled communities festering on the platform.
Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV is not only a problem but also a symptom of a much bigger, scarier disease plaguing the media industry.
Sushma Swaraj won peoples’ hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign minister has surprised so many.
This isn’t the first time the media has censored itself while reporting about India’s richest family.
“I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan.”
The gathering sang, danced and celebrated as people from all walks of life, identifying with different sexual orientations and genders got together at Barakhamba metro station to march till Jantar Mantar.
Radio Mirchi accused of broadcasting “defamatory content.”
Rangeela was told he could re-record his mimicry of Rahul Gandhi but not that of the prime minister. Then he was asked to avoid Rahul too.
Was it inappropriate drafting or the firestorm of angry responses from Mumbaikars that led the prime minister to do what he has rarely done, delete a tweet?
The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at the Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
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.”