What happens when you combine a cultural obsession with thinness, a bit of organised propaganda and a catchy hashtag? Enter the “bikini bridge”
The prime minister’s office also insists that @narendramodi handle is not maintained by it or the government.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
“Section 67 is the new Section 66A. This action smacks of political censorship.”
The BJP had mastered this technique earlier but an analysis of a large sample of Rahul Gandhi’s followers suggests the unmistakable use of bots as a tool
My goal with this experiment was to get students thinking about their habits, rather than to necessarily change them.
When it comes to social media posts critical of government, parties across state lines are clamping down on free speech.
The diversity of voices and opinions on the likes of Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube is a refreshing antidote to the stultifying conformity of the big media.
The company’s presentation to the Intelligence Committee “showed an enormous lack of understanding from the Twitter team of how serious this issue is,” Senator Warner said.
Twitter’s new announcement can do little if anything to address the fundamental challenges the social media platform continues to face.
Facebook revealed this month that suspected Russian trolls purchased more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on its platform during the 2016 election cycle.
You are the mask you wear. Your fake profile is your real profile.
Shah’s statement came at a time when messages critical of the ‘Gujarat model of development’ in the poll-bound state were being circulated on social media.
Kashmiri users and activists have received official legal complaints from Twitter, warning that their online content could be acted upon in the future as well.
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.
King Salman ordered that junior Prince Saud bin Musa’id be arrested for assaulting a bloodied Yemeni driver to demonstrate he would punish “any transgression or violation by a person no matter his station, condition or rank”
Crowdsourcing support can become a process where new ideas are mined and become part of a policy package for difficult relationships.
Public diplomacy is a buzz word that has been around for decades, but today it is well ensconced with a significant other – social media.
On social media, including Weibo and WeChat, researchers documented a significant increase in censorship after Liu Xiaobo’s death.
Restrictions on social media posts will not allow citizens to question the policies and actions of the military.
The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
Noise, for the actor-poet, is also the morning aazaan that Sonu Nigam the singer tweeted about, but in her telling it is about much, much more.
With cyber interference in elections going beyond hijacking the ballot box, the Election Commission must prepare to address all potential threats – both domestic and international.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
The man was prosecuted by the counter terrorism court for playing ‘blasphemous’ material on his phone at a bus stop.
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran’s unemployment crisis.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
The government agency’s response is troubling, not only because of its disputed accuracy but also because of its implications for larger government-citizen interactions in the digital sphere.
The PDP-BJP government has banned 22 social media platforms, claiming that continued instability in the Valley forced the government to take the harsh measure.
The home department’s order appears to primarily rely on section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act (1885) and the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2007 – a decision that some experts say may be unconstitutional.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
With climate change leading to increasing disasters, effectively using social media data and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
This is election year for several African countries and there’s a need to ensure social media isn’t used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
A quotation supposedly culled from a speech by Thomas Babington Macaulay is a staple of social media forwards and has even been quoted by senior Indian politicians. But is it authentic?
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
A string of comments on Twitter complained that US border authorities were demanding access to the social media accounts of those crossing over.