Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBJP IT cell

Topic: BJP IT cell

From ‘I had idli’ to political megaphone, how tiny Twitter punches above its weight in India

Twitter has far less reach than WhatsApp or even Facebook, so why do political parties think it’s so important?

BJP turns focus on UP IT cell, lays out strategy to boost social media presence for polls

The BJP is in the process of enrolling 1,63,000 IT coordinators and members for its social media units to be set up across the Uttar Pradesh.

Introspection — ‘New Year resolution’ for political parties & Modi’s call for facts

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Manipulated media’ — Twitter flags BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya’s farmer protest tweet

Malviya had claimed Rahul Gandhi’s tweet showing a cane-wielding policeman charging an old farmer was ‘propaganda’, but fact-checkers have shown it was real.

Justice for SSR campaign is now a free-for-all abuse circus. BJP IT cell has been overtaken

Behind the campaign to get ‘justice’ for Sushant Singh Rajput is a troll army that has replaced middle-class Indians who were grieving the loss of a young Bollywood actor.

First Sushma Swaraj, now Subramanian Swamy. BJP IT cell is cannibalising its own

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded the party sack various anonymous IT cell members, including their chief Amit Malviya.

Locker room boys to IT cell men: India’s rape culture grows without shame or consequences

If Delhi school boys on Instagram privately plan to rape underage girls, then men from IT cells of political parties publicly threaten women on Twitter and Facebook.

Indians are fighting against coronavirus and BJP IT cell is fighting against Indians

Amit Shah had once said BJP workers have the power to make anything go viral, even fake news. The IT cell is proving just that during a global pandemic.

BJP vs AAP memes: Have Delhi elections been reduced to a battle of IT cells?

The campaigning for Delhi assembly election seems to have become a meme fest between the IT cells of the BJP and AAP.

Injured infants in images viral on social media are not victims of Citizenship Act protests

Some social media users, including a member of BJP’s IT Cell, shared images of wounded children claiming they were injured during the Citizenship Act protests.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.