Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicSocial media

Topic: Social media

‘India Social’ book review: How social media has shaped many facets of Indian democracy

Ankit Lal’s book takes the reader on a chronological journey of major events that took shape on social media platforms.

Talk Point: What is the impact of Rahul Gandhi’s social media repackaging of himself?

Rahul Gandhi’s witty new Twitter persona has led to much talk and an increase in his followers. We bring sharp perspectives on the impact of his new social media persona.

Why ‘The List’ shouldn’t become the new four-letter word in Indian feminism

Indian feminism is acquiring a new mutant form -- mobilise online, act online -- in which decision-making is decentralised, and there is no gatekeeping on laws and ethical boundaries.

Gujarat elections: Decoding Congress and BJP’s social media war

From #VikasGandoThayoChe to #Gujarat4Vikas, the two major parties are using social media to win over voters and discredit the competition.

Me too: Indian victims of sexual assault rally behind social media campaign

The 'Me too' campaign, started by actress Alyssa Milano in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saw a large number of Indians narrate their experiences

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?

Global Pulse: Sharifs could lose in their bastion in 2018, watch for Trump at UNGA

PML-N's vote share has been declining in its bastion since 2013, with a parallel increase in PTI's vote share, making a defeat for the Sharifs in NA-120 in 2018 possible.

Death for Disagreement

While Gauri Lankesh's killers are brought to justice, her courage and sacrifice should also shock our violent and abusive discourse back to civility.

“Fake” Bengal violence pix used for representational purposes – BJP IT Cell head Malviya

Amit Malviya tells ThePrint original visuals from the state were too gory to publish. Says it is a norm to use images for representational purposes. PRAGYA KAUSHIKA

GLOBAL PULSE: Fraying tolerance in London, facetime with Trump and how propaganda is spread on social media

Is London's tolerance fraying?  It may be perceived as a city with great tolerance for communities from across the world, but after multiple terror attacks...

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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