Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: Trolls

Female actor and TMC Lok Sabha candidate? Brace yourself for sexist Internet trolls

Popular Bengali film actors Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan were trolled on social media after the TMC announced their Lok Sabha candidature.

Here’s what WhatsApp can do to prevent targeted attacks on public figures

WhatsApp should give users more control over deciding who can message them.

Are trolls the new ombudsman or are they a nuisance Indian media has to live with?

In 2018, trolling and online harassment continued to rise on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Journalists were at the receiving end of...

‘Twitter’s troll problem may not be solvable’

Latest brouhaha over Sarah Jeong's trolling reflects ominously not just on Twitter as a platform but on the state of online debate.

Meet Hindutva’s new warriors: All they need is sex, all they get is Twitter

A peek inside the heart and mind of Girish Maheshwari, arrested for "threatening" Congress spokesperson's child with rape.

Has BJP thrown Sushma Swaraj to the wolves?

Experts weigh in on whether Twitter trolling has become a part of the right-wing culture. The recent victim was the BJP’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. She helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. For this, Swaraj was viciously attacked by trolls, many of whom claim to be BJP supporters, and accused of ‘Muslim appeasement’.

Not all alone? Rajnath Singh calls up Sushma Swaraj after Twitter troll attack

Home minister said he expressed his sympathy, adding that he was too inactive a social media user to have issued a statement online.

Dinesh D’Souza: A Mumbaikar who is now America’s greatest conservative troll

D’Souza justified slavery, colonialism and joked about the Florida school shootings. He also wants Obama’s Nobel to be given to Trump.

Doesn’t Priyanka Chopra know that only Muslims can be terrorists?

The outrage over the latest Quantico episode, which explores ‘Indian terror’, forgets the fact that in the show, Chopra is American protecting US interests

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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray | ANI File Photo

Uddhav Thackeray’s failing trapeze act on secularism-Hindutva has lessons for other parties

The crisis in Shiv Sena shows the dilemma in Indian politics today — go the Hindutva way to compete with BJP or keep it Hindutva Lite like AAP or Hindutva Zero like TMC.
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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.