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Misinformation Is Endangering India’s Election

The country’s political parties are spreading propaganda about their opponents to gain votes. It’s working. In the days following a suicide bombing against Indian security forces in Kashmir this year, a message began circulating in WhatsApp groups across the country.…

Imperialist capitalism is heading towards a cataclysmic crisis

John Smith on imperialism Today, it’s impossible to ignore the question of imperialism in any discussion concerning people as imperialism is distorting and destroying all aspects and areas of life. Ignoring the question of imperialism is synonymous to betrayal of…

Mahatma and his Mock Assassins Visual Text Analysis

A Professor from Madras University was describing the background of Champaran Satyagrah of 1917, at an International Conference on India Vietnam Relations through the Prism of Gandhian and Ho Chi Minh Philosophies at Centre of Southeast Asia and Pacific Studies…

The Violent Toll of Hindu Nationalism in India

A populist Prime Minister has legitimized India’s more militant groups, and targeted attacks against religious minorities are on the rise. On April 1, 2017, Irshad Khan, a slight twenty-six-year-old with glossy black hair and the faint shadow of a beard…

How New India Developed its Own Lynch Culture in Just Five Years

On Holi, March 21 after the burning of the witch, a mob in Bhondsi, Gurgaon assaulted a Muslim family. In a video of the incident which went viral on social media, a group of young men can be seen entered…

Is the BJP Rising in Eastern India?

In the first of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition is poised to make gains in the east of the country. As India goes to the polls in 2019,…

BJP Allies Will Suffer Losses in Western India

In the second of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the BJP-led coalition will lose seats but disagree about the scale of the losses. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India…

Might the Congress Make a Comeback in Northern India?

In the third of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters agree that the Congress-led coalition is on the ascendant but disagree as to what degree. As election fever heats up, pollsters in India are…

Elections in Southern India Are Always Different

In the fourth of a five-part series on opinion polls about the forthcoming Indian elections, pollsters concur that regional parties hold sway in the south, but disagree as to seat numbers. South India has a different historical memory to the…

Understanding the 2019 Indian Elections

In the last of a five-part series on opinion polls about the Indian elections, national security has overtaken the economy to become the main electoral issue, but things may change by the time the… The CVoter Tracker, an opinion survey…

Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.

Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for…

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to fix the internet. Don’t take him seriously

Mark Zuckerberg’s recent opinion piece in the Washington Post is a monument to insincerity and misdirection. The essay offers proposals to address four important issues – harmful content, election protection, privacy and data protection, and data portability – but each…

‘Overarching Climate of Fear in the Media Ecosystem’: N. Ram of The Hindu

Earlier this week, the Narendra Modi government, through attorney general K.K. Venugopal, informed the Supreme Court that a set of documents concerning the controversial Rafale deal were stolen from South Block. The usage and publication of those documents, the attorney…

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