12 iulie 2018

India’s social media lynch mobs


India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has cultivated an army of cyber trolls to propagate its message of Hindu chauvinism and hyper-nationalism, and to launch vicious attacks on its opponents. Then, a BJP member became himself a victim. Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own [...]