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Politics and Self-representation of Online Muslim Youth

This article is an exploration into the self-representation of online Muslim youth and their engagement with contemporary politics. It is based on an analysis of responses to tweets on the recent Bihar assembly election.

Predicament of the Social Media Ordinance

Using ordinance to protect freedom of expression from foul speech may result in damaging decent communication.

BJP’s Twitter Experiments and Tamil Resilience

While the shock and awe campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party and right-wing affiliates in Tamil Nadu social media circles has been spilling over to offline public discourse more than before, one still cannot but observe the inability of such campaigns to draw support from a wider audience.

S P Balasubrahmanyam

S P Balasubrahmanyam’s influence on the Telugu people extends beyond singing and cinema.

Vamping It Up

Rhea Chakraborty’s demonisation on the news and on social media is straight out of the vamp playbook from television serials.

​Breaking Bread

As the pandemic rages on and people are confined to their homes, many have sought comfort in baking bread, but not without documenting it on social media.

Online Gods Ep 11: Scalable Sociality and the Logical Indian

This month we’re speaking with Daniel Miller about scalable sociality and Abhishek Mazumdar about The Logical Indian.

Online Gods Ep 10: Critiques of the Public Sphere and Fake News Busting

In this episode, we talk with Francis Cody about the public sphere and Govindraj Ethiraj about fake news busting.

Online Gods Ep 9: The Digital Age and Instagram My Life

This month we speak to Faye Ginsburg about the digital age and Waseem Shan about his Instagram account Mangalore My Life.

Twitter in the 2019 Indian General Elections: Trends of Use Across States and Parties

Twitter was used widely by various parties, especially political leaders, during the 2019 general election campaign. In this article, a database of 6.9 million tweets is analysed to examine key trends across the parties’ use of social media during election time.

Digital Politics in India’s 2019 General Elections

India’s 2019 general election was the first national election contested within a truly digital consumption society, wherein approximately half the voting population had access to digital pathways, and another one-third had access to social media. This article argues that what happens on digital platforms is no longer an externality or an adjunct to offline politics—it is constitutive of it and inseparable from larger political mobilisation.

How did Social Media Impact India's 2019 General Election?

In line with the global trend, social media has been increasingly used by Indian politicians for routine political communication to directly connect with their supporters. However, unethical practices online by political actors have led to a spike in violence and affected decision-making on the national security front.

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