ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Social Media

How X Is Undermining Journalistic Practice in India

The changes that have been taking place with reference to the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) have been speedy and, at times, absurd. The changes happening to this platform since its acquisition, especially the loss of blue checkmarks for many notable personalities, in the context of India’s complex news media landscape are analysed in this article. 

Transformation of the Public Sphere, Hashtag Movements, and Mobilisation in a Mediatised Polity

Social Movements, Media and Civil Society in Contemporary India: Historical Trajectories of Public Protest and Political Mobilisation (Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, e-book) by Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Manas Dutta, Tirthankar Ghosh, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022; pp xiii+203, e-book $89.

Social Media: Heralding a New World Order

In the present times, we see that though social media gives us hope to reform traditional political discourse, yet at many levels, it merely replicates it. Social media thus is becoming this peculiar tool that marks the inimical symptoms of our times. 

 

Queerphobia over Social Media in India

Increasingly, the all-pervasive use of social media in India calls for its regulation. Not only there exists no law to address queerphobic content over social media, but also the only possible regulation through social media content review committees has often been problematic. Any attempt at legislation has not been successful and hence the need for a new suitable framework.