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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.

The Transition to Big Data in India

Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India edited by Sandeep Mertia and foreword by Ravi Sundaram, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2020; pp 160, price not indicated.

​Rethinking the Democratic Dilemma

Viewing tech giants like Facebook and Twitter as principal agents of free speech has far-reaching consequences on the health and functioning of a democracy.

Privacy and Manipulation: How Social Media Has Affected Political Discourse

As our interactions with social media and messaging apps become more and more pervasive, does our data remain private or can it be used by algorithms to tailor and manipulate our online experience?

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.

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