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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.

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.

Online Gods Ep 4: Rumours and the Agents of Ishq

In this episode, we speak with Irfan Ahmad about rumours and Paromita Vohra about the Agents of Ishq.

Online Gods Ep 3: Digital Diaspora and a Right Wing Twitter 'Influencer'

In this episode, we speak with Victoria Bernal about digital diaspora politics and Rishi Bagree about being a right wing twitter "influencer."

Political Sanders, Minus the Edge

Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders with Huck Gutman , Three Essays Collective, 2016; pp xx+348, Rs 500.
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