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India’s wanton internet shutdowns are cruel, capricious, and entirely ineffective

What happens when a burgeoning, connected society is thrust into the digital Stone Age?

On Nov 16, 2023 by Deborah Grey

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Muslims are being harassed, assaulted, and slaughtered by Hindu nationalists—and Indians aren’t allowed to watch

India is trying to erase evidence of its citizens’ crimes.

On Nov 16, 2023 by Kaushik Raj

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India is the future of the internet under authoritarians

The future of the authoritarian internet is on display in India.

On Nov 16, 2023 by David Covucci

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WhatsApp’s 100 billion daily messages in India are all under the BJP’s watchful eye

The Indian government wants total access to WhatsApp.

On Nov 16, 2023 by Divya Chirayath

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Holiest Hindu pilgrimages are now training grounds for authoritarian AI algorithms

The massive crowds pilgrimages attract are being exploited.

On Nov 16, 2023 by Srishti Jaswal

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Modi turned India’s influencers into an army of YouTube puppets

How does BeerBiceps score all his interviews?

On Nov 16, 2023 by Arbab Ali, Nadeem Sarwar

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In India’s biggest surveillance state, 1 million cameras watch your every move

Telangana is the future of government tracking.

On Nov 16, 2023 by Shweta Desai

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‘Make Bharat great again:’ Leaked G20 invitation goes viral—sparks calls for India to be renamed

Bharat is an alternate name for the country in the constitution.

On Sep 5, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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‘They compromised girls’ data’: A lingerie brand was hacked—and trolls seized on it to push fears of ‘love jihad’

It’s not the first time.

On Jul 14, 2023 by Arbab Ali

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Cow vigilantes are flooding social media with videos of violent crimes—and becoming celebrities online

A violent movement is festering online.

On Jun 6, 2023 by Sabah Gurmat, Kaushik Raj

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Cow pee drinkers are becoming social media stars in India—and pushing dangerous claims

The science is thin, but the hype is real.

On Jun 1, 2023 by Shweta Desai

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Surveilled and exploited by intrusive technology, workers across India are rising up together

The fight is spreading across the subcontinent.

On Mar 9, 2023 by Sabah Gurmat

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Childcare workers in India rise up in protest over government-run nutrition-tracking app

It’s part of a growing network of state surveillance.

On Jan 18, 2023 by Sabah Gurmat

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India is creating a ‘surveillance segregation’ state by tracking lower-caste workers

Workers are fighting back with what little power they have.

On Nov 4, 2022 by Sabah Gurmat

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The bombshell Meta report keeps unraveling

The Wire removed the report from its website.

On Oct 19, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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