rashtriya swayamsewak sangh

Italian monuments to porn stars: Indian fake news is now plain absurd

Italian monuments to porn stars: Indian fake news is now plain absurd

The past month has seen many instances of evidently manufactured news.
How a vigilante Facebook group tried to get “anti-national” Indians fired and arrested

How a vigilante Facebook group tried to get “anti-national” Indians fired and arrested

The group amassed over 5,000 followers, but disappeared two days after it started.
Facebook takes down an Iran-based influence campaign that targeted Indians

Facebook takes down an Iran-based influence campaign that targeted Indians

Facebook has removed 783 pages, groups, and accounts tied to Iran for their “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” aimed at influencing public opinion in several countries, including…
US spymaster warns of religious violence ahead of Indian elections

US spymaster warns of religious violence ahead of Indian elections

India could see a spike in religious violence in the run up to the general elections, a top US intelligence official has warned. He has…
The downside of Narendra Modi’s social media savvy

The downside of Narendra Modi’s social media savvy

Media and social media will be major battlegrounds for political parties in the run-up to the 2019 general elections in India. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s…
The Bangladeshi fake-news campaign that Facebook removed shared content about India

The Bangladeshi fake-news campaign that Facebook removed shared content about India

Facebook and Twitter announced yesterday (Dec. 20) that they had removed up to 30 accounts for spreading coordinated misinformation from Bangladesh, just 10 days ahead…
An Iranian influence campaign has been targeting Indians on Twitter

An Iranian influence campaign has been targeting Indians on Twitter

For nearly two years, Indians have been targeted by a digital influence campaign that has likely been orchestrated by the Iranian state, or by actors…