INDIA-STOP THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF MISINFORMATION
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The Hindustan Times-Oct 18
About a decade ago, an infant social media almost brought about democratic revolutions in countries such as Egypt, Iran and Tunisia, by connecting people and allowing an exchange of ideas in unprecedented ways. But as it grows in its reach, influence and sophistication, it is, in many ways, posing a challenge for the functioning of democracies — which are yet to formulate an apt response to the crisis. From individual privacy, large data breaches to social manipulation, the charges against social media have grown to subvert democracy itself.
First published in: The Hindustan Times