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Social media and disaster preparedness — an ORF-CSIS report
Feb 10, 2017

Social media and disaster preparedness — an ORF-CSIS report

The availability of big data during disasters, in the hands of technology companies can be analysed both real-time and historically to inform best pra

Social Media and Political Leaders: An Exploratory Analysis
Jul 21, 2023

Social Media and Political Leaders: An Exploratory Analysis

Politicians have always used the media to communicate with the electorate. What makes social media unique is the scale, speed, and minimal cost at which leaders can do this task. This paper analyses the relationship between political leaders and the microblogging site, Twitter. It provides a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the use of Twitter by two contemporary Indian political leaders—Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. It describ

Social Media and Politics
Apr 08, 2014

Social Media and Politics

ORF hosted a panel discussion on "Social Media and Politics", based on Shaili Chopra's book, The Big Connect: Politics in the Age of Social Media.

Social media and politics in Africa: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Jun 07, 2019

Social media and politics in Africa: The good, the bad, and the ugly

As significant as the surge of multiparty politics has been, the decade since a social media boom started in Africa is driving even more transformatio

Social media as the new courtroom for justice — a debate
Feb 25, 2019

Social media as the new courtroom for justice — a debate

Students spoke about the potential of social media in espousing causes like Arab Spring and #MeToo movements, and the Nirbhaya rape case.

Social media becomes the scapegoat in India
Oct 08, 2013

Social media becomes the scapegoat in India

Hate speech, law and order, and mass panic are realities India's states have been living with for years. It would appear that, in dealing with free expression on the internet, India's politicians seem to err on the side of control. Perhaps the next election is not just about the economy, but equally about the Indian citizens freedom of expression and freedom from control.

Social media finally has its campaign in the sun
Jan 07, 2014

Social media finally has its campaign in the sun

Irrespective of whether AAP delivers on all its promises or is somehow muscled out of office in a few months, it has proven something to all Indian media watchers. Social media buzz has helped in shaping the agenda for India's largest and most important city, making a newly formed political party into a serious player in just over a year.

Can competition tools fix social media?
Oct 13, 2021

Can competition tools fix social media?

Replacing tech authoritarianism with state overreach will only exacerbate problems plaguing social media platforms

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics
Feb 22, 2024

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics

Amidst the war in Gaza, the surge of alternative news media outlets and social media has significantly bolstered support for the Palestinian cause

Gender and Identity on Social Media
Sep 13, 2023

Gender and Identity on Social Media

This Issue Brief looks at the world of digital spaces and analyses issues such as the politics of silencing women; propriety; and health and gender-specific vulnerabilities.

Government should not regulate social media
Nov 14, 2019

Government should not regulate social media

Online discussions simply mirror what is already happening in the society. A strong enforcement of rule of law will allow greater freedom of expressio

Ideological shift, public support and social media: The ‘New’ in Kashmir’s ‘New Militancy’
Jan 10, 2020

Ideological shift, public support and social media: The ‘New’ in Kashmir’s ‘New Militancy’

The new militant movement in Kashmir, which began with Burhan Wani in the southern areas, has escalated the conflict in the Valley. While militancy is not new in Kashmir, the Pulwama attack put the conflict back on the radar of the international community. This paper examines the changing nature of militancy in Kashmir, specifically with regard to training, recruitment patterns and the use of social media, public support for militants, and an app

India elections and the social media
May 21, 2014

India elections and the social media

India's online population is small as compared to its offline population - about 213 million users to 1.2 billion people - but it is growing. Though these figures expand and contract depending on whom you ask, we do know that 33 million are on Twitter and Facebook has hit the 100 million-user mark.

LeT's social media warfare
Jul 03, 2013

LeT's social media warfare

Lashkar-e-Tayyeba is rapidly expanding its presence and influence in the social media networks. The group is using these networks to recruit tech-savvy younger generation not only from Pakistan but also from the Pakistani diaspora.

Straddling free speech and censorship: What social media should do to stay afloat
Dec 30, 2020

Straddling free speech and censorship: What social media should do to stay afloat

Social media is straddling between saving freedoms at one end, and censoring content by restricting access to extremist groups and those who are poten

Toxic trolls: How can we protect women on social media?
Mar 13, 2021

Toxic trolls: How can we protect women on social media?

Peer pressure is the single most effective tool for building successful platforms that encourage women’s participation without fear.

Why regulating social media will not solve online hate speech
Aug 16, 2019

Why regulating social media will not solve online hate speech

A violent movement is nourished by the cultural milieu available to it, something that regulating content or fact checks cannot tackle.

10 themes that will dominate headlines in 2018
Jan 02, 2018

10 themes that will dominate headlines in 2018

If 2017 saw the rise of the ‘spin’ — any event or news was butchered and battered until it yielded a pre-determined narrative — 2018 will see

@realDonaldTrump: A brief history
Jan 11, 2021

@realDonaldTrump: A brief history

The rise and fall of a social media handle that went up in smoke, less than 12 years old.

A stress test for American democracy
Jan 21, 2021

A stress test for American democracy

The legacy of Trumpism must be undone if US democracy has to successfully graduate from its stress test.

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too
Jan 14, 2019

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too

The operational success of the security forces is commendable, but their real test would be against the hard-core and well-trained JeM and LeT terrori

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US
Aug 14, 2023

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US

Left-wing activism amongst young people in the United States is on the rise, in no small part aided by the internet and social media. The generation which demographic researchers refer to as ‘Gen-Z’—or those born between the mid- to late 1990s to the early 2010s—is becoming more politically engaged. This brief offers an intellectual history of modern-day leftist politics in the US, and argues that it is primarily driven by the pur

Analysing the current Chinese discourse on India
Jan 10, 2023

Analysing the current Chinese discourse on India

The Chinese side is of the opinion that the real conflict between China and India is not at the LAC but on the development front

Analysing the impact of the Taliban deal on jihadist violence in South Asia
Aug 24, 2020

Analysing the impact of the Taliban deal on jihadist violence in South Asia

This deal temporarily shields US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, but has directly harmed Afghan civilians, security forces and allies in the region.

Angels and Demons: Rescuing Kashmir
Sep 10, 2014

Angels and Demons: Rescuing Kashmir

The Indian Army and the much-vilified social media is coming to the rescue of hapless victims of unprecedented flood in J&K. The use of social media for malicious purposes is proven. The use of the medium to incite and radicalise is also rampant. Yet it is a force for good as we saw this past week. Challenge and vilify the user, do not condemn the tool.

Atlas Shrugged: The platform v. the state
Jan 14, 2021

Atlas Shrugged: The platform v. the state

The decisions social media platforms take about the content and users they host can affect livelihoods, political processes, and major public policy d