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Brazil's own Donald Trump
Oct 30, 2018

Brazil's own Donald Trump

Like Trump’s campaign style, Bolsonaro has launched an effective social media campaign to reach out to ordinary Brazilians.

Building Indian Narratives and Battling New Militancy in Kashmir
Jul 26, 2021

Building Indian Narratives and Battling New Militancy in Kashmir

‘Us vs. Them’ narratives fuel conflicts and make them thrive. This brief examines the role of such narratives in impeding the path to peace and stability in Kashmir, especially in the current era of so-called ‘new militancy’ that is aided by social media. This brief explores how India should build a broad, collective identity in Kashmir—one that will supersede radicalism and a desire for secession. It outlines a history of past and curr

Connecting India!
May 09, 2017

Connecting India!

Let's manage the digital volcano. 2017 is the year of the user — a good time to pole vault, exponentially.

Countering Disinformation and Hate Speech Online: Regulation and User Behavioural Change
Jan 25, 2021

Countering Disinformation and Hate Speech Online: Regulation and User Behavioural Change

Social media platforms facilitate the sharing of information and enhance connectivity and civic engagement. At the same time, however, they are vulnerable to abuse by malicious actors who use the channels to spread misinformation and hateful and divisive content. Regulatory reforms must seek to align the utility of social media platforms with the welfare of citizens, while safeguarding the right to free speech. This paper explores the regulatory

Cyber Jihad: The biggest challenge in Kashmir
Jul 13, 2018

Cyber Jihad: The biggest challenge in Kashmir

A generalist attitude towards terrorist propaganda on social media will not work. A strategic narrative communicating the other side of the story need

Data localisation in emerging markets: The case of Turkey
Oct 07, 2020

Data localisation in emerging markets: The case of Turkey

Data localisation requirements under Turkish law have so far been sector-specific and, hence, limited in scope.

Decentralised social networks and consumer agency
Jan 27, 2023

Decentralised social networks and consumer agency

Social media and networking is also being scrutinised in the wake new data privacy laws

Deciphering AI-powered content moderation: Approaches, constraints, and future horizons
Jan 31, 2024

Deciphering AI-powered content moderation: Approaches, constraints, and future horizons

Content moderation practises increasingly rely on AI-powered automated moderation tools. There are a few exaggerated fears about the inefficacy of AI-

Decoding crucial trends from the Maldives’ Presidential elections
Sep 16, 2023

Decoding crucial trends from the Maldives’ Presidential elections

As Maldives heads to the second round of elections, uncertainty looms large for the island nation

Digital democracies: Drawing battle lines in the sand
Jan 15, 2022

Digital democracies: Drawing battle lines in the sand

As technology is growing by leaps and bounds, and its interplay with democracy has magnified, is it time to place regulations on digital democracy?

Diplomacy and Image-Building: India Rides on its Soft Power
May 24, 2023

Diplomacy and Image-Building: India Rides on its Soft Power

India has projected its soft power for centuries, long before the concept was even defined by political analysts. In the past decade, the country wielded its soft power in a more systematic way in the practice of diplomacy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in power since 2014, is becoming known for his passionate use of India’s soft-power assets through both an effective media management strategy and an intelligent use of social media. This Brief

Diplomacy is another victim of the virus
Apr 28, 2020

Diplomacy is another victim of the virus

China’s “wolf warriors” are just responding to pressures that envoys everywhere are feeling in the age of social media.

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies
Apr 30, 2024

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies

China’s growing influence operations necessitates the implementation of proper measures to ensure election security

Entry of youth in Nepalese politics: Will they bring change?
Dec 21, 2022

Entry of youth in Nepalese politics: Will they bring change?

The entry of the youth and the new political parties into Nepalese politics is a welcome development as people become disenchanted with old leaders

Examining economic boycotts: The case of the Israel-Palestine conflict
May 14, 2024

Examining economic boycotts: The case of the Israel-Palestine conflict

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has gained momentum as more people protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza by boycotting Isra

From the Root to the STEM: Can tech solve India’s tech talent problem?
Apr 27, 2023

From the Root to the STEM: Can tech solve India’s tech talent problem?

The tech industry in India has a major gender imbalance. Can AI be leveraged to mitigate this issue?

Gender-based violence in private online spaces
Jun 23, 2022

Gender-based violence in private online spaces

With increasing gender-based violence in online spaces, the need of the hour is to have holistic user protection.

Here’s what young Indians really want from life
Oct 06, 2018

Here’s what young Indians really want from life

Young Indians are ambitious and show greater autonomy in their career decisions.

History of the internet and the future of inclusive communities: A case study
Oct 18, 2021

History of the internet and the future of inclusive communities: A case study

Delving into the future of the Web and going beyond traditional social media platforms to study the new inclusive platforms of the future

How dissent is prosecuted in Bangladesh
Oct 05, 2019

How dissent is prosecuted in Bangladesh

In the last few years, the administration in Dhaka has brought a number of cases against poets, journalists and activists who have taken to social med

How fake news is complicating India’s war against COVID-19
May 13, 2020

How fake news is complicating India’s war against COVID-19

Many would not have imagined fake news becoming a major menace in the time of life-threatening pandemic. Yet, this has become business as usual in Ind

How much surveillance does a country need?
Jul 20, 2013

How much surveillance does a country need?

Terrorists have taken to the use of social media networks in a big way. This brings us back to the old dilemma of how much data is information and how much information is adequate intelligence. The other dilemma is how much surveillance is enough for security. The third dilemma is how much liberty is to be sacrificed for security.

ICMR study on sudden deaths among youth
Dec 04, 2023

ICMR study on sudden deaths among youth

A recent paper by the Indian Council of Medical Research puts the popular theories linking the COVID-19 vaccination and the rise in sudden deaths amon

India’s Irritation With China Grows
Aug 30, 2022

India’s Irritation With China Grows

The Indian and Chinese diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka sparred on social media over the visit of a Chinese military research vessel to the island nation.

India’s ‘true gesture of goodwill’ towards Maldives
May 21, 2024

India’s ‘true gesture of goodwill’ towards Maldives

Despite turbulent ties with Maldives, India recently extended budgetary support of nearly US$ 50 million

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad
Jan 19, 2024

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad

Chances are that the tit-for-tat exchange between Iran and Pakistan will not escalate; neither side wants nor can afford an open conflict

Is deplatforming the answer to countering hate-speech?
Jan 24, 2021

Is deplatforming the answer to countering hate-speech?

A flawed business model that monetises hate and finds it more lucrative to polarise opinions — rather than bridge them — needs to be upended, befo

Israel's growing public diplomacy focus on Asia and new media
Jul 20, 2017

Israel's growing public diplomacy focus on Asia and new media

The thirst of developing countries to copy Israel's model of success — that some say “Jewish Success Story" — needs focus on technology.

Koo’s chirps won't silence the blue bird
Feb 25, 2021

Koo’s chirps won't silence the blue bird

Koo and Parler or Gab are operating under different socio-cultural contexts with differing implications on how users understand and utilise social med

Media more swayed by commercial interests, says expert
Mar 09, 2014

Media more swayed by commercial interests, says expert

The "old, new and the social media" in India are "swayed less by ideology and more by commercial interests," according to a senior media professor, Dr Maya Ranganathan.

Mental Health and Technology: The Case of Africa
Aug 14, 2023

Mental Health and Technology: The Case of Africa

The growing concern for mental health has only heightened in the past two years, amidst the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. This brief tells the story of Africa where, in many communities, the subject of mental health can often be a taboo. It discusses the role of the internet in helping individuals manage their mental health issues, while at the same time, posing its own challenges, especially those related to extensive use of social media.

Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter
Aug 28, 2014

Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift within India's mainstream press.

New knowledge paradigms for Tech and I: Toward a more ethical digital society
Jun 06, 2019

New knowledge paradigms for Tech and I: Toward a more ethical digital society

Measuring the proportion of internet users globally is done in disparate ways, and even those who have some degree of access may not have meaningful a

One year since the Christchurch Call to Action: A Review
May 24, 2023

One year since the Christchurch Call to Action: A Review

This brief analyses the impact of the Christchurch Call to Action, issued to gather countries and technology companies to stop the use of the internet for disseminating violent extremist content. The Call was the result of a summit organised shortly after a terrorist attack in New Zealand in March 2019. This brief finds that the Call lacks clear conceptual definitions and is singularly focused on social media platforms. It also raises questions a

Open-Source Intelligence Has Arrived
Oct 04, 2023

Open-Source Intelligence Has Arrived

The concept of ‘intelligence’ immediately brings to mind a covert world of spies, secrets, and classified documents. That might have been true in the past, but in the current age, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) is gaining prominence. OSINT is intelligence based on information that is publicly available and processed by any interested party, and complements traditional intelligence while providing greater situational awareness to a range of

Our Digital Age and the Exercise and Contestation of Power
Mar 11, 2024

Our Digital Age and the Exercise and Contestation of Power

Over the last 30 years, digital innovation has been met with vacillating opinions on whether technology is emancipatory or tends to benefit those with political and/or economic power. In the context of innovations in AI in the early 2020s, this brief tackles the question: In a digital age, what is new in who exercises power over whom? It focuses on the power of States in relation to both citizens and territory, and outlines four areas where funda

Overcoming social distancing blues
Mar 23, 2020

Overcoming social distancing blues

Selective social networks and active social media engagement can minimise the mental health effects of COVID-19-induced isolation

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy
Apr 29, 2020

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy

The formation of ‘The Resistance Front’ should be seen as an attempt to consolidate strengths, manpower, weaponry, and training of various militan

Pakistan: People’s protests unnerves deep state
Jan 17, 2024

Pakistan: People’s protests unnerves deep state

With protests breaking out across Pakistan, it has become clear that the Pakistan Army’s power over the people is eroding

Reel v/s real: Examining anti-India sentiments in Bangladesh
May 14, 2024

Reel v/s real: Examining anti-India sentiments in Bangladesh

The credibility of the 'anti-India' sentiments emerging in Bangladesh warrants scrutiny, as reality portrays a different narrative from what is depict

Responding to the arrival of Artificial Intelligence
Dec 06, 2016

Responding to the arrival of Artificial Intelligence

The progress of AI has been attributed to three main factors — the availability of Big Data from sources such as social media, e-commerce, governmen