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Are Tech Platforms Doing Enough to Combat ‘Super Disinformers’?

This is an expert from an op-ed published on TheQuint. On 2 December, Twitter labeled multiple tweets – including one by the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s IT Cell Amit Malviya – which included an edited video clip from...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 26 : Of Anti-vaxxing eloquent, doom profiting, political superspreaders and the ‘Right’ kind of social media

This is an excerpt from Edition 26 of MisDisMal-Information:  For the complete edition, go to: Of Anti-vaxxing eloquent, doom profiting, political superspreaders and the ‘Right’ kind of social media Anti-vaxxing Eloquence Let me start with asking you a question. Do you...

The wrong way to regulate disinformation

This article originally appeared in Deccan Herald. When the Kerala Governor signed a controversial Ordinance, now withdrawn, proposing amendments to the Kerala Police Act, there was understandably a significant amount of criticism and ire directed at the state government for...

All Things Policy: How Not To Regulate Disinformation

The Kerala State government has backed down from amending its Police Act to include imprisonment for social media posts considered “offensive” or “defamatory”. But different efforts to tackle disinformation across the country throughout 2020 indicate that we risk short-term responses...

Of regulating information and disorder: MisDisMal-Information Edition 25

This is an excerpt from edition 25 of MisDisMal-Information (Of regulating information and disorder)– For the complete edition, go here. There was a lot of concern over the weekend as Kerala’s Governor gave his assent to an ordinance to amend the Kerala...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 23

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 23 is reproduced below. Of letting bycotts be boycotts, banned if you don’t, Q-A-going-going-gone? Let bycotts be boycotts? No, that’s not a typo, bycotts are a thing (see image)👇 And I...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 22

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 22 is reproduced below. Of Q-A-Gone, Laughter, Models and Roles Q-A-gone This is one of the few occasions I won’t be starting off with an India-centric bit. And while the context...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 21

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 21 is reproduced below. Of Humour, Framing, Tin-foil pyramids and Bot-ching Democracy Conspiracies, Rumour and Humour Just a joke, or not just a joke? Framing counts From 28th September – 2nd...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 20

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 20 is reproduced below. Of Farmers, CBI, Love and other drugs Farmers and CBI Unfolding Note: This section contains a lot of images. So if you have image rendering blocked in...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 19

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 19 is reproduced below. The State of Information Disorder Responses Ok, let’s dive in. I’ve been spending some time trying to understand how various countries (~30) around the world are responding...
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