The politics of Facebook
With the social media becoming an important political battleground, is Facebook affecting friendships and trying to influence our political leanings?
NEW DELHI :
When social activist Uthara Narayanan, 32, posted an innocuous article link on the Gujarat riots on Facebook in January, she was in for a surprise. An old friend from college fiercely defended Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, getting abrasive and personal in the post. “I had known her for more than 14 years and yet hadn’t seen this side to her," says Narayanan. “I didn’t realize when she had gone off and gotten such strong views on the debate."