Opinion | How the internet could end up wrecking Indian democracy
Sadly, elections that were once about a country’s collective social agenda are now about disparate individual attitudes
Since the 2014 general elections, millions more have started accessing the internet in India. How will this huge increase in web access affect the 2019 general elections? Will the rapid spread of internet strengthen Indian democracy or weaken it? News from across the world has not been heart warming. The 2016 US presidential election and Brexit referendum are being cited as examples of the dubious role internet played in adversely impacting the outcome of elections.