The wannabe victims: India’s online right
The past 10 years have witnessed the rise of digital ideological warriors. Who are they and what motivates them?
The initial euphoria around social media as enablers of transformative citizen activism has given way to concerns about its propagandistic use
His first foray into the realm of political activism was the middle-class-led Indian Against Corruption (IAC) movement. “Until then, I was a hardcore techie," says a prominent member of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) IT cell in Karnataka, who declined to be identified. “We organized a 16km human chain built entirely by IT people", he proclaims with satisfaction. “Never before had we seen IT people coming out in the open and expressing their interest in political affairs".