India’s Two Bullies Silencing Dissent | Tech Breakdown Episode 4
In this dispatch of Tech Breakdown, Manasa Narayanan and Rana Ayyub discuss India's social media landscape. How is social media being weaponized by the Indian government to silence critics like Ayyub? What does this harassment look like? Is Big Tech just indifferent to the hate and violence against minorities or is it actively colluding with the Indian government? What has been the repercussions of such digital authoritarianism for civil society at large?
Rana Ayyub is an investigative journalist and global opinions contributing writer with The Washington Post. She has received several awards and recognitions for her journalism, and she recently spoke at the Nobel Prize Summit for Truth, Trust and Hope on the how misinformation threatens our democratic systems. She is also a board member with the Real Facebook Oversight Board.