information technology

Social Media Hub or a Tool of Mass Surveillance?

A RECENT tender document inviting bidders to set up a Social Media Communication Hub for the ministry of information and broadcasting is the latest assault by the NDA government on the rights of the people of India. While the tender talks about the creation of a platform that will “power a real-time New Media Command Room” and help facilitate “creating a 360 degree view of the people who are creating buzz across various topics,” its real intention seems to be identifying and targeting dissenting social media space.

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