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Every other Sunday, Juggernaut and the Indian Express come together to feature conversations with Juggernaut’s authors, bringing you the latest from the world of ideas in India.

Episode 8 September 23, 2018

Trolls and politics: Swati Chaturvedi on India’s online trolls

Twitter has become synonymous with trolling. A recent Bloomberg article claimed that, all over the world, governments are are fashioning digital hate mobs to squelch dissent. India is no different, awash with right-wing trolls who incite online communal tension and abuse, and sexually harass journalists, opposition politicians and anyone who questions them. But who are they? Why do they do what they do? And how are they organised? In an explosive investigation over two years, interviewing  top politicians, bureaucrats, marketeers and trolls, Swati Chaturvedi finally lifts the veil over this murky subject. Today on Talking Books, she’s in conversation with veteran journalist, MK Venu, talking about her book I Am A Troll.


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Trolls and politics: Swati Chaturvedi on India’s online trollsTwitter has become synonymous with trolling. A recent Bloomberg article claimed that, all over the world, governments are are fashioning digital hate mobs to squelch dissent. India is no different, awash with right-wing trolls who incite online communal tension and abuse, and sexually harass journalists, opposition politicians and anyone who questions them. But who are they? Why do they do what they do? And how are they organised? In an explosive investigation over two years, interviewing  top politicians, bureaucrats, marketeers and trolls, Swati Chaturvedi finally lifts the veil over this murky subject. Today on Talking Books, she's in conversation with veteran journalist, MK Venu, talking about her book I Am A Troll. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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