Nishant Shah is a professor of new media and the co-founder of The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
While we mourn the loss of connection with the moon, remembering a digital blackout closer home
Social media turns everything into a crisis, and a crisis into a spectacle.
It is contradictory and confusing as it amplifies as well as destabilises the order of things.
Concerns about privacy, aimed solely at users, are better directed at owners of digital infrastructure.
The moon landing deniers were the original fake news propagandists. Only, they didn’t have the internet.
Facebook’s Libra is designed to take control of our digital lives.
Cyberbullying is the dangerous new normal.
The legacy that Grumpy Cat leaves behind.
Fifteen seconds is all that will take for TikTok to own you.
How to spot the influencer in your politics.
In the poll season, social media platforms thrive on wounded outrage disguised as politics.
The problem with Facebook’s recent shout-out for collective social responsibility.
The day when three social-media apps refused to load.
The information overload of social media sharing can make us act against our better judgement.
A weekend without the internet shows just how much control we surrender to online chatter.
Technological control of fake news is impossible if we remain eager to hate.
The proposed new internet bill is as repressive as the worst of Chinese restrictions. The new intermediaries liability and content monitoring act that will become a law in February, unquestioningly expand the remit of the government.
But for that we have to recognise that the woman who says #MeToo is not just a flat, digital image.
It’s time to replace the schizophrenic need for variety with ingenuity — the truthiness of the information.
Our love for #foodporn makes us blind to the politics of food.