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I stumbled on Indian Twitter a few months ago, and discovered hate at a level and volume, I’ve seldom encountered in the internet. It’s probably a window into what’s happening on closed forums like WhatsApp, but it is profoundly disturbing. If the hate does progress into real-life violence, social media networks like Twitter and WhatsApp are going to face a grim accounting.

If? No, this is already reality. People in India got lynched because of rumours spread via WhatsApp¹.

1: https://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-rumors-reportedly-led-to-...

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