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Battles in 140 characters: In defence of trolls

Cyber supporters of the Communist Party of China and India's BJP are among the most aggressive

Rahul Jacob 

Rahul Jacob You really can pack a lot into 140 characters. A few weeks ago, I received this on Twitter: “Try to stop pedophilia in your religious institutions, Mr Jacob. Industrial level of pedophilia is alien to Ind which u ppl brought to Ind.” And this: “Wow, you are convert, so you are a beneficiary of foreign funds thru missionaries”. Both were responses to a column I wrote, arguing that attacks on dairy farmers who were Muslim and racist violence directed at African students, indefensible in themselves, were hurting the country’s image. I retweeted both ...

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Battles in 140 characters: In defence of trolls

Cyber supporters of the Communist Party of China and India's BJP are among the most aggressive

Cyber supporters of the Communist Party of China and India's BJP are among the most aggressive You really can pack a lot into 140 characters. A few weeks ago, I received this on Twitter: “Try to stop pedophilia in your religious institutions, Mr Jacob. Industrial level of pedophilia is alien to Ind which u ppl brought to Ind.” And this: “Wow, you are convert, so you are a beneficiary of foreign funds thru missionaries”. Both were responses to a column I wrote, arguing that attacks on dairy farmers who were Muslim and racist violence directed at African students, indefensible in themselves, were hurting the country’s image. I retweeted both ... image
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Battles in 140 characters: In defence of trolls

Cyber supporters of the Communist Party of China and India's BJP are among the most aggressive

You really can pack a lot into 140 characters. A few weeks ago, I received this on Twitter: “Try to stop pedophilia in your religious institutions, Mr Jacob. Industrial level of pedophilia is alien to Ind which u ppl brought to Ind.” And this: “Wow, you are convert, so you are a beneficiary of foreign funds thru missionaries”. Both were responses to a column I wrote, arguing that attacks on dairy farmers who were Muslim and racist violence directed at African students, indefensible in themselves, were hurting the country’s image. I retweeted both ...

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