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It said its reporter Deeksha Sharma had brought out a video that criticised Omprakash Mishra's viral song 'Bol na Aunty aau kya' whose lyrics were "sexist and misogynistic". This prompted a flurry of abusive comments and hate messages targeted at The Quint's staff, particularly Sharma, the organisation said in a press release.
The release said Sharma was also threatened with rape.
Attempts were allegedly made to hack into The Quint's servers and Content Management System (CMS) software.
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