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Is it possible to use social media to promote trust between communities with a history of violence?

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Businesses have the opportunity to target 'specific micro-markets' as the recovery to the normal takes its own time

Chintan Girish Modi
How can social media be used to promote trust between communities with a history of violence? Is it even practical to imagine that a few digital tools will be able to combat the divisive propaganda unleashed by armies of paid trolls? What kind of strategies are being employed by online initiatives that hope to soften the antagonism towards inter-caste and inter-faith relationships? Two new Instagram-based curatorial projects might have some answers to offer.

“Project Anti-Caste, Love” led by actor-artist-activist Jyotsna Siddharth, collects and shares letters written by inter-caste couples, apart from offering relevant book, movie and television show recommendations, and hosting
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First Published: Nov 21 2020 | 12:46 AM IST

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