For whom the bell trolls: Eventually, dear reader, it will be for you

Indian media is paying a heavy troll tax

Mitali Saran

The biggest development the BJP has brought to India has been the online right-wing troll mob. Skip this whole column if you know all about it; it’s for those who don’t get what the fuss is about.  The right wing troll army is tasked with fanning Hindutva, and discrediting those parts of the news media and those individuals that haven’t already discredited themselves by rolling over before the Modi government. It does so through insult, misinformation, a spurious insistence on ‘data’, and straight up lies. Trolls trade on collective speech and ...