Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? | John Harris

Published: 13/05/2019
Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy? | John Harris
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutiny In 10 days’ time, two political dramas will reach their denouement, thanks to the votes of a combined total of about 1.3 billion people. At the heart of both will be a mess of questions about democracy in the online age, and how – or even if – we can act to preserve it. Elections to t

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