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WhatsApp: Friend or Foe in the Age of Mass Media?

By Peter Morgan, Brittney Tolhurst, Michael Chantiri and Erin Grant We all know how powerful social media is, but what about WhatsApp? The less talked about but arguably more impactful little brother of Facebook. Whether it’s the app’s international reach or the false sense of privacy it instils, there is something about WhatsApp that weaves […]

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Party leader defends rape in India

Head of right-wing party Shiv Sena’s youth wing, Aaditya Thackeray. Photo: TheYuvaSena/Wikipedia   BY NAYANI DE SILVA   The extreme right wing political party Shiv Sena has claimed that rape accusations are “good weapons to seek personal revenge”. Shiv Sena, which is closely allied with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, has defended the Deputy […]