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Tuesday June 25, 2024

Guardians of democracy

By News Desk
June 11, 2024
Guardians of democracy

In India, in previous national elections PM Narendra Modi’s party, the BJP, dominated the social media space. But in the 2024 elections the scenario was different. Indian YouTubers appear to have played a significant role in snatching that space out of the BJP’s grip. Indian Youtubers like Dhruv Rathee are often doing the things mainstream media should do; checking facts and holding the state, particularly the Modi administration, to account. There seems to be a power shift happening in the media universe and the impact is noticeable.

Shafi Ahmed Khowaja

Hyderabad