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Anti-social media? Twitter, Facebook face government battering ram in the era of narrative warfare

For India and Pakistan, with giant populations transfixed on issues of identity, managing their brands online could not be more fundamental to their reality now and in the future.
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Farah Pandith, now a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, worked under Hillary Clinton at the US State Department as its First Special Representative to Muslim Communities. “In the 21st century, the power to control narratives and storytelling is a tactic that is essential for both state and non-state actors as they build their strategies to win,”
initiated by governments and by the companies themselves. [They should also] provide an avenue for appeal to users who believe that their speech was unduly restricted.” What about the growing threat of “insurgent content”? “This is not a resource issue,” says Pandith. “This is a leadership and design issue.” ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena and Mohammad Arshad)
Farah Pandith, now a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, worked under Hillary Clinton at the US State Department as its First Special Representative to Muslim Communities. “In the 21st century, the power to control narratives and storytelling is a tactic that is essential for both state and non-state actors as they build their strategies to win,” initiated by governments and by the companies themselves. [They should also] provide an avenue for appeal to users who believe that their speech was unduly restricted.” What about the growing threat of “insurgent content”? “This is not a resource issue,” says Pandith. “This is a leadership and design issue.” ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena and Mohammad Arshad)

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