Decoding the role of mainstream and social media in the recent anti-Muslim violence in India · Global Voices

Anti-Muslim violence has been escalating in India with state-sponsored attacks on Muslims and open calls for genocide becoming increasingly common. On the other hand, through strategic campaigns and the dissemination of misinformation and propaganda on social media platforms and primetime news channels, right-wing groups have made Hindus believe in their victimhood. They have convinced the majority that the only way they can protect their rights and freedom is by eliminating Muslims from the country. “Hindus are under threat,” “Muslims should be treated as second class citizens,” and “Secularism marginalizes India’s Hindus” were the top narrative frames present in media items in the CMO research. Source: Decoding the role of mainstream and social media in the recent anti-Muslim violence in India · Global Voices