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A man stands next to a poster of the movie ‘Article 370’ displayed at a theater in Guwahati, India. The movie is about the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a highly contested region in Northern India, and the film has been criticized for distorting history. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

How Modi is using TV, film and social media to sway voters in India’s election

On today’s Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast, political scientist Sikata Banerjee and cinema studies scholar Rakesh Sengupta explain how cinema and social media in India may be helping to sway voters.
A pro-Palestine protest outside the State Library of Victoria, where the Melbourne Writers Festival is held. Joel Carrett/AAP

Australian writers festivals are engulfed in controversy over the war in Gaza. How can they uphold their duty to public debate?

Writers festivals navigate the fraught frontier between social media’s echo chambers of outrage and the civilised public debate of the public square. What’s the way forward in this heated atmosphere?
Facebook renamed itself Meta in 2021, but the year was more notable for revelations about the company’s bad behavior. AP Photo/Tony Avelar

Facebook became Meta – and the company’s dangerous behavior came into sharp focus in 2021: 4 essential reads

Meta felt the heat in 2021 as whistleblower revelations, congressional ire and demands for data knocked the company back on its heels. Here’s a look at research into the problems Meta poses for society.

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