Hafta 439: Government collaborating with influencers, Uniform Civil Code

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhindandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, and Raman Kirpal are joined by online content creators Akash Banerjee and Madri Kakoti. 

On influencers partnering with the government, Akash aka The Deshbhakt says, “Creators who previously stayed away from politics are conducting a string of interviews with a particular party.” Madri, better known online as Dr Medusa, says this is “worrisome”: “One would not know where to draw the line. The propaganda is being pushed in very softly.”

The panel also discusses Modi’s mega-push for a Uniform Civil Code and how it might be used to target a specific community.

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