Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy?

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutiny

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In India’s election race Narendra Modi isn’t the strongman the world assumes

The country’s massive diversity means the Hindu nationalist leader needs to do more than threaten war with Pakistan

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Labour must prepare itself now for a second referendum

A people’s vote will be painful and dangerous. But Labour should be ready – and avoid the mistakes of the 2016 campaign

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Myanmar’s jailing of journalists is a serious blow to press freedom

The media is under serious attack in many places, some close to home. We must be loud and persistent in our protests

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Sexy selfies may be lucrative – but they won’t overthrow the patriarchy

A study of #hot tags on Instagram says it’s about women maximising their lot, but nudity is about control by men

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Sajid Javid’s counter-terrorism plans risk Britain’s freedom

The new home secretary is close to capitulating to terrorism’s prime goal – undermining the liberties and dignities of the state

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My son has Down’s syndrome – and he belongs in a mainstream school

The success of the Finnish system is proof that inclusive education is best for all children, whether disabled or not

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After the Skripal attack, talk of war only plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands

Theresa May’s language in the wake of events in Salisbury has been unhelpful, given our history of provoking Russia

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Don’t make Muslims solely responsible for integration in the UK

The government needs to rethink its approach if there is to be any hope of a successful strategy for Muslim communities

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Enemies, traitors, saboteurs: how can we face the future with this anger in our politics?

The language we use in public and on social media has repercussions. The first step must greater civility

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My great-great-aunt was a terrorist: women’s politics went beyond the vote

Pritilata Waddedar fought the British in 1930s Bengal. Her actions reveal the diversity behind the suffrage story

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Amnesty workers tried as terrorists? This is the repressive new Turkey

My colleagues face a sham trial at the hands of a draconian government. Such scare tactics threaten Turkey’s future

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