Tek Fog: The story behind the story.
Last week, The Wire revealed the existence of a highly sophisticated secret app called ‘Tek Fog’, used by cyber troops affiliated with India’s ruling party to hijack major social media and encrypted messaging platforms. The 20-month-long investigation shows how the app automates hate and targeted harassment, spreads propaganda and is a marriage of big tech and dirty politics.
Read all the three parts of the investigation here -
Ayushman and I have met only once outside a local market in Noida before the Tek Fog investigation. Because of COVID-19, we couldn’t meet after. We know little about each other, likes or dislikes, and have no common friends.
The Tek Fog story was out there for people to pursue. Many of us knew the scale and impact of social media...
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