Techno-fascism in the 21st century

FL18JAYATI2_2757897gJayati Ghosh writes in the Frontline that communication and surveillance technologies, which are increasingly being used by governments with fascist inclinations, have dramatically increased their potential to spread divisive and destructive messages.

To say the happenings in India, including a national university in the nation’s capital and the courts, reflect the rise of fascism is to state the obvious. Some will argue that similar tendencies have been evident in different parts of the country for some time now, as state-sponsored mob violence has been unleashed on those who dissent from state actions with the intention of terrorising them into submission. But the much higher levels of aggression displayed by the instigators and perpetrators of violence and the apparent impunity they enjoy suggest that we are now at a qualitatively different stage.

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