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Social media being abused to hack our democracy, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Lok Sabha

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Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that social media is being abused to “hack our democracy”.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said that social media is being abused to “hack our democracy”.

She said that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated to set political narratives in India.

“Global companies like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used to shape political narratives by leaders, parties and their proxies. This show the connivance of the ruling establishment with these social media platforms to set political narratives, which is not helpful for democracy and the democratic structure,” Sonia Gandhi said.

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