India Hate Lab (IHL)

Newslaundry: How citizen-led initiatives safeguard democracy, electoral process

Raqib Naik, a journalist and founder of  India Hate Lab and Hindutva Watch, said despite knowing about the prospective backlash, he felt the need to come up with a hate tracker project, and approach it in a “methodical way that employs journalistic rigour.”

“I noticed that there were a lot of videos of hate crimes that would come up on X but when you search for them a few weeks later, they are untraceable. Critical evidence like this would disappear within weeks,” he told Newslaundry.

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