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Dear Pari, India’s first narrative podcast on adoption hosted by parents Rakesh and Priya, will take the listeners through their journey of adopting their daughter while discussing pertinent issues. Parents, adoptees, government officials, anti-trafficking experts on child adoption are part of this series. This series is brought to you by Suno India, a podcast platform for issues that matter. Subscribe on www.sunoindia.in

Episode 8 – Turning Missed Calls into Votes

Cambridge Analytica is popularly known to influence voters across the world, including US elections of 2016 and UK leave EU referendum, using personal data. It is said Cambridge Analytica had around 5000 attributes of every voter, collected from social media and other private data brokers. Cambridge Analytica used this information to micro-target political advertisements to voters, essentially telling them what they wanted to hear based on their data. The BJP has initiated a missed call campaign to show support to the citizenship amendment bill. Usually these are data collection excercises to know supporters and micro-target them with more dis-information & misinformation. In this episode Shivam Shankar Singh, a Political Analyst and author of “How to Win an Indian Election: What Political Parties Don’t want you to Know" talks in detail about the misuse of data and social media by political parties.

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Srinivas Kodali
Interdisciplinary Researcher, (Data, Governance and Internet)

Episode 8 – Turning Missed Calls into Votes