Online threats to award-winning Indian journalist Rana Ayyub have reached a dangerous level. In recent days she has been targeted with fake tweets falsely saying she has defended child rapists and said that Muslims are not safe in India. "Her face has been morphed in videos and content calling for her to be gang-raped 'if she didn’t stop talking against Hindus and [Narendra] Modi,'" according to the International Women's Media Foundation. And her address and personal phone number have been made public, opening the way for the cyber-attacks to become physical ones.
Posted on: April 27, 2018