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Pulwama attack aftermath: Why it's a moment of reckoning for WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Google

Much has been theorised about how big tech and social media have disrupted societies across the world. The aftermath of Pulwama is this theory demonstrated in practice.

Silicon Valley, the exalted home of Google, Facebook and Twitter, is over 7,000 miles away from India. Yet, it is imperative for Silicon Valley, and its engineers sitting in its slick offices made of glass and aluminium, that they take note of what India is going through after the Pulwama attack.

The aftermath of the attack is not just a moment of reckoning for India, its government, its security apparatus and its people. It also ought to be a moment of reckoning for Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Google.

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