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3 Questions to ask yourself to maintain your mental health online

We are 2 decades into the 21st century, and the world is growing increasingly digital. I remember discussions from our journalism class less than ten years back where we discussed the possibilities of citizen journalism and the internet for building a meaningful discourse in society. A single peek into any social networking site, and those …

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Telegram and the paradox of free speech

Telegram is a messaging app that presents an interesting riddle for our brains. When there were pro-democracy movements in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian ruler, blocked access for days on end to websites and messaging services, but Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, ensured that Telegram remained online. In oppressive regimes, Telegram helps pro-democracy protestors. …

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