New Delhi: India's leading English language daily newspaper, Hindustan Times, which had started a special crowd-sourced national database of hate crimes, is losing its zeal for tracking hate.
Senior Hindustan Times staffers have been instructed by HT's Chief Content Officer (yes, they have such a post), Rajesh Mahapatra, that hate tracker tweets or hate tracker-related tweets are not to be retweeted any more.
Hate Tracker clearly was not to the liking of the BJP, the RSS and several saffron-tinged tentacles of the Sangh Parivar even though it was an equal opportunity offender when it comes to religious affiliations of those indulging in bigotry-related crimes.
Mahapatra is the second-in-command with the HT's editorial heirarchy who has a say on what goes and what does not into the media group's content.
‘Hate Tracker’ was a platform put in place by Bobby Ghosh, the Hindustan Times' recently relieved editor whose exit was announced by proprietor Shobhana Bhartia ...