“Somehow, during his more recent years in Gujarat, Modi had managed to rebrand himself as a sunny, pro-business techno-­utopian, an abstemious leader with an intuitive grasp of 21st-century infrastructure and social media. An unnerving segment of the Indian and international elite seemed to buy this image. But the even more disturbing implication of Modi’s election was that tens of millions of Indians had voted enthusiastically for his original brand: for the virulently Islamophobic, authoritarian rhetoric that his party spewed through lesser officials and, sub rosa, on vast WhatsApp lists. In Delhi, it was hard to come face to face with this vast swath of India. But to do so, I didn’t have to go particularly far.” Mohammad Ali in Wired with a riveting piece on how the world’s largest democracy, has also become the world’s largest experiment in social-media-fueled terror: The Rise of a Hindu Vigilante in the Age of WhatsApp and Modi.