In a 2-year investigation into the operation of an app called Tek Fog, The Wire obtained information about how the app was used by political parties in India to hijack online styles, as well as create hate and automated social media and messaging forums such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
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According to an investigation by Ayushman Kaul and Devesh Kumar, here are three shocking features of the Tek Fog app verified by The Wire:
The investigation details the links between a specific political organisation and Tek Fog
The investigation reveals evidence and draws links that highlight the role of Persistent Systems, a publicly-traded technology services company, in operating the app. According to The Wire, Persistent Systems declined to comment on the piece before it was published.