Main content

India's First Social Media Elections

India's elections: Facebook and Twitter are playing a key role, so much so that these are being described as the country's first digital elections.

Facebook and Twitter are playing a key role in India's general elections, so much so that these are being described as the country's first digital elections. Shilpa Kannan has a special report.

Also on the programme, William Easterly, economics professor at New York University, tells us why he's written a book arguing that some international aid "disrespects the poor". And Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters' technology correspondent, explains why modern-day piracy on the high seas is all about computer hacking.

Available now

18 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 May 2014 07:32GMT

Broadcast

How the 2008 crash shaped our world

How the 2008 crash shaped our world

Stories from people involved in the crash and how its effects are still felt today

Business Daily Podcast

Business Daily Podcast

Download every programme.

Podcast