In 10 days, Karnataka, one of India’s richest and fastest-growing states, will hold elections to its legislative assembly. Its 65 million population places it alongside the UK, France or Italy in size. In 2019, the whole of India will go to the polls to elect members to its parliament. Given the proven and documented instances of social media and the internet being used maliciously to target voters from countries like the US, France, Britain, Germany, and Norway, elections to the world’s largest and most raucous democracy would seem like the next stop for this virus.
And that the Indian government and constitutional authorities are well prepared to handle anything untoward, given their benefit of hindsight from observing other countries.