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Sick: Women “Auctioned Like Cattle” on Social Media App

On New Year’s Day, Hasiba Amin was enjoying some quality time with her family in Delhi, India. But in the afternoon, she decided to check her phone, instantly ruining the happy family get-together for her.

That’s when Amin saw that she’d received a flood of disturbing text messages from friends warning that her photo had been featured on the “Bulli Bai” app…

“Bulli Bai” is a phrase that combines vulgar slang for the word “penis” in southern India with a word common in northern India meaning “maid,” according to Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of Indian fact-checking website Alt News, per CNN…

Users “offered their price” for the women by sharing their profiles to Twitter in quote tweets, Amin said. “The commentary was very sexual in nature, extremely explicit,” she explained. “They were also very classist and Islamophobic.” Read more…

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