In recent times, there has been a lot of debate about the steps necessary to curb the violent and harassing behavior of some users online. It is a welcome development. Considering the lived experiences of marginalized groups, the Internet is still a very unsafe space. Apart from direct attacks and abuse, a fundamental issue that makes the online space exclusionary for them is "epistemic violence", which has been historically constructed to support the interests of ruling classes. Epistemic violence is a widely debated topic in the academia. It is necessary to understand how the misrepresentation and stereotyping of marginalized sections has become a tool for privileged sections to oppress marginalised communities and to create and perpetuate psychological violence on their minds.

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