It’s not just WhatsApp – India’s fake news problem plagues several popular social networks


You can’t discuss the ‘fake news’ phenomenon in India without
bringing up WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging service has been
constantly under fire after several people were lynched across the
country over a misleading video that did the rounds for a year. The
platform had to set up a team for India and run multiple programs
to educate people about fighting the spread of misinformation. With
India’s assembly elections just around the corner, the company
has a tough year ahead in ensuring its platform isn’t exploited
to lead voters astray. But WhatsApp isn’t the only platform
plagued by propaganda, fake news,…


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It’s not just WhatsApp – India’s fake news problem plagues several popular social networks