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Countering fake news menace

DNMUM418063 | 7/13/2018 | Author : NARENDER KUMAR | WC :930

Government needs to formulate a well thought-out strategy to fight cyber disinformation campaign
BY INVITATION
Jonathan Swift wrote in 1710 that, ‘Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after’. In 2018, the lies travel even faster than a decade earlier. Lies repeated through retweets and viral WhatsApp messages always make it look like an unquestionable truth. If a lie is repeated, then it becomes the story, and a delay in response makes it even more credible. In this entire misinformation campaign, a liar still cares about the truth because he wants to conceal it from you and makes efforts to camouflage the facts with fiction. But the irony is that no matter how many rebuttals are registered in the digital age, no one has time to stop and correct the wrongdoings.
Cyber and social media is emerging as a most powerful tool to create insta
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