As the images used in the book are taken from print and other media, the quality is not always consistent Pratik Sinha, Dr Sumaiya Shaikh, Arjun Sidharth ...
Author: P. Sinha
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Political Science
The propaganda of misinformation and hoaxes disseminated through print, graphics, and social media have altered the social landscape of this country. Not only has it led to multiple cases of lynching, mob violence, defamation, and riots, fake news also poses a serious threat to Indian democracy and its electoral policies. This book is an anthology of essays that expose the machinery behind the circulation of fake news, to be edited by Pratik Sinha, Sumaiya Shaikh and Arjun Sidharth from Alt News, a fact-checking website that debunks false information. To be released ahead of the elections in 2019, this volume with a foreword by noted journalist Ravish Kumar, will establish how dishonest information is spread, who is behind it, and how the ordinary reader can detect such misinformation.