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AIPC (South Delhi Chapter) held it’s 2nd successful Straight Talk on Fighting Fake News

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

All India Professionals’ Congress- South Delhi Chapter hosted the 2nd edition of its talk show, Straight Talk recently in the capital on the increasing threat of fake news. Straight Talk intends to highlight issues that have been long ignored by holding a discussion on social, political and economic agenda to gain effective methods and practical solutions. The All India Professionals’ Congress (AIPC), India’s first political platform focuses on the needs and aspirations of working professionals in the country, after its first successful show, ‘Women First’ curated by AIPC South Delhi , the chapter members aim to bring forward the alarming issue of dissemination of fake information and news through various mediums. The discussion held focused on ways to combat the societal friction fueled by this propagandized type of news.

A rapidly emerging phenomenon, fake news plays an instrumental role in swaying public opinion during elections, creating civil disharmony and triggering mass destructive incidents of mob lynching. Its effects are more serious than seen on the surface. Read more

WhatsApp condemns the spread of Fake news on the platform, takes series of initiatives to curb this

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned messaging application in India responded to the Indian government, in directive to take measures to check the spread of irresponsible and explosive messages on its platform which have led to unfortunate acts of violence and lynching in the country. In a letter dated July 3, 2018 to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), it highlighted several measures that it will be implementing to prevent the misuse of platform in the country by introducing relevant features on the application.

“WhatsApp cares deeply about people’s safety and their ability to freely communicate. We don’t want our services used to spread harmful misinformation and believe this is a challenge that companies and societies should address. For example, we recently made a number of updates to our group chats and will be stepping up efforts to help people spot false news and hoaxes,” said a WhatsApp Spokesperson in a statement. Read more