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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