Media: Judge, Jury and Executioner

It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we can no longer hear the truth at all. What can we do then? – Valery Legosav, Chernobyl (2019) Jaideep Ahlawat as Hathi Ram Chaudhury in the critically acclaimed series Paataal Lok rambles on toContinue reading “Media: Judge, Jury and Executioner”

Fake News and Us – A Legal Perspective

The words of the Director of the World Health Organisation, Adhanom Ghebreyesus, say it all – “We are not just fighting an epidemic; we are fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus and is just as dangerous”. The COVID-19 crisis has not only opened our eyes towards the variousContinue reading “Fake News and Us – A Legal Perspective”

Fake Forwards: A Swarm of Hoax Reality

Fake forwards mean false news or misinformation spread unprecedently to intentionally or unintentionally deceive people. It also includes the term ‘unverified news’ under its ambit which essentially means that there might be a slight possibility that the news is true but is still being propagated around with no confirmation of authenticity of facts. Introduction InContinue reading “Fake Forwards: A Swarm of Hoax Reality”