No products in the cart!
Please make your choice.View all catalog
Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, the government of countries facing another big problem. It is the fake news spreading among the people through social media platforms. Government officials and the World Health Organization reached out to those social media platforms to stop fake news and invalid information.
However, it is much harder to do it than saying when it comes to practice with millions of users on all these Internet platforms. Besides, when people started staying inside the home, they started to make their own conclusions for the outside world which currently they are a little bit unaware of.
With everything already happening inside a human being’s mind and his reckless thoughts, there was a boost from those mainstream media and news portals for those fake news.
At last, one of the fact-checking platform Boom came up with a result of the check they conducted in India. About 178 facts were checked and it found out that 68 of them from Facebook, 28 from WhatsApp, and a contribution of 26 from Twitter.
It got clear that most of the fact checks related to COVID-19 were communal rumors. It was a problem within the country when few people from Nizamudeen, Delhi Muslims t tested positive for coronavirus. Some people and the media started blaming Muslims like it was their fault which caused the spread of the virus. Some others said Muslims are trying to spread it across the country.
That kind of fake ideas and rumors increased in April. After all, according to the analysis by Boom shows that 35% of the fake and misleading news spread through videos, 29.4% of images and text forms alongside 2.2% of audio clips. Besides, out of 178 checked facts, 4% of those fake news were from reputed mainstream news platforms.
It is also noted that in that 4% of fake news contributions from mainstream media. Most of them were against a particular community. Many of the other countries including the gulf regions also came up with hashtags against fake rumors in India against a community just because they had found some positive cases in them.
This was not the first time the organization doing a fact check on issues in India. They did their first fact check on January 25. The issues they did a fact check includes the Delhi assembly election, Donald Trump’s Indian visit, and anti-CAA riots happened in Delhi.
The government is more careful now and issued a strict advisory for social media platforms to look after such kind of fake rumors and news.
Also, Read. Way Back to Home: Fly for Free, Pay for Trains?
You should select subscription list in your builder component