2017: Clut­tered with fake news

Dis­torted forms of in­for­ma­tion be­come a trend on the in­ter­net based me­dia plat­forms across the world and In­dian space too turns into a junc­tion of im­ma­ture in­for­ma­tion.

Alive - - Content - by Pooja Ya­dav

From ‘fake cur­rency’ to ‘salt short­age’ to ‘ the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tions’ and many oth­ers from the fields of pol­i­tics and com­mu­nity based di­vi­sions, 2017 saw a storm of fab­ri­cated news that were cre­ated for var­i­ous me­dia plat­forms for a very fast in­creas­ing num­ber of con­sumers on the in­er­net.

2017 has be­come the year full of false news and gos­sips - some real and some fake. The grad­ual rise in dig­i­tal and so­cial me­dia plat­forms has made it pos­si­ble for some peo­ple to mis­guide the pub­lic opin­ion in gen­eral. Ev­ery other day, we come across many news feeds that leave us dumb­struck. After the news of ‘cur­rency ex­change’ has hit the me­dia in 2016, many peo­ple started mis­us­ing the so­cial me­dia by spread­ing ru­mours of- new cur­rency notes in the mar­ket - GPS chip in 2000 ru­pee note and many oth­ers, which im­pact the pub­lic very much at least in the be­gin­ning.

Be­cause of some fake news cre­ators, mis­lead­ing

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