National head, sales and marketing, Eenadu Group
WESTERN MEDIA IS PLAGUED WITH FAKE NEWS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. IN INDIA, IT’S PRIMARILY because of WhatsApp… there are people out there who want to ‘create’ news.
Within the news medium, the TV and online news players are keen to be the fastest ‘breaking news’ guys. Then there are the brick-andmortar newspaper brands that have more time to verify their news before publishing it.
For publishers like us, who are getting onto the online medium, there’s some kind of responsibility already fixed in the way we have been publishing news, in terms of verifying information. This is primarily because of the policies that govern newspaper journalism.