Founder and CEO scroll media (scroll.in)
WE SHOULD NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM OF FAKE NEWS TO BEGIN WITH BUT IT IS A REALITY TODAY. When it comes to fake news, I think there are two problems — a ‘soft’ problem and a ‘hard’ problem.
The soft problem can be handled by dealing with the inadvertent errors and rookie mistakes journalists make. This can be done by checking the sources and facts better before rushing to publish something… and by having more experienced people do the job.
The hard problem is re-building public/reader trust that has eroded. Also, when people say ‘fake news’, they often mean ‘news I don’t agree with’. But at the same time, yes, there really is fake news out there. So organisations are stuck between these two challenges.