What’s com­mon be­tween fake news and na­tion­al­ism?

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Well, a lot, re­veals a BBC re­search study. An ex­ten­sive re­search was con­ducted by the BBC in In­dia, Kenya, and Nige­ria into the way or­di­nary ci­ti­zens en­gage with and spread fake news. The study also stated that emo­tions of­ten over­rule rea­son when peo­ple share fake news. Here are some In­dia find­ings...

Na­tion­al­ism and na­tion-build­ing are the drive be­hind shar­ing fake news There is an over­lap be­tween fake news and pro-modi po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­ity

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