WhatsApp row: Much ado about nothing – probing IT and information network

By Pramod Ranjan* The world's biggest messenger company, WhatsApp, is the midst of a big row. Before dwelling deeper into the issue, let us have an overview of what is being said in the matter. What is the controversy? On 4 January 2021, WhatsApp issued its new terms of servicei which said that henceforth the … Continue reading WhatsApp row: Much ado about nothing – probing IT and information network

From apathy to early awareness: Solving misinformation democratically

This photo illustration shows an Indian newspaper vendor reading a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information, in New Delhi on July 10, 2018. - Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp on July 10 published full-page advertisements in Indian dailies in a bid to counter fake information that has … Continue reading From apathy to early awareness: Solving misinformation democratically

Crusaders of change: A Conversation with the founders of AltNews

By Shruti Uikey* Fake news has emerged a new menace, whose purveyors proclaim themselves as journalists and taint this noble profession. -- Ram Nath Kovind In the context to understand the menace of spread of disinformation and the negative consequences of it, a group of 3 students from IIM Ahmedabad moved into an interview with … Continue reading Crusaders of change: A Conversation with the founders of AltNews

Echo chambers and filter bubbles: The mechanics of misinformation

By Gauri Sharma* The media ecosystem of India has been witnessing a shift towards more sensational, short-form news often reported in a manner that incites emotions. As attention spans decrease and the need for quick gratification rises among consumers, journalism that presents very little legitimate, well-researched news along with eye-catching headlines is increasingly distributed to … Continue reading Echo chambers and filter bubbles: The mechanics of misinformation