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Who will tackle fake news crisis?

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS TOLD TO MAN UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY SOCIAL media giants need to monitor their content better to stop the spread of fake news that can spread “resentment and anger” between communities, ex­perts have urged. They have also called for tougher libel laws to punish people who post false mes­sages and doctored images on websites and phone apps, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. In June, Abijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were beaten to death by a mob in the Indian state of Assam following WhatsApp ru­mours over child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ask…

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