(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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- The webinar focuses on how various important stakeholders are trying to assuage fears and ensure that Indians get authentic information.
- Understanding the threat that fake news poses to the society
- The pandemic saw the rise of a wide variety of fake news categories including promotion of homemade remedies to cure COVID, false reporting on the number of cases and deaths and vaccine conspiracy theories. The webinar will discuss on how to deal with this rising menace of fake news.
- Several factors have been implicated in the spread of fake news, such as political polarization, post-truth politics, motivated reasoning, confirmation bias, and social media algorithms. How can one reduce the spread of such news?
Shivnath Thukral Public Policy Director at WhatsApp Inc. India
Dr Chandrakant Lahariya Public Policy and Health Systems Expert
Dr Gagandeep Kang virologist and professor in CMC Vellore