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INDIA-WE NEED MORE THAN A GRIEVANCE OFFICER TO CURB FAKE NEWS

INDIA-WE NEED MORE THAN A GRIEVANCE OFFICER TO CURB FAKE NEWS
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By Neyaz Farooquee

The Hindustan Times-Oct 1

Appointing the grievance officer is certainly a step in right direction, but there are fundamental challenges ahead. The messaging platform WhatsApp has finally announced a grievance officer to report fake and malicious information, which has kept India worried for some time now. Clueless while dealing with the violence resulting supposedly due to fake messages, the government had been reasoning with the massaging platform to do more to trace the origin of fake messages, which the Facebook-owned platform says it can’t because the messages are encrypted.

Read more at: https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/we-would-need-more-than-a-grievance-officer-to-curb-fake-news/story-ZyC7IcyIEgkqAARYPUzj4I.html

First published in: The Hindustan Times

 

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