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Threats of fake news

Threats of fake news during Loksabha elections in India

With the decreasing price rate of smartphones and internet data, the number of smartphone users has rapidly increased.  Social media apps and websites have become a major source of sharing news and information.  Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter are some most popular social media apps and websites

But, these apps and websites are also being used for sending misinformation.  Such information being political in nature may be in the form in false news, photoshopped images, morphed audio or video, photo of the famous person tagged with a fake message or twit.

A large number of people whether urban or rural, are still new to smartphones.  They are unable to differentiate between fake and true news.  Such pieces of fake news are provocative and aggravating.  After reading them, we are filled with anger and hatred.

 

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Loksabha elections are being carried out in different phases in India.  Fake news circulated on social media platforms can influence the voters.  It is alleged that the presidential election of the USA in 2016 was influenced by the distribution of misguided information on social media apps and websites.

Our government in collaboration with social media platforms is taking stern action to curb the propagation of fake news.  These apps and websites trace for fake news and after verification delete such pieces of false news and information.  Persons involved in spreading fake news are booked under law.

As a responsible citizen, we can also take an active role to stop the spread of false news and information.

To like, forward or share any piece of news or information is considered to give consent to it.  So we should ignore such information which is provocative or hateful as it may be fake.

We must cross-verify any news or information through a trusted news website on the internet ahead of sharing it.  Similarly, we can verify the authenticity of an image by uploading it on google image.  If it shows no result or any source, the image is false and fabricated.

This is the season of loksabha election of the world’s largest democracy. we should not get influenced by such fake news and ensure that our valuable vote goes to the most appropriate candidate. 

 

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IAS topper, Kanishka Kataria

IAS topper credits to his girl-friend for the success

The result of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted in the year 2019 has been declared. Kanishka Kataria from Jaipur has topped the prestigious exam at his first attempt.

Earlier before, there have been several candidates who cracked the IAS exam at their first attempt.  So what is different with him?


The difference is that he has broken the myth of Indian society.  He has publically admitted what is being seen as a taboo in our society.


Kanishka Kataria has given credit for this grand success to his girlfriend together with his family. This means he has publically admitted having a girlfriend.

 

 

This is perhaps for the first time that a beloved girl has got the due importance.

As a student, falling in love is considered not good.  Choosing a partner of one’s own like is also not easy in our society.


So Kanishka’s cool revelation matters big to Indian society. There is a strong weight in his statement.


Being thankful for the girl-friend is absolutely new.  It shows the strength of accepting one’s love and fidelity towards the love-partner.


Kanishka Kataria has given a strong message that love-partner can also be helpful in making a career. She must be appreciated for her role in the career-making journey.


Certainly, Kanishka’s move will heighten the importance of women in society. It will also act as a deterrent to those who abandon their love partner after making promises.

 

Also Read :

 

15 Major Contributions Of India To The World

 

Other Countries That Got Independence On August 15

 

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Abrogation Of Article 370 And Future Of Jammu & Kashmir

 

10 Unknown Women Freedom Fighters Of India