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FEATURE4 July 2019

Beyond the truth

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Research on fake news carried out by the BBC has found that in India, projecting socio-political identity is more important than verifying whether or not something is true. By Santanu Chakrabarti

If you have been reading, watching or listening to the news over the past couple of years, you will be familiar with the term ‘fake news’. You have, perhaps, also heard about the possibly terrifying consequences of the uncontrolled spread ...