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How do you keep yourself safe from fake news?

Romsha Vats   •   2 Feb, 2024   •    mins

A WEF Report recently revealed that India faces the highest risk of false information! Given the threat, how do you plan to keep yourself protected from fake news?

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WEF's Global Risks Report 2024 claims that India faces the highest risk from misinformation and disinformation. You may read more about it here.

Whether it is WhatsApp forwards, YouTube shorts, or Instagram reels, the Internet is full of people spreading false information in extremely convincing ways. Most people tend to easily believe information they see on the Internet, without doing any research of their own.

The spread of fake news can have damaging effects on society, such as making people scared, dividing communities, encouraging anti-scientific attitudes, and driving people to do bad things.

How, then, can you keep yourself safe from false information? Share your suggestions below.