Make fake news/ rumour awareness part of school curriculum.
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With the recent upsurge in online hatemongering, falsification/adulteration of information and fake news there is an urgent need to sensitise the citizenry of the same.
The ubiquitous presence of internet and smartphones have indeed made people more vulnerable specially in hinterlands of the country.
With the passage of time this is getting worse as there is no formal mechanism of making mass awareness on this subject.
To stop or atleast slow down the wheels of fake news/propaganda next generation needs to be trained and made frontline soldiers.
This could be achieved by training students on tools that help identify, decipher fake information.
There are many people online who are experts in the field but their works hasn't percolated to the point where it is most worrisome.They could be availed to design such curriculum and improve upon from time to time.
As responsible citizens, I urge you all to support this cause to make our governments and respective education departments take up the matter seriously and promptly.
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