Fake news invaded india at a breakneck speed in the year 2020, when the country came to a halt. The most recent NCRB data for the year 202 indicated a 214 per cent rise in incidents involving false news and rumours. 1527 instances in 2020, 486 cases in 2019, and 280 cases in 2018. Circulation of false/fake news and rumours, which is a felony under the indian criminal law, substantially tripled in 2020 compared to 2019.

In the same year, it was found that the bjp maintains approximately 18000 twitter accounts to disseminate "fake news." According to the study, these accounts are intended to disseminate disinformation and propaganda. After all, bjp president amit shah admitted in 2018 that they can make any message viral. Ironically, although the bjp promotes false news, it makes every effort to conceal or repress the truth and reality. Rather than dealing with the problem of fake news, A guy sends an SOS seeking oxygen for his grandfather, and the UP police arrest him for disseminating false information.

Fake news is a problem in the wallet PLATFORM' target='_blank' title='digital-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>digital era, but when the government of the day uses it to spread their own lies and propaganda, it can spread like a virus, causing a deadly ripple effect that affects everyone.

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