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Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India

By edah • 2 weeks ago • 2899 views • 1000 comments


Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets. This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online.

False information has had serious consequences for minority communities as well as some business sectors such as the meat industry.

The Reality Check team has looked at the extent of this misinformation and some of those directly affected.

Religious tensions exposed

India's religious fault lines are an important theme across false stories spreading online, something that has been further highlighted by the coronavirus outbreak.

We've looked back at claims debunked by five Indian fact-checking websites between January and June this year.

They fall under four broad headings:

Coronavirus outbreak

February's Delhi riots

Citizenship Amendment Act

Claims about the Muslim minority

Of the 1,447 fact-checks on five Indian websites, claims around coronavirus dominated, making up 58% of them.

This was largely related to false cures, lockdown rumours and conspiracy theories about the origins of the virus.

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    Thank you for sharing

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    Following thanks for the update

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    Noted

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Thank you so much for the information that you have posted on this platform 

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Happy to hear

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    Fake news is not good

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    For sure

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    Interesting and educational. 

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    Misinformation can have great impact on others, thats true

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    People like rumors

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    Interesting 

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    Thanks for the information 

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    Indeed "fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets" as this has been the case with India 

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    Thanks for the update 

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    Following 

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    Thanks for the information 

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    Sadly, not only is it happening in India alone but several other countries. I fear for tomorrow

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    Fake news is bad

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    false information is bad

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    Eshhhhh 🙆‍♂️

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    This is an interesting article 

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    Thanks for the update

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    Spreading fake news is not right..hope this will come to an end soon

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    Following. 

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    Thank you so much for the information primes International you always keep us updated

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    That is a sad development and thank you for sharing this information 

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    So very true

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    Thank you for the update.. More news every day. 

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    Okay for the update

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    Indeed fake news about corona virus will just cause more deaths 

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    Following 

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    This is very true ,most people use social media to middle everyone its better one has proof before posting.

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    To me this is just one of the devastating effects of internet. Anybody can come up with anything and those least informed will be most deceived. On the other hand, even those in power can use it for propaganda. The media deceives 

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    That's bad

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    Noted 

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    it can really cause huge impacts indeed

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    Thanks for the update 

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    I would like to hear exactly about the fake stories and the rumors about the origin of the virus

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    this is serious, people are being misinformed

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    Following 

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    Let the law ensure that the false news spreaders are arrested. This is bad

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    Thanks for sharing this information I really appreciate this alot and I have been updated, This was really useful. Thank you for this platform.

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    Interesting

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    Interesting to read

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    Nice

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    This was largely related to false cures, lockdown rumours and conspiracy theories about the origins of the virus.

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    Wrong information is now reviewed to public for them to face the law

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    Mmm fake news futi

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    This is  very educative information  and  most  people what kills them is ignorance.

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    Indeed "fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets" as this has been the case with India 

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    thats just horrible fake news seems to be a very big problem

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    Thanks for sharing this information 

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    Thanks for sharing 

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    Following

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    THIs is so sad 

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    Thanks for sharing this information I really appreciate this alot and I have been updated 

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    This has really an impact in terms of publishing fake news about corona virus. As the government's decision depends how on the news around the country of India. Thanks for sharing this information

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    Thanks for the information and keep sharing your information with us 

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    Following

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    Following

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    it doesnt make sense at all,why give people false information

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    The world is at stake

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    Misinformation can have great impact on others. Thank you for sharing this 

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    They looked back at claims debunked by five Indian fact-checking websites between January and June this year.

     

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    okay

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    This is a very interesting article and extremely informative indeed, fake news alarms the people into false info which is very bad by the end of the day.

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    Thanks for the update

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    That's bad why would they do that

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    This is really bad, why give fake news to peopleits just not right

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    Okay 

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    mmmmm did not no that this is happening 

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    Very very bad to the indians

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    following

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    That's terrible, people should stop spreading false news

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    It's not nice to mislead people 

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    very moving piece: The Reality Check team has looked at the extent of this misinformation and some of those directly affected.

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    People ought to be careful with how they use social media

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    People just like misleading others it's not nice 😤

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    Corona virus in India mmmh thanks very much for this article 

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    Following 

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    Okay 

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    Following closely

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    But y give false news

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    Very sad to those who have fallen victims to the fake news that has been circulating in Indian.

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    Interesting

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    Following thanks for sharing 

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Following. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanking you for sharing

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    Thanks for sharing 

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    This is so beautiful an amazing piece of work,nicely done well outlined good job

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    Okay

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    Why do people enjoy lies

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    Too bad

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    Okay thanks

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    Sure a lot of people have been mislead by fake information

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    Noted

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    This is very good information, thanks very much for sharing this post.

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    Why spread fake news about such sensitive issues

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    Thanks

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    angrythis so bad people now are faking the deadly disease if virus but why

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    This is quite sad 

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    Following

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    I'm following, you learn a new thing every day huh. This is an interesting article

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    This is sad development 

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