Watch: Dear WhatsApp, you have a fake news problem and it is affecting elections #DailyDope

Nikita Rana talks about how WhatsApp and other social media platforms like Facebook are increasing the danger of Fake News affecting even our elections.

Watch: Dear WhatsApp, you have a fake news problem and it is affecting elections #DailyDope

Daily Dope with Nikita Rana

In the recently concluded Karnataka elections, WhatsApp was used to connect 13 million voters. Karnataka experienced the highest voter turnout since the 1952 Assembly polls of about 72.13 percent. The major reason for this to happen is Whatsapp. Fake news is rampant on the platform due to its end-to-end encryption. There is no way to keep tabs on who is sending what to whom, thus making it difficult to be tracked down. Facebook needs to address this problem before democratic procedures like elections are threatened.

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