A recent report by Microsoft’s Digital Civility Index, That has stated that Indian has more fake news than anywhere else in the world.
The global average fake news is 57% while only India which leads with 64% of a fake news, a number which is justified in the wake of upcoming elections and the whole air strike saga.
The spread of a fake news is very easy in this age, with the help of a recent wave of nationalism, the citizens are care less worried about the facts and are instead trying to prove their loyalty to their homeland.
Both Facebook and WhatsApp have been trying to stop the spread of fake news with their new features.
Recently Facebook has blocked over 6 million fake accounts involved in spreading bogus news while the WhatsApp has enforced message forwarding limits.
The global average for ‘risks’ from their friends and family in an online interactions stand at 28% whereas, In India, the interactions are at 29%.
India’s election which is scheduled this year, around 800 million people are going to vote – that’s the highest numbers of voters in the world.This has made online platforms like WhatsApp to use the Artificial Intelligence to easily identify accounts that are spreading fake news.