That’s So 2018: The Year Fake News Became Deadly in India

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That’s So 2018: The Year Fake News Became Deadly in India

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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o you remember 2004, when we were encouraged to speak to strangers on social media, and all our news came strictly from the papers? Discussions on current affairs were idyllic back then. One party would say, “Did that just happen?” and the other would reply, “Yes, it did” and both would go back to listening to Britney Spears or whatever.

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