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Unbridled Flow of Fake News on Telegram is Fuelling Hate in India

The Quint | 28/09/2020 10:00 AM | Click to read full article

Experts believe that the amplification ratio of disinformation on WhatsApp to Telegram is “625: 10,00,00,000 times”. These vile messages are often accompanied by misleading or fake information targeting minority communities.

"One of the public groups had over 22,000 members at the time of filing this report. We noticed that members in this group frequently engaged with Islamophobic, anti-minority, and abusive content and used misleading information to back their claims.”