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India ranks first in the world in spreading false and misleading information

Modi government is making extraordinary use of ‘misinformation and disinformation’ on a large scale for temporary political gain and electoral success.

Political Editor

London: According to the Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum, India has become the first in the world in the dissemination of false and misleading information. In a report released before India’s general elections, the Modi government’s elections were described as an important vehicle for spreading false information based on propaganda and false narratives in India. According to the text of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report, India There is a risk of increasing social divide and polarization. According to observers, not only the Modi government but also other political parties are using ‘misinformation and disinformation’ (false and misleading information) on a large scale for temporary political gains and success in elections. The report identifies false and misleading information as the biggest threat to India for the next 10 years. The report fears that the widespread use of propaganda and false narratives will lead to civil unrest in India It can also lead to protests and hate crimes, and the spread of misinformation can have negative effects on the social cohesion and mental health of the Indian people. The removal of the link to the BBC documentary on the Gujarat riots was also mentioned.

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