Frightening Increase in Fake News During Lockdown
Multiple cases of thrashing, killing, lynching, denial of Muslims to open their essential items shop or distribute them are coming from villages and towns across the nation. Most of this is due to misinformation and hatred mongering that is going on after the Tablighi Jamaat incident and hiding of the members of the Jamaat. This is coupled with a tremendous amount of fake news- with random old footage of spitting in food items or notes termed as members of the Jamaat who are on a mission to spread "Corona Jihad". Even prime news agencies such as the ANI is not bereft of propagating fake news, which is having horrible consequences on the ground.