How can we arrest the spread of rumours?We often hear tales of the virus or corruption or something and that can be just rumours that are far removed from the truth. The newspapers also report such news. No one really knows who generates these rumours. We need to be very careful.
All this should change. Any rumour that is not based on facts needs to be dismissed. Any fact supported by photographs and such other proof should be taken very seriously. The Wire and The Print are two YouTube channels that need to be appreciated for their efforts to bring about the truth. NDTV is doing a fabulous job. The same cannot be said of so many other channels who sing the praise of the ruling dispensation without any proof.
The question is: how do we arrest these dangerous rumours being spread by the communal elements?