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In an era of information overload, it is easy to fall prey to misinformation. Join us every Friday, as we demonstrate to you the perils of fake news and how we can fight it - through conversations with experts and those with relevant experience in the topics that we discuss. If you are bothered by the spread of fake news, and would like to join us in the fight, this is the podcast for you.

In an era of information overload, it is easy to fall prey to misinformation. Join us every Friday, as we demonstrate to you the perils of fake news and how we can fight it - through conversations with experts and those with relevant experience in the topics that we discuss. If you are bothered by the spread of fake news, and would like to join us in the fight, this is the podcast for you.
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In an era of information overload, it is easy to fall prey to misinformation. Join us every Friday, as we demonstrate to you the perils of fake news and how we can fight it - through conversations with experts and those with relevant experience in the topics that we discuss. If you are bothered by the spread of fake news, and would like to join us in the fight, this is the podcast for you.

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Episodes

Kashmir: Post 370

9/20/2019
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On August 5, 2019, India's Union Home Minister announced the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A from the Indian Constitution that provided a special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Since then, the valley has been in a state of partial lock-down, with people not having access to mobile networks, internet and cable television. In this episode, we explore the current state of affairs by speaking to people who have witnessed the situation unravel in front of their eyes.

Duration:00:33:31

5: Deepfake Videos: Why You Have A Lot To Worry

8/24/2019
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Deepfakes - or fake content made using AI and machine learning, is soon going to become one of the biggest challenges for fact checkers and internet users. How can you possibly tell the difference between real and a deepfake, when the latter is made with a certain degree of precision that your eyes fail to see? In this episode, we discuss some of the potential solutions before us, in combating AI generated fakery.

Duration:00:17:20

4: How to Identify Satire From Misinformation?

8/17/2019
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Satire can empower, and it can misinform. In this week's episode, we ponder over the thin line between satire and misinformation with cartoonist George Mathen and comedian Kunal Kamra. Tune In!

Duration:00:16:39

3: What Is Science, And What Is Not?

8/10/2019
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There is a very thin, ever-changing line between science and pseudoscientific myths. In the case of India, that line is heavily distorted with a strong blend of religion and scientific advancements. As we head towards the future, how could we extract scientific knowledge from our past without falling trap to myths? Join us this week, as we explore the realm of scientific thought.

Duration:00:16:38

2: Why Do We Fall For Fake News?

8/2/2019
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Is there something about us that makes us vulnerable to the onslaught of fake news? Communication and media scientists think there are quite a few things about us that have been exploited by both tech giants and fake news campaigners. Check out our latest episode to know where your weaknesses lie, and what you can do to get your defenses up against misinformation.

Duration:00:15:37

1: Darkness On Our Screens

7/26/2019
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Social media and instant messengers have unleashed a can of worms by exposing us to something a lot darker than we could have imagined. Join us, as we take you through the sinister side of information technology and the effects it can have on us.

Duration:00:18:57