Fake news is more dangerous than paid news

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that fake news is more dangerous than paid news. Speaking at a virtual event organised by industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India, IAMAI, Javadekar said, fake news has a very potent power of disturbing the peace. He said, the manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life. The Minister said, government has taken an initiative to curb fake news by setting up a fact check team which checks and verifies information being floated in digital medium.