Fake news forwards on WhatsApp

This was the year of fake news, vile opinions, turbulence and dark humor in the era of WhatsApp forwards. But what does WhatsApp stand for? WhatsApp is an application messenger acting as a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows its users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. The name was originally an intended pun on the public usage of the phrase “what’s up?” … Continue reading Fake news forwards on WhatsApp

Media and the Habit of Creating Breaking News Out of a Wrong Story

Nationally and internationally we have seen a rising debate on the issue of nationalism versus free speech. Varying from news channels to newspapers- CNN (IBN) “the fanatic” to the Times Republic- “Nation wants to know”- the stories sound familiar. The headlines are the same, the language identical, and the narrative interchangeable. The news channels in an attempt to bank on TRP’s churn stories out of … Continue reading Media and the Habit of Creating Breaking News Out of a Wrong Story

Sarahah- the Anonymous Messaging App

The internet is full of strange things, if not stranger. Plethora of knowledge ready to blow our minds away. Coincidentally, if not literally, our minds becoming graveyard, keeps getting bombarded every other day- over one thing or the other. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise when Sarahah- the anonymous messaging app took the social world by storm including India. People submerged in anonymity, for … Continue reading Sarahah- the Anonymous Messaging App