Remember Serial? The podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig? Variety reported that it has been downloaded 340 million times! For the uninitiated, the non-fiction audio series investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee.
Ever since Serial stormed our phones, the podcast market changed ever since. The thirst to consume audio series continues to thrive. According to a recent media report, 'By 2020, world podcast industry will reach $20 billion and the medium continues to become popular in India.'
Following the Pulwama terror attack a few months ago, netizens took on to social media to express grief and condolences for the martyred CRPF men. But within hours, thousands started sharing fake news related to the attack. Several media giants and other fact-checking watchdogs warned people to stop sharing them Fake news leads to severe consequences, sometimes even causing death and riots. In this article, I explain how to spot fake news.