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Public broadcaster plays important role during elections: Prasar Bharati CEO on fake news

Jim Egan spoke on the impact of fake news and showed a report as to how this fake news is affecting India.

He added during the election season, BBC will be providing daily feeds in India on Reality Check of fake news.  He also showed a video doing rounds in Cameroon and was checked by BBC.

CEO Vempati spoke on the ways to combat fake news in today’s social media age. He also said that Prasar Bharati has an important role to play during the election environment. 

Earlier, he said, that DD India is now becoming the English language news channel under Prasar Bharati. This will play an important role in the global outreach. 

On Prime Minister Modi’s recent blog on voter awareness, he said this will create awareness and also call out all the first time voters to cast their votes.

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