Thank you so much.
Just the slides. It will be even beneficial for me to remember what we spoke and what the slides are for.
No. It’s there. I spoke whatever I wanted, anyway, so that’s no problem.
The media literacy thing which you are trying in K-12.
I’m happy to go through it.
Yeah, whatever it’s fine for you to share.
Awesome [laughs] . Would you be able to share the...
Upholding journalistic ethics, that’s ultimately the...
Automatically, they’re run out of business...
That doesn’t seem to be the case.
Not that, but in terms of mainstream media, when they’re consciously spreading misinformation, that needs to be checked in a way. Mainstream media is, again, bound by media ethics. It’s not a free...
Yeah, to push you to that brink, they do that.
That might happen, yeah.
In India, we face a huge threat for that. Even protesting or asking question is completely anti-government now. Anybody asks questions about government policies or something false which the prime minister has said, you’re labeled as anti-national in India Now. It’s very clear.
...I would want to see, anyway.
When people’s participation increases, that’s the real change you’d...
Are you going beyond CoFact and...
That will obviously come after.
People need to know that, that the committees hear...
I would email you that. I would like to help. I don’t know which way I would be able to help.
I don’t know how the government functions here and how the government could take up any of these initiatives. I’m not sure.
This is just an overview I made. Have a look at it.
Let me check. I had made pointers of what we can talk.
Exactly. There’s no notion of censorship anyway, but this thing at least should be...
We are at a point, people who will trust them. That’s the whole game...
People should know that these are the names and these are the pages which are in the business of...
This is not censorship, yeah.
People, pages, false accounts, all that stuff.
Not just IPs. Now on a Facebook format, we know that there are these 500 Facebook pages which are in the business of running fake news throughout the day for that.
Now you’re saying that there’s this IP which published this misinformation, so you’re not working actually on creating a list of these IPs and monitoring it real time?
How much is the reach of this? I guess it boils down to ultimately that, what percentage of people you reach with this correct information.
That is mainstream media.
To tell what all has happened.
Exact same incidents happen. In India also, four days back, there was a train accident. The misinformation which has been spread is that the driver was a Muslim and he intentionally derailed the train.
Even during the process and after the policy has been made, there’s still a lot of misinformation flowing around with that.
In terms of a larger narrative, misinformation I guess is the most damaging for the good in government. In terms of changing that larger narrative, in terms of getting out what really the government has been doing in terms of policies and effects, is that being done also? Or it’s ...
Reach-wise, it’s still very limited as you mentioned.
That’s why I was saying - on-ground initiatives also are required for this?
Also, in terms of now government policies which are misrepresented in the people, is there conscious effort to do something about it? It will not be a government propaganda in a way because you are just trying to counter the misrepresented narrative which is being spread around. I guess for ...
Because people have stake in it, they are the contributors. It would be again as you are saying that people are shareholders. They are the stakeholders. They can hold them accountable for everything they do.
They’re just advertisements for your pay.
Hence actually the opposite.