1Divya. S, 2Derifa. T, 3Prof. Dr. Capt. D. Jaisankar


In today’s globalized world people reliance on technology and internet has been astonishing and it is becoming the core fourth generation human right. Technology and Internet comes with its own advantage and disadvantage. In the age of Internet fake news has become a big menace and social evil. The problem of fake news is not a new issue it existed even during the ancient times. The history dates back to 2000 years ago when Octavian launched a fake news war against Mark Anthony to capture the kingdom and after the advent of printing press fake news was circulated to tarnish the image and reputation of the King . Now the outburst of internet has led to increased proliferation and explosion of fake news resulted in violence which gives people anonymity and geographical distance to be aggressive or unaccountable. Fake news in India refers to misinformation or disinformation in the country which is spread through word of mouth and traditional media and more recently through digital forms of communication such as – morphed images or edited videos, click-baits, motivated stories, hate speech, memes, unverified advertisements, and social media propagated rumours etc. Information disorder pose a major threat to security, sovereignty and integrity of India and impact various rights like right to free and fair elections, right to health, right to non- discrimination, right to life, right to privacy, right to freedom of opinion and expression. Thus, it is the need of the hour to study the economic impact of disinformation.

Keyword : Disinformation, Misinformation, Freedom of opinion and expression.

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