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Alshika Jennela, Program Manager Mis/Disinformation at Indian American Impact, and Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, TheDemLabs.org, talk about how WhatsApp is used by people all around the globe. It is seen as a trusted source of news from friends and family while, at the same time, a source of disinformation. With deep insights into the Indian American and South Asian American communities, they highlight how activists are working to present facts and correct misinformation and disinformation spreading on social media.
Deepak and Alshika discuss:
- Lessons learned from the spread of misinformation during COVID
- Who is using WhatsApp
- How disinformation related to politics is spreading on social media
- How to fight mis/disinformation within minority communities
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