Workshop on Fighting Fake News

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The resource person for the workshop was Dr Pragya Kaushik, Factshala Trainer and Media Educator under Factshala India Media Literacy Initiative Program in collaboration with Data Leads and Google News Initiative.

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Chandigarh: The Research Center P G Department of English, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, organized an Online Training Workshop on “Information Disorder & Media Literacy: Fighting Fake or Fake Fighting”.

The resource person for the workshop was Dr Pragya Kaushik, Factshala Trainer and Media Educator under Factshala India Media Literacy Initiative Program in collaboration with Data Leads, Internews and Google News Initiative.

The students were made aware of several social media practices as well as corporate media house gimmicks which engage in misinformation and cautioned them against falling prey to it. Students were guided about how they can be instrumental in curbing spread of fake news and help in dissemination of verified facts. Media literacy has become requisite to improve healthy media diet and maintain information hygiene .

Nearly a hundred participants, that included students and faculty members from the college, participated and benefitted from it.

Principal Dr Nisha Bhargava lauded the effort of making the young students, who are among the largest users of online media, aware of rampant fakeness in the field. She stressed that the techniques suggested in the course of the workshop to identify fake reports would go a long way in making students responsible citizens.

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