Will fake news cause problems during national elections?
While the issue is not new, it will surely play a factor during the seven phases that will last over a month.
The national election in 2019 looks to be a mammoth exercise. It will go through seven phases with phase one on April 11 while phase seven will take place on May 19. With such a long period of time for elections, there could be factors that could influence the result. One of them is fake news. While the problem is not new, it has acquired an extra dimension with polls around the corner.
To understand how big the problem is, Asiaville spoke to Pratik Sinha, co-founder of Alt News.