Fake news is a theatrical problem

An entire community across the country was demonised based on doctored clips, fake news and hate speech. This is not new and people do not seem to get tired of this. Instead, they choose participate in the dehumanising of muslims with a renewed vigour.

Why is that truth can be established only in retrospect, while a fake string of text claims lives within minutes? It feels like we have entered into a perpetual suspension of disbelief. Fake news is a distinctly theatrical problem that needs more attention from playwrights, historians, philosophers, fiction writers etc.

Reads old newspapers and researches on Goan History.

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