Karnataka IT Minister promises independent bodies for online fact-checking

  • Karnataka’s IT Minister, Priyank Kharge commits to establishing independent bodies to combat online fake news.
  • The ‘apolitical unit’ will use predictive technologies to early detect misinformation, with Kharge assuring the public of a bias-free functioning.
  • However, the Editors Guild of India urges government to specify unit’s scope and powers, expressing concerns over potential censorship.
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