‘Information is only useful when it can be understood’. This phrase holds true for millennial in today’s generation where everything is available to the public at a click of a button. Social media websites and rapid globalization has indeed made the world very small.
Gone are the days when a postcard would take a month’s time to spread the news of the famous battle of Waterloo. There were scarce sources available to verify news. Information was a monopoly at that time. However, fake news for a change has more buyers. As it is said, a lie said a hundred times becomes the truth.
One such incident took place in Wanaparthy district in Telangana. A furious mob was waiting outside a young man’s house because if rumors to be believed he was a ‘child trafficker’. Without a smart investigation, that man would have been beaten to death. However, Rema Rajeshwari, a 2009 batch IPS officer not only saved the man but also acquitted him of all the charges.