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MisDisMal-Information Edition 23

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 23 is reproduced below. Of letting bycotts be boycotts, banned if you don’t, Q-A-going-going-gone? Let bycotts be boycotts? No, that’s not a typo, bycotts are a thing (see image)👇 And I...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 22

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 22 is reproduced below. Of Q-A-Gone, Laughter, Models and Roles Q-A-gone This is one of the few occasions I won’t be starting off with an India-centric bit. And while the context...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 21

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 21 is reproduced below. Of Humour, Framing, Tin-foil pyramids and Bot-ching Democracy Conspiracies, Rumour and Humour Just a joke, or not just a joke? Framing counts From 28th September – 2nd...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 19

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 19 is reproduced below. The State of Information Disorder Responses Ok, let’s dive in. I’ve been spending some time trying to understand how various countries (~30) around the world are responding...

MisDisMal-Information Edition 18

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com An excerpt from Edition 18 is reproduced below. Of Freeing the Republic, Social Disasters, Polarisation and QAnfluencers Free The Republic? It turns out that the Maharashtra Police arrested 3 people, 2 of whom happened to be journalists...

MisDisMal-Information #7 – This Week In Information Disorder Letter

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com What is this?This newsletter aims to track information disorder largely from an Indian perspective. It will also look at some global campaigns and research What this is not?A fact-check newsletter. There are organisations like Altnews,...

MisDisMal-Information #6 – This Week In Information Disorder Letter

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com Of George Floyd Protests, Saving Men from Extinction, Banning PaatalLok and the Twitter Trump Tussle. What is this?This newsletter aims to track information disorder largely from an Indian perspective. It will also look at some...

MisDisMal-Information #2 – This Week In Information Disorder Letter

This newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com What is this? This newsletter aims to track information disorder largely from an Indian perspective. It will also look at some global campaigns and research. What this is not? A fact-check newsletter. There are organisations like Altnews,...

MisDisMal-Information #1

This is newsletter is published at techpolicy.substack.com Edition #1 Hello World! This is Edition 1 of MisDisMal-Information (read as mis-dismal). The other name I had in mind was TWIDL (This Week’s Information Disorder Letter). It was more apt, because many...

Tackling Information Disorder, the malaise of our times

This article was originally published in Deccan Herald. The term ‘fake news’ – popularised by a certain world leader – is today used as a catch-all term for any situation in which there is a perceived or genuine falsification of...