Social media and instant messengers have enabled rumours to spread like wildfire. Spontaneous panic and apprehension spread through these rumours have led to a large number of deaths in India by fueling mob violence across the country.
Indian police officials Harsh Poddar and Rema Rajeshwari have led the path in drawing the blueprint on how to douse a breaking situation of mob violence and take precautionary measures by spreading awareness. In this episode, we speak to both of them, to understand mob mentality in India and the ways to deal with these deadly rumours on social media.
All feedback welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.