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Kashmir ‘fake news’ barrage raises fears for India elections

India will be the biggest misinformation challenge among a host of closely-watched elections around the world this year, experts say. (Photo: AFP/Arun Sankar) NEW DELHI: A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with neighbouring Pakistan has heightened fears over the "fake news" war looming in India’s national election. AFP has published more than 30 fact-check blogs debunking false claims made on Facebook and other social networks about the stand-off over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Advertisement Experts said it was just the tip of the iceberg and that India will […]

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