Liberal or left leaning media is rattled after Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani talked about the directive to regulate fake news. They are so offended and infuriated as if they have been served gag order.
After same liberal media termed—भारत की बर्बादी तक जंग रहेगी जारी (Battle would continue till India is destroyed)—“Freedom Of Expression,” it appears nexus of Lutyan’s media want right to spread fake news and propaganda.
But, why are they so panicked just hearing ‘regulations to check fake news’? One story that chest beating left leaning media would not talk about is “Cambridge Analytica.” It is open secret that 68 Journalists, writers and bureaucrats given 2-5 Lacs/month to write against PM Modi through Cambridge Analytica. It goes without saying that these liberal media are handling 2019 campaign for Congress.
They have to project Muslims and Dalits are under fear, there is joblessness, youth are unemployed, farmers are distressed in India under Modi. They did get success to manufacture ‘Gurjar agitation’ in Rajasthan, ‘Jat quota stir’ in Haryana, ‘Dalit protests’ and ‘Kisan rally’ in Maharashtra, ‘Patidar reservation’ agitation in Gujarat. It doesn’t take Einstein brain to understand that these protests were triggered only in BJP ruled states.
A very simple question: why should a journalist get outraged at mention of a ‘regulation’ to check fake news until he or she is reporting lies and propaganda? Instead, shouldn’t media support such regulation to check flood of fake news?