Don’t Spread Misinformation On Audio Platform #AAH
We saw a rise of audio platforms during Covid lockdown especially as we craved human interaction after long period of working from home, massively restricted in our face-to-face meeting with friends or family. Notable amongst these platforms were Clubhouse & Twitter Spaces.
Audio platforms brought big relief as mediums of connect. People came together to share their interest, experiences, perhaps reduce some loneliness and evoke compassion.
However, over time, it also attracted speakers who were spreading misinformation. Self-proclaimed health experts talking about covid medications, vaccine hesitancy, even giving unqualified medical opinions! Then there was fueling hate against nation, misinformation on current events, around terrorism in Kashmir. Pornographic chats, targeting others, bullying others- making fun of one person- all these became common place.
We need to be really careful using these audio platforms, stop oversharing personal information with strangers there. Just like on any other social media platform. Propagating hate, inciting violence is of course punishable but also morally wrong.
Stay strong, stay aware, stay safe. Please mask up.
ABOUT ‘AKANCHA AGAINST HARASSMENT’
‘Akancha Against Harassment’ is India’s largest social impact initiative against cyber harassment. It was founded by Miss Akancha Srivastava in February 2017. Its a not for profit Section 8 organisation.
Honorary Board of advisors
Foundation’s board hosts – Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder & CEO- Paytm), ADG Navniet Sekera (Uttar Pradesh), Commissioner Krishna Prakash (Maharashtra), Ritesh Malik (Founder- Innov8), Princess Diya (MP- Rajsamand).
Goals of this initiative
The initiative aims at Education, Empowerment & Bridging of general population with the authorities.
Support of the Indian Police for the initiative
Bridging is the most unique attribute of the initiative. We have a host of over 50+ senior police officers from across the country supporting us in content & awareness drive.
This unique strength helps us address any victim complaints that come to us as well as inform people about various measures of law enforcement across the country.
Multilingual AI Chat helpline for cyber safety
We run India’s only multilingual AI chat helpline for cyber safety. This helpline is currently available in Hindi & English on our website. It can be accessed from any internet enabled device. You can chat here anonymously, fearlessly.
We encourage you to please watch our videos, go to our website, arm yourself with knowledge. Stay Aware, Stay Safe.