Does Fake News contribute to the Rise of mob lynching?
Aim: It is widely acknowledged that internet and social media channels have played an integral role in recruiting young people to convert in a Mob linching groups. In this context it has also been found that fake news can contribute to this recruitment process and spread extremist discourses. Hence, this research will explore how fake news can be used to bolster political and religious extremism too.
Key Source: Alava, S., Frau-Meigs, D., and Hassan, G., (2017), Youth and Violent Extremism on Social Media: Mapping the Research, Paris: UNESCO