IIM Indore, ABP Network collaborate to combat fake news

IIM Indore, ABP will engage in joint research to develop tools, processes to combat fake news and develop awareness modules on digital literacy for Indians.

IIM Indore, ABP Network collaborate to combat fake news Himanshu Rai, director of IIM Indore with Avinash Pandey, CEO of ABP Network shaking hands after signing the agreement. (Image: IIM Indore)
Abhiraj P | Jun 14, 2022 - 5:01 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore signed an agreement with ABP Network for an academic-practice collaboration framework to prevent fake news by researching the social-psychological side of fake news and designing preventive measures to address fake news so as to develop professionalism and contribute to the development of an informed and open society.

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The collaboration between IIM Indore and ABP will also aim to develop policy-level interventions to combat fake news. According to a statement from IIM Indore, both sides will engage in joint research for developing the tools and processes required to combat fake news, and develop awareness modules on digital literacy for Indians. Under the scheme, IIM Indore will offer short-term training or research opportunities for personnel of ABP Network. Joint seminars will also be held of mutual interest.

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“We are delighted that IIM Indore and ABP Network are signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Social consciousness is at the fore in the mission statement of IIM Indore. Through this agreement, we can lay the foundation for building a conscious nation by combining the ground reach of the ABP Network and the intellectual excellence of IIM Indore. This will be done primarily by trying to solve the problem of fake news. According to us, the effect of fake news is not only on individual sensitivity but can also affect the social unity and national security. Our journey starts here,” said Himanshu Rai, the director of IIM Indore.

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