Greater Noida, 27th August, 2021. The Department of mass communication, Galgotias University has organised the second series of the &lsquoThe Expert Talk&rsquo with the speaker Mr. Mukesh Sharma, the Indian digital editor of BBC news on the topic &ldquoHow to combat fake news: Tools and Techniques&rdquo.
The host of the webinar, Dr. Niky Kumari, assistant professor of the department, welcomed the guest of the day and paid her gratitude for accepting the invitation. While discussing his 18 years of journey with BBC news, Mr. Mukesh Sharma discussed about the propagation of fake news. He gave an insight to the students about several tools for detecting fake news on the web. He mentioned a BBC study on fake news, claiming that the majority of fake news is disseminated among friends and family. Mr. Mukesh Sharma concluded by stating that a journalist must have zeal and passion to work every day and write the stories with impartiality.
A lot of questions were put-up by students which were showing their enthusiasm to listen to him. Students posed a variety of questions about the carrier in BBC News, and the recruiting process of BBC News India.
The Event started at 11:30 AM. This event was being held in the continuation of the placement bootcamp activities which was chaired by the H.O.D. of the department Dr. A. Ram Pandey. The program chair of the department Dr. Harish Kumar devoted the Vote of thanks. The other faculties of the department Dr. Tasha, Dr. Shivendu, Dr. Gajendra, Dr. Bhawani Shankar, Vineet, Pallavi, Apporva, and Mehak were present during the event.