Jaskandih is a village located in PurbiSinghbhum district of Jharkhand, situated five km away from sub-district headquarters Golmuri-cum-Jugsalai and 16 km away from district headquarter Jamshedpur. The region is dominated by a tribal population. A short voice note popped up on the mobile phones of several residents of the village and quickly went viral across many villages in the area. The message was about a mob lynching that had not actually happened, but its circulation had led to violence and harmed many innocent people. Laxmi Munda, a 20-year-old tribal girl of the village, immediately swung into action.Show More
Through in-depth interviews with the trained respondents, some interesting impact stories emerged. This chapter features six stories which describe training participants’ ability to use and share their learning to protect themselves and their communities from misinformation and disinformation.