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Pakka Politics Ep 1: Poiseidhiyum Arasiyalum – Iyan Karthikeyan

A podcast in Tamil that breaks down and makes sense of everyday politics.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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This is the first episode of Pakka Politics, a podcast by The News Minute to make sense of politics and its socio-cultural impact. From local to national events and global issues, we will focus on everything in the political sphere. As disinformation wreaks havoc around the world, host Shabbir Ahmed will bring in varied voices and opinions of experts, politicians, activists, academics and journalists to delve deep into the heart of issues. 

In this episode, we will discuss the politics of disinformation with fact-checker Iyan Karthikeyan, a former editor at Youturn. We will dissect how disinformation has been weaponised against minorities and marginalised groups in the country, spreading hate, and inciting hate crimes. 

This podcast was recorded on October 25, before Iyan Karthikeyan assumed charge as mission director of Tamil Nadu government’s fact-check unit.

This podcast was republished from The News Minute as part of The News Minute-Newslaundry alliance. Read about our partnership here and become a TNM Member here.


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