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India in Transition
Simon Chauchard
July 19, 2021

Building on already worrying dynamics, misinformation has abounded on Indian social media since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claims that the virus was deliberately spread, or that minority groups are conspiring to accelerate its spread, have been common. Recommendations for miracle cures have also dominated online spaces, with fact-checkers debunking an unprecedented amount of false remedies.