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Vitriol and violence amid virus: A COVID-19 death exposes paranoia in India

Updated : March 30, 2020 05:59 AM IST

On March 20, the Union government issued an advisory to social media companies to clamp down on the circulation of false information and unverified data on the outbreak, and deployed its own officials to debunk fake news.
News reports have emerged across India of mobs harassing people they suspect of carrying the virus, including doctors and air crew.
Vitriol and violence amid virus: A COVID-19 death exposes paranoia in India

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