Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
6. Disinformation spread through social networks can have dire political, economic and social consequences and is unequivocally bound to compromise national security. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The last few years have seen me focus more on information and how it is processed by individuals and households. Information matters because it helps shape up expectations—and expectations are important in determining economic outcomes.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the threats posed by disinformation and ways to tackle it.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving the context of spread of misinformation in the digital age.
First, write about the various political, economic and social consequences of the spread of misinformation and fake news. Substantiate with examples.
Next, write about how the above can compromise national security.
Next, write about the measures that are needed to tackle the above.
Conclude by writing a way forward.