while others who can counter them are the ones who provide facts. One must hence use social media wisely, expressed author, blogger Shefali Vaidya in an interactive session and a book launch organised by Indic Academy, Nagpur chapter at Press Club on Saturday.Number of narratives can be seen on various social media platforms. There are people who debate over the platform. Some are the source of fake news
Shefali Vaidya remembers that her first post which viral was the one where dissatisfied with the then government she vent out her feelings on her FB profile and then the people who shared the similar thoughts shared it over their FB walls. It was then that Vaidya realised that social media is a powerful platform.
Earlier in the programme the book penned by Shefali Vaidya, ‘Ghaar Hindate Aakashi’ was also released. The interactive session was conducted by Kishor Galande. While speaking further on various social media platforms, Vaidya said that this is an open platform where even the youth can question things. However, one has to be open to criticism and should also be able to counter the allegations and negativity with facts, opined Vaidya.
Praising the efforts of the ruling government, Vaidya said that the mandate given by the people in 2019 elections is the proof that the PM Narendra Modi led government has made a difference in the lives of the people. People today are talking about the lack of toilets and global electrification which were earlier a distant dream for many.
Speaking further on social media, Vaidya said that in the developed times, people are able to understand, process and react, earlier this platform was missing, which made it difficult for people to express their thoughts. In the present times people, especially the youth do not rely on a magazine or a newspaper to publish a thought but use the media as an effective platform to express themselves.
Vaidya said that she states facts over social media platforms and the ones who cannot counter it, announce that she has been spreading hatred. However, she expresses everyone has the same freedom of expression.
The event was conducted by Kaustubh Awade, while Ajay Sudame proposed the vote of thanks. Kaustubh Ghotkar gave the introduction of Indic Academy and the programme.
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