Vamsi Krishna Pothuru, PhD Scholar, Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad, has published a chapter, ‘Fighting Fake News on the Ground: Empowering Indian Villages through a Grassroots Approach’, in the book Truth and Deception in the Digital Age: Navigating the Culture of Misinformation edited by Osama Manzar, Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation and Dushyant Arora, Partner at Preamble Advisors.


The book is published and distributed by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) & Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP). It was launched on 3rd November at the 5th Digital Citizen Summit 2023 held at T-Hub, Hyderabad, organised by DEF in partnership with CDPP and in collaboration with the Government of Telangana.



In the book launch session titled ‘Is your News Lying to You?’ were present, both the Editors as well as authors and experts, including Harsh Mander, Write and Peace Advocate, Pankaj Pachauri, Founder and Editor in Chief, Go News, Dushyant Arora, Partner at Preamble Advisors, Shruti Jahagirdar, Author, Ex. national level volleyball player and a certified fitness and nutrition consultant, Arun Teja, Author, Technology policy analyst at Wadhwani Institute of technology and policy and Vamsi Krishna Pothuru.