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Prasar Bharti CEO slams Chetan Bhagat

Even as the debate on how to curb fake news menace heats up, everyone is busy dishing out opinions, many even defending the serial offenders when it comes to fake news peddlers.

Amidst all this, author Chetan Bhagat tried to ‘defend’ ‘free media’ by taking a dig on the Indian public service broadcaster Doordarshan.

In his tweet, Bhagat states how he’d rather have some ‘fake news’ instead of every other news channel turning into a Doordarshan clone, whereby it appeared as if he implies that Doordarshan peddles fake news.

Many Twitter users came out to defend Doordarshan, one of the world’s largest broadcasting organisations.

Amongst them, one person who came defending Doordarshan was Shashi Shekhar, CEO of Prasar Bharti, the parent organisation of Doordarshan.

He slammed Bhagat for a ‘frivolous’ comment on Doordarshan. He also said that no commercial TV channel invests in broadcasting content from a public service standpoint in India as much as Doordarshan channels do.

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