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Bold and cheeky truths

'Don't Forward That Text!' offers a fascinating and humorous takedown of the misinformation on WhatsApp and beyond, but with limitations


Debarghya Sanyal
Don't Forward That Text! Separating Myths from History on Social Media
Author:  Amit Schandillia
Publisher: Harper Collins India
Pages:328 (Paperback)
Prices: Rs 399

Once you have read through Amit Schandillia’s Don’t Forward That Text! it’s hard not to imagine an alternative blurb for the book on the lines of one of those TV-shopping commercials. “Are you tired of those WhatsApp forwards spreading misinformation? Have you gotten your history muddled with falsehoods? Want to sound superior on the family WhatsApp group by correcting your favourite overconfident cousin?  Grab your copy of this book now!”

Make no mistake, Mr Schandillia’s book is a serious project. The author breaks

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First Published: Apr 19 2023 | 10:45 PM IST

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