Indian elections: Dhruv Rathee, the YouTube sensation holding the government to account

In this week’s special edition of Access Asia, we focus on India as the country’s record-breaking election gets under way. In the past few years, India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index has plummeted. With the country’s independent media increasingly under threat, YouTube has become a key medium to fact-check trending topics. Twenty-nine-year-old Dhruv Rathee has been using the platform to fact-check issues and hold the Indian government to account. He spoke to FRANCE 24’s Delano D’Souza.

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