Free Press Journal
  • Fake News: Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight back

    San Francisco: To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see.

  • Social media should not be misused: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee  

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today cautioned people over the misuse of social media. The social media should not be used to spread negativity or fake news, Banerjee said on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today.

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges people to exercise caution on fake news

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the people to exercise caution on news items being circulated on the social media as in many cases they are fake. Speaking at a gathering of cable TV operators here, Banerjee asked them to stay vigilant and urged them not to beam news items involving communal violence that can fuel trouble and unrest elsewhere.

  • Facebook partners BOOM to spot false news; starts pilot in Karnataka

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook is introducing a third-party fact-checking programme in India to combat the spread of “false news” on its platform, starting with a pilot in Karnataka, which goes to polls next month.

  • Why Narendra Modi government has a problem with media

    Last week, the Modi government had a Trumpian moment. In a debate reminiscent of the battle between President Donald Trump and the mainstream media in the US – Trump often blames the ‘crooked’ media for all his problems as president – the Smriti Irani-headed Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry announced a notification that the government would suspend the accreditation of journalists found producing fake news. The notification had also proposed amended guidelines

  • I&B Ministry forms committee for regulation of news portals and media websites

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites, according to an official order which came a day after the government withdrew its contentious guidelines on fake news following widespread criticism.

  • Fake News: Journalist bodies flay Centre over the order

    New Delhi: Several journalist associations on Tuesday attacked a central government order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists who were found propagating fake news. But following widespread criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered to withdraw the order earlier in the day.

  • Fake news order withdrawal a victory of democracy, media, says Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said today that the Centre’s withdrawal of a press release on ‘fake news‘ within 24 hours of issuing it was a victory of democracy and the media. Through the press release on fake news, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had attempted to bring restrictions on the media’s autonomy, he alleged.

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    It’s True! I&B ministry withdraws guidelines on fake news

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today withdrew its contentious press release on fake news after a directive from the Prime Minister’s Office. “PIB Press Release titled ‘Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists amended to regulate Fake News’ issued on 02 April 2018 stands withdrawn,” the ministry said in a brief statement.

  • PMO asks I&B Ministry to withdraw its order on fake news

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office today ordered the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to withdraw its press release on fake news, holding that the decision on what constitutes fake news should be left to press bodies. According to official sources, the PMO felt that the government should not interfere in the matter.

  • Malaysia government proposes 10 years jail for ‘fake news’

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government today proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. Governments in several countries, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s fulminations against “fake news”, are considering such legislation. But rights groups warn that authoritarian regimes are likely to use the new laws to crack down on dissent.

  • US President Donald Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize possibly a fake

    Oslo: Has Donald Trump really been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? The Norwegian Nobel Institute said today it had filed a police report after receiving a seemingly fraudulent nomination for the US president. “We have good reason to believe that a nomination we received concerning Trump has been falsified,” Nobel Institute director Olav Njolstad told AFP. He refused to provide further details, saying it was for the police to give more information.

  • Pope: Fake news linked to greed, thirst for power

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Wednesday linked fake news to the human desires of greed and thirst for power, and called on journalists to counter the phenomenon.