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Kali Temple burned? WB Police files FIR against BJP MP Arjun Singh for spreading fake news

Kali Temple burned? WB Police files FIR against BJP MP Arjun Singh for spreading fake news

An FIR was registered against BJP MP Arjun Singh for spreading fake news related to the attack on Kali temple in Murshidabad.The FIR was ...Read More

I&B Minister says fake news more dangerous than paid news, calls for self regulation

I&B Minister says fake news more dangerous than paid news, calls for self regulation

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said fake news is more dangerous than paid news and called for self r...Read More

NKGSB files plaint to quell rumours

NKGSB files plaint to quell rumours

A series of malicious and fake messages went viral on the social media platforms questioning the bank's financial status

Alibaba and fake news? Why an Indian court has summoned China's Alibaba and Jack Ma

Alibaba and fake news? Why an Indian court has summoned China's Alibaba and Jack Ma

A Gurugram district court has summoned tech giant, Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma in a case where a former employee said he was wrongful...Read More

Don’t let social media hijack the narrative

Don’t let social media hijack the narrative

The government must come to grips with the challenges thrown up by digitisation and design a proper policy to monitor news.

Fake News Alert: Vasai villagers believe Union Govt is giving Rs 1.5 lakh to Municipal Corporations per every COVID-19 patient

Fake News Alert: Vasai villagers believe Union Govt is giving Rs 1.5 lakh to Municipal Corporations per every COVID-19 patient

The coronavirus pandemic also brought many WhatsApp forwards with it. Not that it was a novel concept in our country, but the "helpful" h...Read More

We must set aside politics and focus on facts, says External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on coronavirus outbreak

We must set aside politics and focus on facts, says External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on coronavirus outbreak

Asserting that the world stands at a "transformative moment", External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said dispassionate scrutin...Read More

Google brings fact-check label to images in Search

Google brings fact-check label to images in Search

This measure to fight misinformation spread through use of images builds on Google's fact check features in Search and News.

Google adds fact-check label to search images to sieve through misleading information

Google adds fact-check label to search images to sieve through misleading information

To help users decide whether they should believe what they see, Google has started showing a fact-check label under the thumbnail image r...Read More

Netizens in shock after leading daily uses wrong people's pics in suicide story

Netizens in shock after leading daily uses wrong people's pics in suicide story

On Monday, The Free Press Journal published a piece on how media is broken and it needs to be fixed. The author of the article opines "As...Read More

Fake News Alert: No plan for another lockdown in Delhi, says government

Fake News Alert: No plan for another lockdown in Delhi, says government

The fact-checking arm of the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) has on Sunday quashed rumours of another lockdown in the nationa...Read More

Cyber cops crack whip on netizens spreading rumours

Cyber cops crack whip on netizens spreading rumours

Since the last few days, a number of messages were being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media claiming that the state government...Read More

After putting 'warning' label under Donald Trump's tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey launches Civic Integration Policy to prevent fake news during elections

Twitter vs Trump: Jack Dorsey launches Civic Integration Policy to to prevent fake news during elections

Twitter Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey took to his site on Thursday morning in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat of shutting do...Read More

Indore: Man arrested for spreading rumour about opening of shops in red zone

Indore: Man arrested for spreading rumour about opening of shops in red zone

A team of crime branch is constantly monitoring the social media platforms to keep an eye on the people spreading misleading information.

Beware of sharing fake videos: You can face up to a year in jail under Disaster Management Act

Beware of sharing fake videos: You can face up to a year in jail under Disaster Management Act

Former Rajya Sabha MP Shahid Siddique has been trolled on social media for sharing a video on his Twitter profile of a woman holding a ch...Read More

Amit Shah's Home Ministry red flags fake video targeting minorities, Tablighi audio, takes it down later - the story so far

Amit Shah's Home Ministry red flags fake video targeting minorities, Tablighi audio, takes it down later - the story so far

The Amit Shah-run union home ministry recently appointed a thinktank on how to ‘spot and investigate’ fake news. This thinktank, amongst ...Read More

Amit Shah’s Home Ministry cites Alt News amid fact checkers to check ‘fake news’, infuriates right-wing Twitter

Amit Shah’s Home Ministry cites Alt News amid fact checkers to check ‘fake news’, infuriates right-wing Twitter

UPDATE: The Bureau of Police, Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs has removed the document which cited Alt News amid fact ...Read More

Fake News Alert: No, Amit Shah didn't tweet that he has 'cancer'

Fake News Alert: No, Amit Shah didn't tweet that he has 'cancer'

A tweet, allegedly, posted by Home Minister Amit Shah has been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday morning.The tweet has Amit...Read More

Ratan Tata busts fake news, says 'my picture alongside a quote does not guarantee me having said it'

Ratan Tata busts fake news, says 'my picture alongside a quote does not guarantee me having said it'

On Sunday, Indian billionaire philanthropist and former Chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, took to Twitter and clarified that a newspaper...Read More

'Retired Major' and RW Twitter user 'Skin Doctor' booked for 'satire' on oranges by Cyberabad Police

'Retired Major' and RW Twitter user 'Skin Doctor' booked for 'satire' on oranges by Cyberabad Police

He shared a forged newspaper clipping of a Hyderabad daily, with the headline ‘Cyberabad police bans the sale of oranges in the city'.

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