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COVID-19 in Mumbai: Has BMC allowed shoes, garments and stationery shops to open?

COVID-19 in Mumbai: Has BMC allowed shoes, garments and stationery shops to open?

The graph of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai is showing a downward trend. On Thursday, the city recorded less than 5000 cases for the fifth day ...Read More

Madhya Pradesh: Man in Jobat booked for spreading rumors on Covid vaccine over social media

Madhya Pradesh: Man in Jobat booked for spreading rumors on Covid vaccine over social media

Jobat: On the application submitted by patwari, one person has been booked for spreading rumours pertaining Covid-19 vaccine on social me...Read More

FPJ Fact Check: Is Mumbai's Pawan Dham quarantine centre restarting from April 3?

FPJ Fact Check: Is Mumbai's Pawan Dham quarantine centre restarting from April 3?

A particular WhatsApp forward has been doing the rounds saying that Pawan Dham quarantine centre will re-open on April 3 where all facili...Read More

Fake news is stopping us from achieving climate goals, claim scientists

Fake news is stopping us from achieving climate goals, claim scientists

According to the report, fake news on social media about global warming and biodiversity loss has emerged as a barrier to climate change ...Read More

Nita Ambani will not be visiting faculty at BHU, has not received any invitation: Reliance Industries

Nita Ambani will not be visiting faculty at BHU, has not received any invitation: Reliance Industries

Nita Ambani, Chairperson and Founder of the Reliance Foundation, has not received any invitation to become a visiting lecturer at Banaras...Read More

High emotional quotient can help you spot fake news, finds study

High emotional quotient can help you spot fake news, finds study

London: People with high levels of emotional intelligence are less likely to be susceptible to 'fake news', a new study suggests. The stu...Read More

SC issues notice to Centre, Twitter over plea seeking check on content, ads that 'spread hatred'

SC issues notice to Centre, Twitter over plea seeking check on content, ads that 'spread hatred'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and microblogging platform Twitter and others on a plea seeking a mech...Read More

Urgent steps must be taken by Centre, States, to stem misinformation on vaccination going viral, writes Niranjan Sahoo

Urgent steps must be taken by Centre, States, to stem misinformation on vaccination going viral, writes Niranjan Sahoo

With breakthroughs in vaccines, many countries, including India, are gearing up for vaccination drives against Covid-19. While the logist...Read More

Indian-origin scientist discovers new way to filter fake news

Indian-origin scientist discovers new way to filter fake news

Using machine learning (ML), a team of US researchers led by Indian-American computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava at Rice University ...Read More

Getting the news right: Here's how fact-checking websites bust fake news

Getting the news right: Here's how fact-checking websites bust fake news

Have you seen a popular video on social media that has shock value, but something about it doesn’t quite sit right? That’s where fact-che...Read More

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary: Top fake news about India's first Prime Minister

Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary: Top fake news about India's first Prime Minister

Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the most loved politicians of India. At the same time, considering the spree of misi...Read More

Delhi advocate accused of spreading rumours in SSR case gets bail

Delhi advocate accused of spreading rumours in SSR case gets bail

A sessions court on Monday granted bail to Delhi-based advocate Vibhor Anand after he was arrested recently for defamation and spreading ...Read More

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.

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