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Social Media Rumors

Why Rumours Of Shah Faesal’s Posting Surface, This Time As An Advisor To Lt Governor

Oct 10, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Since January this year, Shah Faesal broke his long silence and is seen praising the government.

India Produces Largest Amount Of Covid-19 Misinformation: US Study

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India, the US, Brazil and Spain are affected the most by Covid-19 misinform. 66.87 per cent of the misinformation among all social media platforms originates on Facebook, the study said.

The Curious Case Of True Indology And Other Tweets

Social media platforms, which have evolved into public platforms, continue to lack oversight to protect freedom of speech, and are driven by the whims and fancies of the platform owner.

Reports Of Tensions In Southeast, West Delhi Are Rumours, Say Police

Mar 01, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The police made the appeal after panic gripped several localities in Delhi amid fears of violence and rumours of fresh clashes.

J&K Govt Prepares To Create Firewall Against VPNs, Developers Ask Kashmiris 'Not To Worry'

While the police and security agencies pull out all stops to prevent Kashmiris from using social media, the VPN developers are also suggesting Kashmiris the way to breach the firewall.

29 August, 2019

Child-Lifting Rumours: Health Department Team Attacked In Uttar Pradesh

Outlook Web Bureau

A group of about 150 people had laid siege to the health department van in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur after rumours that they were child-lifters.

28 August, 2019

Death By Rumours: 20 Mob Attacks In 72 Hours As Child-Lifting Hoax Soars In UP

Outlook Web Bureau

In Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad a woman, who was out on shopping with her grandson, was thrashed by a mob on suspicion of child-lifting.

20 August, 2019

Jammu And Kashmir Police Urges People To Inform About Rumour Mongers

Outlook Web Bureau

The police requested the citizens to share information regarding such people by contacting PCR Jammu telephone numbers.

10 August, 2019

Plea In SC Seeks Lifting Restrictions On Media, Journalists' Movement To Report From J&K

Outlook Web Bureau

The petition seeks a direction for the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to immediately relax all restrictions on freedom of movement of journalists and media personnel in Kashmir and some districts of Jammu.

31 October, 2018

Focused On Simplicity, Quality, Security And Privacy: WhatsApp Vice President

Outlook Web Bureau

Out of WhatsApp user base of 1.3 billion people, more than 200 million people are in India -- the single largest market for the popular messaging platform.

17 September, 2018

Is Social Media Driving Pregnancy Phobia By Posting Horror Stories Of Child Birth

Outlook Web Bureau

Tsunami of horror stories on child birth flooding social media leading to the rise of tokophobia


29 August, 2018

Fake News: India Heads Of Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook Could Face Govt Action

Outlook Web Bureau

The law enforcement agencies have been maintaining that the social media platforms cannot remain aloof to the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages" and they cannot evade their responsibilities.

Photo Gallery

Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government, in Patiala.

PTI Photo

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai speaks to media as volunteers hold placards at a traffic point as part of Delhi governments 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to reduce pollution in the national capital, in New...

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Ambassador of Italy to India Vincenzo De Luca pays tribute to poet Rabindra Nath Tagore during their visit to Toagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko Thakurbari, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A cyclist falls as he and other commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

BJP leader Vasundhara Raje attends the National Office bearers meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu