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President Draupadi Murmu

Correct Info Oxygen Of Healthy Democracy, Act Promptly Against Fake News: Prez Murmu To IIS Officers

She urged them to harness technology and work with dedication to combat this alarming trend of misusing media, especially social media, to build false narratives.

29 March 2023

SFI members barged into the Asianet News office in Kochi

SFI Members Barge Into News Channel Office In Kerala, Allege 'Fake News'

The SFI activists allegedly entered the office around 8 pm on Friday by raising slogans against the news channel after pushing aside the security staff and intimidated its employees

04 March 2023

CBSE Board exams 2023

CBSE Cautions Students Against Rumours About Question Paper Leaks

According to officials, CBSE is regularly intimating the Delhi Police to take stern action against persons involved in circulating fake news using social media platforms under various provisions of the IPC and the IT Act.

27 February 2023

Justice D Y Chandrachud

Fake News Can Create Tensions, Endangering Democratic Values: CJI Chandrachud

Speaking at the 16th Ramnath Goenka awards ceremony, the CJI, who was the chief guest, termed responsible journalism as the engine which drives democracy towards a better future. 

22 March 2023

In the last week, several fake messages have been spread about attacks on Bihari migrants in Tamil Nadu

BJP Leader Booked After Tweet On 'Killing Of Bihar Migrant Workers'

In the last week, several fake messages have been spread about attacks on Bihari migrants in Tamil Nadu. These messages were being shared on WhatsApp. The state government of Tamil Nadu and Bihar have both issued a warning...

04 March 2023

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Congress Demands Probe Into Alleged Use Of Israeli Firm In Indian Elections

Congress spokespersons Pawan Khera and Supriya Shrinate at a press conference, alleged that the data of Indians is being compromised

18 February 2023

SFI members barged into the Asianet News office in Kochi

Kerala Police Search Asianet TV Channel's Office Days After SFI Members 'Intimidated' Staff

CPI(M) sources on Saturday alleged that there was a complaint against the news channel for allegedly creating fake news using a minor girl about alleged sexual assault of over 10 girl students at a school in northern Kerala

05 March 2023

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Diaspora Groups In UK Protest Against BBC Over Controversial Documentary

Diaspora Groups In UK Protest Against BBC Over Controversial Documentary

On Sunday, hundreds of representatives of Indian diaspora organisations gathered outside the BBC's London headquarters to protest what they branded as "fake news."

29 January 2023

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12 January 2023
Centre Cracks Down On 6 YouTube Channels For 'Spreading Fake News'

Centre Cracks Down On 6 YouTube Channels For 'Spreading Fake News'

The Fact Check Unit of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said these six channels were working in a coordinated...


11 January 2023
Do Not Pay Heed To Rumours, Fake News: Mamata To Gangasagar Pilgrims

Do Not Pay Heed To Rumours, Fake News: Mamata To Gangasagar Pilgrims

Referring to "fake" reports in a section of the media of stone pelting on the Vande Bharat Express in Bengal, she said in reality it had happened in Bihar and...


06 January 2023
Fact Check: WEF's Statement To Bathe Once A Week To Combat Climate Change. Is It True?

Fact Check: WEF's Statement To Bathe Once A Week To Combat Climate Change. Is It True?

A surprising and weird claim in a recent Twitter post about The World Economic Forum (WEF) asking the public to bathe only once a week or less to combat...


02 December 2022
Why Does India Need To Battle Misinformation, Fake And Politically-Motivated Biased News? 

Why Does India Need To Battle Misinformation, Fake And Politically-Motivated Biased News? 

Shikha Rai, an educationist who writes about Politics, Governance, Economy & Foreign Policy and has in-depth knowledge about these subjects, decodes how India...


16 November 2022
Anurag Thakur Cautions Against Clickbait Headlines, Fake News

Anurag Thakur Cautions Against Clickbait Headlines, Fake News

Addressing a function to celebrate the National Press Day, Thakur urged the media to reflect and self-introspect on how to immunise itself from the "virus of...


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29 October 2022
Has Elon Musk Done Mass-Firing At Twitter? Read Truth Of 'Employees' Carrying Boxes Outside Twitter Office

Has Elon Musk Done Mass-Firing At Twitter? Read Truth Of 'Employees' Carrying Boxes Outside Twitter Office

One person with boxes of personal belongings outside Twitter office in the United States made a series of claims before the media.


28 October 2022
Elon Musk Wants Absolute Free Speech On Twitter. What Does That Mean For Fake News, Hate Speech?

Elon Musk Wants Absolute Free Speech On Twitter. What Does That Mean For Fake News, Hate Speech?

Musk who calls himself a 'free speech absolutist' has previously claimed that he is 'against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free...


28 October 2022
Fake News Capable Of Snowballing Into Matter Of National Concern: PM Modi

Fake News Capable Of Snowballing Into Matter Of National Concern: PM Modi

Addressing the 'Chintan Shivir' here, a gathering of home ministers of states to deliberate on issues of internal security, Modi stressed on the need to...


05 October 2022
Fact-checker Duo Pratik Sinha And Mohammed Zubair Feature In Nobel Peace Prize Contenders' List: Report

Fact-checker Duo Pratik Sinha And Mohammed Zubair Feature In Nobel Peace Prize Contenders' List: Report

According to Time, the co-founders of fact-check site AltNews, Mr Sinha and Mr Zubair are among the contenders to win the prize based on nominations that were...


25 September 2022
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Row Over Tweets, Congress Strikes At BJP For Faking News

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Row Over Tweets, Congress Strikes At BJP For Faking News

A Photo of Rahul Gandhi along with a young woman leader were doing the rounds in social media for a few days.


18 August 2022
Eight YouTube Channels Blocked For Spreading Misinformation Against India

Eight YouTube Channels Blocked For Spreading Misinformation Against India

The Government of India has ordered the blocking of eight YouTube channels for allegedly disseminating misinformation against the country's national security...


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16 August 2022
Several News Portals Banned In Jammu And Kashmir's Ramban For Dispensing Fake News

Several News Portals Banned In Jammu And Kashmir's Ramban For Dispensing Fake News

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has banned about six news portals for broadcasting fake news in the state.


18 July 2022
Remembering Sidhu Moosewala: A Transition From Promoting Toxic Masculinity To Becoming A Man With Perceptions

Remembering Sidhu Moosewala: A Transition From Promoting Toxic Masculinity To Becoming A Man With Perceptions

Sidhu Moosewala's journey from the gun-wielding, Range Rover-driving Jatt Sikh to a perceptive man who talks about the fake news factory that is run by...


16 July 2022
Anurag Thakur Advises Communicators To Be Agile While Facing Challenges Of Fake News

Anurag Thakur Advises Communicators To Be Agile While Facing Challenges Of Fake News

Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has urged government communicators to exercise agility while dealing with fake news.


30 June 2022
Why India Needs Its Own Twitters, Facebooks, Instagrams

Why India Needs Its Own Twitters, Facebooks, Instagrams

This Social Media Day, we assess the significance of social media in our lives, how these platforms – who have often been accused of disseminating...


29 June 2022
How Mohammed Zubair's Arrest Is Turning Into A Classic Case Of Media Trial And Janata Adalat 

How Mohammed Zubair's Arrest Is Turning Into A Classic Case Of Media Trial And Janata Adalat 

The arrested AltNews scribe appears to be put through a similar experience faced by student leaders, activists and other journalists who were hauled up for...


27 May 2022
Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news


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