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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 is battling misinformation, fake and politically-motivated biased...

02 December 2022

Elon Musk

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 speech, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect'.


AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha (right) And Mohammed Zubair (left)

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 made public via Norwegian lawmakers, predictions from bookmakers,...


Union Minister Anurag Thakur

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 infodemic" that continued to inflict malicious disinformation on...

16 November 2022

PM Narendra 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 educate people about analysing and verifying any piece of information...


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Bharat Jodo Yatra

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.

25 September 2022

Twitter logo displayed on a smartphone

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.

29 October 2022

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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 and public order.

18 August 2022

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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...


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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


15 May 2022
Haryana Police Warns People About Fake Electricity Bill Messages

Haryana Police Warns People About Fake Electricity Bill Messages

"They send text messages pretending to be from trusted sources to get the targets to click on links that install malware to steal personal and banking...


27 April 2022
‘Society Needs More Platforms For Calling Out Fake News,’ Says Anand Mahindra After Elon Musk’s Successful Twitter Bid

‘Society Needs More Platforms For Calling Out Fake News,’ Says Anand Mahindra After Elon Musk’s Successful Twitter Bid

The development comes after the social media platform’s board Monday, decided to sell a 100 per cent stake of the company to the Tesla and SpaceX CEO worth...


25 April 2022
Covid-19 Now Endemic? Amid Delhi Spike, Doctors Claim Rate Of Hospitalisation Is Key

Covid-19 Now Endemic? Amid Delhi Spike, Doctors Claim Rate Of Hospitalisation Is Key

A letter signed by 20 doctors from across private medical institutes in Delhi states that the virus has crossed the stage of being a pandemic in India and has...


14 March 2022
Media In Kashmir Is ‘Slowly Being Choked’, Finds Press Council of India

Media In Kashmir Is ‘Slowly Being Choked’, Finds Press Council of India

The fact finding committee (FFC) of the Press Council of India said: ‘news media in the Jammu and Kashmir region, and especially in the valley is slowly...


08 March 2022
Chhattisgarh: Scribe Held For Fake News Also Booked For Immoral Trafficking

Chhattisgarh: Scribe Held For Fake News Also Booked For Immoral Trafficking

Some confidential government documents were also recovered from his phone, the official said without revealing more information about the documents.


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04 March 2022
Russian Lawmakers Approve Prison For 'Fake' War Reports

Russian Lawmakers Approve Prison For 'Fake' War Reports

The Russian parliament voted unanimously Friday to approve a draft law criminalizing the intentional spreading of what Russia deems to be 'fake' reports. 


05 February 2022
 J&K: Police Books Kashmir Journalist For 'Glorifying Terrorism'

 J&K: Police Books Kashmir Journalist For 'Glorifying Terrorism'

According to police, case has been registered against journalist Fahad Shah at Safakdal Police Station and Pulwama Police Station. Shah is the founder and...


18 January 2022
Public Trust Declines In Government Globally; Fake News Concerns At All-Time Peak: Study

Public Trust Declines In Government Globally; Fake News Concerns At All-Time Peak: Study

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer report, released every year during the World Economic Forum's Davos summit, also showed that business has replaced...


25 December 2021
LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

LS Speaker Voices Concern Over 'Continuous Disruption' In Legislatures, Fake News Menace

Calling obstruction of proceedings ethically and constitutionally wrong, he said it was even more disturbing when such disruptions are pre-planned.


30 November 2021
PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting replied in writing, to a question raised in the parliament that PIB Fact Check has responded to...


14 September 2021
I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

This is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel.


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