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‘Fake news’ on LS poll schedule: EC asks Delhi police to probe

The news item in question, which gained traction on social media on January 15, claims that Lok Sabha polls will start on April 7 and end on May 17.

There is nothing called WhatsApp Gold; it’s just a virus

 The WhatsApp Gold hoax, first circulated in 2016. essentially offers you a hidden feature of the messaging app with extra features.

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BJP IT cell head: Opposition spreading fake news against party's senior leaders

Citing a newspaper clipping of BJP chief Amit Shah attacking and demeaning a specific community, BJP's IT cell convener Amit Malviya said it is fake news, and alleged that it was tweeted by the Twitter handle of a senior Congress leader from MP.

PUBG Mobile banned by the Bombay High Court? These reports are not true

PUBG banned by Bombay High Court? A notice claiming that PUBG mobile game has been banned in India is doing the rounds on social media but that's a fake.

Is Election Commission equipped to handle fake news? Former CEC discusses the challenge

In a fireside chat leading up to the IE Thinc panel discussion on the impact of fake news on elections, former Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi discusses the role the Election Commission can play:

Political ads: Facebook makes it must for advertisers to disclose their identity, location

Facebook will start to show a disclaimer on all political advertisements that provide more information about who is placing the advertisement and an online searchable Ad Library for anyone to access.

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UK parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents

Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive in charge of public policy, Richard Allan, at the committee's hearing in London.

Punjab: Lured by fake job alert on social media, hundreds of youths flock to Ludhiana

It was found that a fake job alert message went viral on social media including WhatsApp and youths reached Ludhiana hoping to get a job for Rs 22,700 a month as 'promised' in the message.

In Jaipur, a question for WhatsApp: How to track the source?

They discussed verification methods through news searches, reverse image searches and fact-checking organisations as well as technical features.

Gujarat mulling law to curb fake news on social media, says deputy CM Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel said some people with malafide intentions were misusing social media to create enmity between castes and communities, to harass people and destabilise the country.

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Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament about the plan to control WhatsApp rumours

The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.

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Stop planting fake news through papers: Ashutosh tells BS Bassi

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Ashutosh on Tuesday alleged that Delhi police Commissioner BS Bassi has been planting fake news through papers in connection with the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Ashutosh added that Bassi should disclose the name of the police personnel, who was asked to get off the stage. He further accused Delhi Commissioner for compromising the security of Delhi CM by disclosing minor details of security in public.

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