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.
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:
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.
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.
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.